Next morning we said goodbye to everyone who sat around our campfire and headed out on that fantastic road again. It wasn’t long before we started to notice the changing of the countryside. While Bourke was mostly green the land past Bourke quickly turned dry. At about the same time we started to notice the side of the road was filled with the dead bodies of kangaroos and the odd emu. We had never seen so many along one road before. Early in the morning they come to the road to drink the condensation. Continue reading “Border, Cunnamulla”
We had heard good things about the Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre as it shows the legends of the backcountry but for us it wasn’t anything special. In every room there was an audio of some type and the walls were filled with information. There was very little else to look at so everyone stood in the same spot reading while the audio played loudly in the background. Continue reading “Back O’Bourke Exhibition Centre”
Bourke has a population of 2,300 with a district population of 2,868. The Shire is 43,117 sq’s miles, that is roughly the size of Denmark. Continue reading “Bourke, Back O’Bourke”
We pulled it for a break at Mulga Creek Pub. Just for something different there were parking meters out the front, right in the best parking spots. Yes I was a little surprised until I read the sign. All money raised from the meters goes to the Royal Flying Doctors. What a fun way to raise money. You don’t mind paying for parking when it is going to such a good cause. Continue reading “Mulga Creek Pub.”
The next day we said goodbye and set off again. We stayed at the local van park in Nyngan. It was $20 for power and water and the washing machines were only $2 a load. Great, normally we are paying between $4 and $5. We pulled in to find a note on the admin door telling new arrivals to pick a spot and the owner would be back after 4 and to pay then. We did that and made a B-line to the washing machine. We put our first load on and went to have lunch. When we made it back to the washing machine someone had taken ours out and dumped it. Not happy. By the end of the day we had finished all our washing. When it was dry we discovered 2 different socks were missing. Really not happy now. Continue reading “Nyngan”
We started to drive though cotton country. Our first clue to this was what looked like snow along the side of the roads. Then when it clicked to us we were in cotton country the cotton balls started to appear in the paddocks. There were so many of them. Continue reading “Trangie, Bob Christianson reserve.”
We weren’t going to go to the zoo. It was $47 per person it was on the borderline to what we would like to spend.
One of the local shop’s staff members told us we could go to the Zoo and have coffee in the café. Some of the monkeys are on an island that sits out the front of the café. We thought we could do that and get an idea of the zoo. Continue reading “Dubbo Zoo”