Every thing is much further away up here but have found a good use for wine bladders. Great way to carry water.
Although we had great showers in Dubbo after roughing it for a week the chinese feed was a real let down after that was all we talked about on the way into the town.
We had do do 10klm on the Newell highway to get out of Dubbo. So glad we have chosen not to ride on the highways. It was bad enough even on a Sunday.
Went through to Binaway which made us think about how long we have been away. Now 213 days.
Still play and learning bowls where ever possible.
Have now at long last finished with the hills for a few thousand Klms.
Around Gunnedah we must have seen a thousand caravans who were all on their way to a country and western festival.
Had 2 nights at Split Rock Dam. Great spot but one of the toughest dirt hill roads to get out. Huge hill.
Camped in the showgrounds at Manilla where they opened up the showers and kitchen for us. Always made to feel welcome in the small towns.
Had 3 wet nights over Easter with plenty of mud but we just ate, read, ate and slept. Always have a couple of books to read.
Had all our zips on the tent replaces in Wariada as they were starting to play up. Stayed in a hotel for the night and the bed felt as though we were sleeping on a curved banana. we are now so used to a hard surface..
We now head for Mungindi where we are house sitting 20 kelpies for 2 weeks.
Then of to St George, Roma, Winton and Mnt Isa.
We are both well and enjoying our time. Averaged about 17klms per hour over the past few days even when starting of with 15 litres of water.
Hope you are all well.
Peter and Barbara.
PS Making bread and butter pudding on our Trangia today.