Darwin or bust - a short drive up the road travel blog


Main street of Mudgee in blossom

Dan amongst the barrels at Pieter van Gent Winery Mudgee

Kangaroos amongst the bare vines in Mudgee

Can anyone see a face in this rock?

We survived a gecko in the fridge in the Tropics

How many stars would you give this bathroom near Alice Springs

Excitement peaked as we make it to the Northern Territory

Rest stops can be few and far between in the Outback

After our cold night in Cobar our next night was Dubbo. We had booked a room at the Amaroo Hotel and made a special request for a ground floor room as we are traveling with a fair bit of luggage. Well when we checked in we were told our room was on the third floor and that the lift was out of order. They did offer to help with our luggage but Grae declined the offer stating he could manage...... and he certainly did.

Whilst the region is in severe drought and farmers have been doing it tough the countryside was looking green due to some good recent showers. We did see a few huge semis packed with hay bales driving by. Many of the shops in town have various charity campaigns to help the farmers, one includes buying a bale for livestock feed.

Our final night away was in Mudgee and we visited a few of the local wineries and did some tastings. There were so many nice reds and we bought a couple of bottles.

Mudgee is so pretty this time of year with the trees lining the main street full of blossoms. Bulbs such as daffodils, irises and jonquils are flowering everywhere reminding us spring is just a day away and winter officially only has a few hours left. We'll be home tomorrow and back to work on Monday after 63 days away.

Boy thinking about the statistics that's a lot of bed sheets and towels we've gone through every day. We've also burned about 960 litres of fuel and produced over two tonnes on CO2. We've traveled 13,708 kms (over 8500 miles) and Grae has collected 105 hotel soaps (he does that)!

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