The Flynn Australian Adventure 2012 travel blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


We left Mildura in the morning for the drive to Hay along the Sturt Highway. We passed through the small town of Euston before arriving before lunch at Balranald at the Lions park. This is quite a bustling town on the banks of the Murrumbidgee which has quite a bit to see in and around the town. Maybe next time! We then continued travelling along the highway (loose term - one of the worst roads we have encountered, mind you we were spoilt in WA and to some extent SA). 90% of the traffic seemed to be trucks. As we approached Hay, the land became very flat (nearly as bad as the Nullabor but at least there was civilisation along the way). Cotton, rice and sheep were seen along the way. We stopped at the Shearing Hall of Fame on the edge of town and spent a couple of hours here (through a thunderstorm which delivered little rain). The displays are very good and quite interactive. The boys enjoyed some of the computer based activities. There is also a working shearing shed next door and we saw a sheep shearing demonstration and spoke to a real shearer (retired). The shed still trains young people and the shearer was a top bloke to talk to. Well worth a visit. We then drove into town to pick up some supplies and have a look - quite a busy town with some lovely buildings. Dad had to pull up for a random breath test (you count to 10 instead of blowing in the machine) - humurous to see a motor home amongst all the other cars. Tomorrow we will have a look at some other aspects of the town. We retired to the caravan park and the boys found the pool. (Quite warm and humid after the storm).



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