The Channel Country August 2013 travel blog

On the road Nyngan

Pelicans on Bogan River Nyngan

Road between Nyngan & Bourke

Campfire at Kidmans


Poetry on a Plate at Kidmans Bourke

Nomads at Kidmans

We were on the road by 9.30, fuelled up and took photos of the many pelicans enjoying the Bogan River. We were advised to get fuel before we left town, and were glad to have been told as the road to Bourke was a long straight uninhabited stretch of highway. Very few fellow travellers along this road. Travelled through tiny towns of Girilambone and Coolabah before arriving in Bourke 12.15. Apart from wild goats and the occasional dead red kangaroo, there was not a lot to see on this days journey.

We arrived at Bourke 12.15 and settled into Kidmans Camp Country Resort. This park is spacious, with drive through grassy sites. We were told to pick our own spot, so we were soon set up on a great spot, enjoying lunch in the sunshine. We travelled 204 klms today.

Visited the Back of Bourke Exhibition Centre where we booked into 3 local tourist attractions.

Tonight we attended "Poetry on a Plate" around the Campfire at Kidmans Camp. We were served a delicous beef casserole with a vegetable and lentil dish. This was followed by lemon curd tart.

We were entertained by the "Bard of Bourke" Andrew Hull, who shared his stories in verse of his travels through many outback townships.

The audience was made up mainly of 'Grey Nomads'.

Back to the van by 9pm.

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