2017 Coastal and Murray River Trek travel blog

Silo Art in Weethalle

Morning tea at Lions Plane Park, West Wyalong

Overnight at Forbes

Monday 9 October 2017

The second storm of the day arrived last night with plenty of rain, thunder and lightning, but no wind, so that was good. The locals were probably very happy to hear the rain as the area is very dry. Our drive to Goolgowi was mainly though dry areas, with some patches of green and some healthy crops and animals.

No need to rush off this morning, but we still were on the road at 9am. Plenty of water and muddy patches around the park, so it would be our wettest packup in eight weeks, so we can't complain.

Unlike Saturday, the road was busy today, mainly with caravans. Don't know how many were travelling our way, but there were plenty going the other way.

We travelled through Rankins Springs, Weethalle where we paused to look at the Silo Art, and then on to West Wyalong where we found a nice park for morning tea at the Lions Plane Park, which boasts the donation of an RAAF DC3 aircraft to their community.

Next stop was Forbes where we had a walk around town, and found a bakery for some bread and lunch. A quick stop into Woolworths for some fruit and we were on our way to our overnight stop in Forbes.

More storms have been predicted, and we have had some threatening clouds around, but nothing coming our way as yet.

We have certainly had some warm weather in these parts, so guess we had better get used to it!

Just had to phone Neville Forbes today to see if he could guess where we were. Will check out his "birth place" tomorrow as we leave town!!

Don has found out from a fellow traveller here that the extra traffic around is returning from Bathurst, so guess that explains the number of vans we have seen today.

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