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Oct 8, 2016 - Days 116 UPDATE NOTES

Hi All, Arriving in Port Augusta the 1st set of bad weather has passed, we tried to do the shopping but Woolworths had lost all their cold stock in the blackout and a lot of other things like batteries were panic bought. So only half the shopping was done, OK we can do the rest later. Off we went to do a 2 night stay in a very old SA town with a railway museum in Peterborough which we had planned. Town was not so interesting, caravan park was average, again no TV, OK that was normal for the Nullarbor and more bad weather forecast so plans...

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Jul 3, 2016 - DAY 71

Day 71 About 30ks out of Wyandra we passed a roo in the middle of the road that had been hit as we passed a joey popped its head out so we turned around and picked it up, wrapped it in a towel and put it in our dirty washing bag (took out washing of course). Had to take it to Cunnamulla where we gave it to the A.P.O. (animal protection officer). The road kill from Morven to Bourke is horrendous. Drove out to their dam that was overflowing, this was a sight to see. Couldn’t get into any of the caravan parks so we camped close by the old...

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Oct 23, 2015 - Friday Oct 23rd Bourke

Friday oct 23rd..Bourke One of those nights campers love, temperature just right, no wind, no yapping dogs, no trucks….only one short disturbance when our nearest neighbours decided to have a domestic dispute at about 9.30. Actually it was a bit one sided, she was doing all the talking, didn’t hear a peep from him. I even had to ask Terri what some of the words meant. Only lasted 10 minutes. Decided to stay another night…who saw that comin’? Needed to do some laundry and we missed this mornings river cruise so we booked it for tomorrow....

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Sep 12, 2015 - Bourke. New South Wales

Stopped at Tambo along the way to purchase a Tambo Teddy. They are gorgeous. Made entirely of sheep wool. Here we are, in NSW, in Bourke. Another saying that was very much part of our growing up years was "Out the back o' Bourke" - meaning far away. Well, we have been there, and are back again!! The Visitors Information Centre is called the 'Back O' Bourke'. Did an hour on the (usually) mighty Darling River on a replica Steam boat today - river very muddy and low but can rise up to 30 metres in flood. Some lovely buildings in town. An...

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Jun 8, 2014 - Who Would've Thought??

Have been without internet for the last few days, hence the late post. I don't want to get ahead of myself, so back to Lightning Ridge. We did play bowls in LR. Harry managed to skipper a team to runner-up, while Diane played in the winning team. We left LR heading for a place on the Barwon River that Harry thought might be a good place to have a fish. We arrived in Brewarrina around lunch time and went to the info centre, where we found out that there was a fishing tournament on Frid, Sat & Sun. 10 minutes later we were all signed up with...

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Nov 5, 2013 - Bourke, New South Wales

11/5/13, Tuesday. Todays drive was more outback driving. There were vast areas with no trees (or at least very few) and then areas that had a lot. We saw many more kangaroos and emus (alive and dead). We stopped for a rest break and lunch at Cunnamulla. Robin and I ordered Ham and Cheese sandwiches, toasted. (One thin slide of deli ham, one slice of cheese, 2 slices of bread =$5.00 PLUS $0.60 for toasting it). Our next rest stop was in Enngonia, a VERY small town in the outback. We got there just as they were running the end of the race...

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Aug 3, 2013 - Bourke

We had booked on a tour of Bourke & surrounding areas today, but we were the only booking so it was cancelled. Back to the Back O' Bourke centre for a tour around the historical exhibition that depicts the early days of Bourkes history and its characters. Henry Lawson spent some time here and wrote many of his poems about this area. It was interesting to read of the early settlers in this far flung place, and the hardships that they endured to establish the town. We then drove around the town, and were dismayed at the derelict or destroyed...

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Aug 1, 2013 - Nyngan to Bourke

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...

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May 31, 2012 - Trilby Station (Louth)

We have had an absolute ball at Trilby Station. Such a relaxed and pretty environment. Liz, our host, is really friendly and has made us very welcome. We picked up some mud maps from Liz and headed out exploring the station in the Navara. Provided with the mud maps is lots of information about the station's history, the plants/trees we see along the way etc. We were able to go exploring the homestead that Gary was brought up in. They are happy for you to walk through and check it out, it was left completely furnished with food in the pantry...

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Sep 7, 2011 - Day 3 Louth to Bourke

Waking up to a beautiful sunny morning on the banks of a billabong off the Darling river was  a great way to start the day. Wally had the fire started early and we settled into the morning. After last nights camp oven success Stace,  India and Paddy started to mix the dough for our first camp oven scones. After plenty of  debate over the heat of the oven the scones went in and soon after we were treated to perfect scones and jam. This camp oven caper is easy!  We slowly packed up camp and headed off to Bourke via Toorale station. After only...

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Aug 18, 2011 - Feels Like Months Since We Left Roses!

Hi, The birthday/farewell party was great fun. There were lots of laughs and a yummy barbecue. Everyone brought a contribution and I made the cake. It took ages to pack up and leave Roses the next morning as everyone wanted to have another chat and addresses and phone numbers were swapped. We finally left at 11.45! We stopped at Blackall for lunch and the original plan was to stay in the free camp there, but we decided to keep moving and went to Tambo. We checked into the caravan park for one night and went to the pub. When we left the...

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Jun 22, 2011 - Bailey Bar - A Caravan Park With A Difference

Hey, We had a quiet night at Cunnamulla and headed off in our own time, which turned out to be 9.30, which surprised us! Our drive to Charleville was quite uneventful - though we did see a couple of massive dead pigs on the side of the road. We are staying at the Bailey Bar Caravan Park, where the owners are great and their entertainment is.....entertaining. Last night we went to the lamb (what else?) spit roast and had a fabulous time talking to a couple from the Barossa Valley and a couple from Sydney. We had the biggest dinner ever -...

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