Today we set off from Newcastle and travelled quite a long distance ending in Gulargambone. It was a bright but nippy day with blue skies all the way. The caravan and car performed well and only a few things got left behind.
After climbing through the mountains it was so different driving across the plains. With smaller timber and wide open spaces it makes you aware of how big this country is. The friendly van park welcomed us with a campfire on which they cooked soup and damper for all who wished to partake. The people around the fire came from many different places, not all in Australia. It was a happy place till it chilled after the sun set. The next day we set off for Lightning Ridge. One of the best van parks we have visited. Excellent facilities. Only the gravel cover
We started our trip in a lather of worry. What would we need? What would we put where? Would we take enough, would we have enough room, would we cope?Would the car be okay, would the trailer be okay… No end of questions, very few answers!…
Eventually we headed off. Farewells at our daughter’s place then on to Dubbo. Late start, trouble reversing but as we were staying in a relo’s yard rather a soft start to the trip. After long farewells we hit the road again, headed for our first free overnight camp at Cassillis. near road and a bit noisy but not too bad.
Travelled on to Broken Hill and stayed at Penrose Park. On the way in I managed to get over half an hour at Pro Hart’s Gallery and another day we went to Jack Absolom’s Gallery. More detailed reports at a later date. The settlement near Pe