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26 August 2016 – Junee to Cowra NSW

Our alarm sounded at 7:00am and with a great degree of trepidation, we managed to extract ourselves from a warm bed.  The temperature inside the caravan was 1 degree (later we learnt that there had been a very big frost and the temperature had dropped to -1.3 degrees.

We boiled a kettle but the heat from the gas jet had very little impact on the caravans internal  temperature.

It was still very cold when at 8:10am, “He” opened the caravan door to prepare for our departure.  Fortunately we had not unhitched so the preparation for our departure was relatively easy with only legs to be retracted and the bars on the weight distribution hitch reattached.  That did not happen.  Instead “He” spent the next 50 minutes talking with volunteer members of the golf club who were about to embark on a day’s work fertilising the courses’ greens.  Time was also spent talking with one of the local council members about the reasons to develop the overnight stay at the golf club further to attract travellers which would benefit both the club and the town of Junee.

We left the club at 9:20am and headed to the Junee Licorice & Chocolate Factory where we enjoyed coffee before attending a tour of the factory.  We enjoyed samples during the tour and later we won a prize having won a game that was played at the end of the tour.

We were on the road just before 11:00am and headed to Cootamundra where we refuelled and then onto Young where we stopped in a rest stop for lunch.

We continued to Cowra and booked into the Cowra Holiday Park, a caravan park where we have stayed many times in the past.  The park has new owners and we wanted to meet them.

After detaching the caravan, we went into Cowra and purchased pork and vegetables that we intended to cook in our Cobb Cooker.

Returning to the caravan park, we started the cooker but left it too long before starting the cooking process.  This resulted in the fuel dying after two hours and the need to restart the process again.  Our meal was cook around 7:30pm and although it took a long time to cook, it was very enjoyable.  We need to experiment with the Cobb further or start to carry our Weber Baby Q as the alternative oven type cooker.

With our air conditioning set to heat, the caravan was very warm and that resulted in us spending a comfortable evening watching television and spending time on the computer.

We were in bed well after 11:00pm expecting a far more comfortable night than the previous night.

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