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3 June 2015 – Blackheath to Sydney NSW

Keen to return home, we were all ready to depart the caravan park just after 9:00am. It was sad saying goodbye as we had all enjoyed the trip.

We had an uneventful trip home consuming the lowest amount of fuel since owning the caravan.  When we arrived home, our consumption was just under 10 litres per . . . → Read More: 3 June 2015 – Blackheath to Sydney NSW

2 June 2015 – Cowra to Blackheath NSW

Knowing that three of our group were heading home today, we were up early to bid them farewell.

It was very cold when “He” left the caravan to see if anyone was ready to go.  Before checking on the other, “He” had a quick look at our fresh water hose, it was frozen.  Knowing that it . . . → Read More: 2 June 2015 – Cowra to Blackheath NSW

1 June 2015 – Cowra NSW

With no real plans for the day, we set our alarm for 7:00am when we got up to bid farewell to one of the couple who were returning home.  Today would be the coldest day we have experienced since leaving home for the tagalong.

By 10:0am we were ready to leave for some sightseeing and . . . → Read More: 1 June 2015 – Cowra NSW

31 May 2015 – Parkes to Cowra NSW

It had rained overnight and several of our group were up early to pack up in anticipation of further rain.  The rain did not come and we were able to pack up in the dry.

In convoy formation we departed Parkes just after 9:00am and headed to the nearby township of Eugowra.

Eugowra is . . . → Read More: 31 May 2015 – Parkes to Cowra NSW

30 May 2015 – Parkes NSW

It had rained overnight and the cloud cover had kept the temperature up.

We decided that we would visit a couple of the local attractions including a gold mine in Peak Hill, some 48 kilometres north of Parkes.

With our friends we first headed to the local Aldi store where our friends had to . . . → Read More: 30 May 2015 – Parkes NSW

29 May 2015 – Lake Cargelligo to Parkes NSW

We did not have a long drive today but still decided to depart at 8:30am.  The weather was threatening but we managed to go through our departure setup without getting wet.

The road from Lake Cargelligo to Condobolin was actually rough but was travelled without much traffic about.  We passed the caravan park at Condobolin . . . → Read More: 29 May 2015 – Lake Cargelligo to Parkes NSW

28 May 2015 – Hay to Lake Cargelligo NSW

We departed Hay just after 8:30am in fog.  The fog was so thick that we were unable to see the surrounding countryside.   We were however able to see the sun which was just a bright light in the sky filtered through the fog.

We stopped for morning tea at a roadhouse in the Goolgowi only . . . → Read More: 28 May 2015 – Hay to Lake Cargelligo NSW

27 March 2015 – Mildura VIC to Hay NSW

Today we started our journey east and towards our home in Sydney.

We decided to advance our departure time by 30 minutes and leave at 8:30am.  Before departure we said our final farewells to one of our members (Russ & Dianne) who were heading to South Australia after spending a couple more days at Mildura.

. . . → Read More: 27 March 2015 – Mildura VIC to Hay NSW

26 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

We had planned a relatively quiet day involving a trip to Wentworth and visits to several of the local attractions.  Today we would also provide transport for our friends.

First visit was to Orange World where we took the opportunity to purchase freshly picked navel oranges and some other “goodies” that they sell.

Next . . . → Read More: 26 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

25 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

Today we had booked a trip for part of the group to visit the Mungo National Park.  The tour was booked with Harry Nanya Tours with the owner, Graham Clarke, our host.

Graham arrived at 8:25am in his eleven-seater bus.  We had booked for ten people.

Soon our group was settled and heading out . . . → Read More: 25 May 2015 – Mildura VIC

24 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW to Mildura VI

Sadly we had to say goodbye to Broken Hill today.  With the exception of a couple of cold and wet days, the weather was kind to us but a little cold.

We had planned for the tagalong to leave Broken Hill at 9:00am but it was closer to 9:30am when we left the racecourse.  As . . . → Read More: 24 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW to Mildura VI

23 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

We had decided to have a quiet day so it was no surprise when we decided to vacate our warm bed around 8:30am.

After breakfast we uploaded all of our photographs to our laptop and spent time admiring our handy work.  Whilst this was happening, “He” was content to watch a black and white . . . → Read More: 23 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

22 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

We were told that Broken Hill had a lovely sunrise but by the time we ventured out and into the morning, Broken Hill was again covered in cloud with rain threatening.  The previous night was the coldest night that we have experienced since leaving Sydney.

We had planned to spend the day in and . . . → Read More: 22 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

21 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

We awoke to a cold, and overcast day.  It was our group’s intention today to travel to Menindee Lake but that was subject to the prevailing weather conditions.

“He” attempted to contact the Menindee Visitor’s Information Centre but their phone was not answered.  Next call was to the Broken Hill police but they were not . . . → Read More: 21 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

20 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

We set our alarm for 7:00am but it took us another 15 minutes to get up.

We had planned a relatively quiet day with the main focus of the day being a visit to the Living Desert Sculptures to watch sunset.  With our friends we decided to head into the Broken Hill CBD and . . . → Read More: 20 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

19 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

The forecast for today was early morning showers, however, we awoke to a clear sunny day.  “She” made good use of the clear weather and did a load of washing.

A communal breakfast was planned for today and was held under a clear and warm sky.  We had bacon and eggs that “He” cooked . . . → Read More: 19 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

18 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

We decided not to set an alarm clock and were able to sleep to just after 8:00am when nature told us both it was time to get up.

After breakfast we spoke with our friends about plans for the day and decided we would spend the day looking around Broken Hill.

Our first stop . . . → Read More: 18 May 2015 – Broken Hill NSW

17 May 2015 – White Cliffs to Broken Hill NSW

Once again our day started early when “He” was forced out of a warm bed to answer the call of nature.  The early rise also allowed us to take photographs of another magnificent outback sunrise.

We were ready to depart just before 9:00am and we left before the rest of the convoy to setup . . . → Read More: 17 May 2015 – White Cliffs to Broken Hill NSW

16 May 2015 – White Cliffs

We decided not to set an alarm clock and when we finally decided to get up, it was just after 8:00am.  We had a very leisurely breakfast before spending the morning sitting and talking.

We went for a walk around White Cliffs before returning for lunch well after 1:00pm.  Our missing friends who had experienced the . . . → Read More: 16 May 2015 – White Cliffs

15 May 2015 – Wilcannia to White Cliffs NSW

We were both awake before the alarm clock sounded with Mother Nature deciding it was time for us to rise for the day.  “She” was able the last minutes of the wonderful night sky before daybreak whilst “He” had the pleasure of watching sunrise.

We received an SMS from a friend with some sad . . . → Read More: 15 May 2015 – Wilcannia to White Cliffs NSW

14 May 2015 – Cobar to Wilcannia NSW

With only a relatively short 260k’s to travel today, the decision was made to delay our departure from the caravan park until 9:30am.  That would also allow us to know the outcome of the damage to the caravan that suffered from the electrical fire yesterday.

We set our alarm for 7:00am and once again were . . . → Read More: 14 May 2015 – Cobar to Wilcannia NSW

13 May 2015 – Wellington to Cobar NSW

Much to our surprise it was warm when we first ventured out of the caravan door at 6:30am.  There was no wind nor was there and moisture on the ground.

With about 350k’s to drive today, we departed Wellington Caves at 8:30am and headed as a convoy to our first rest stop between Dubbo and . . . → Read More: 13 May 2015 – Wellington to Cobar NSW

12 May 2015 – Lithgow (Lake Lyell) to Wellington NSW

We had the alarm set for 7:00am but we were well awake at that time.  We quickly fell into the morning caravan routine and were well prepared to leave by 9:00am, our planned departure time.

Today we travelled in a convoy, first returning back to the Great Western Highway at Lithgow and then headed to . . . → Read More: 12 May 2015 – Lithgow (Lake Lyell) to Wellington NSW

11 May 2015 – Sydney to Lithgow NSW (Lake Lyell)

We completed this trip in early June and due to personal commitments and a change in computer hardware, it has taken a very long time to post details of this trip.  Pictures will follow sometime in  the future.

Ages ago, in fact we cannot remember when, we agreed to co-host a tagalong for the . . . → Read More: 11 May 2015 – Sydney to Lithgow NSW (Lake Lyell)