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30 October 2017 – Wallerawang (Lake Wallace) to Sydney NSW

We woke early to a beautiful day at Wallerawang.

Sadly, today we would say goodbye to our friends and head home.  Actually, it was apparent that all of our group were keen to return to respective homes as all of the guys were out early, like us, packing away hoses and getting ready to . . . → Read More: 30 October 2017 – Wallerawang (Lake Wallace) to Sydney NSW

29 October 2017 – Wallerawang (Lake Wallace) NSW

We slept in until 7:30am.

We had breakfast and then travelled into Lithgow to purchase some food items for our evening meal.  A BBQ was proposed for those remaining.  Prior to leaving for Lithgow, we said farewell to one of the couples who had decided to travel home a day early.  We also closed . . . → Read More: 29 October 2017 – Wallerawang (Lake Wallace) NSW

28 October 2017 – Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) to Wallerawang (Lake Wallace) NSW

We set our alarm for 6:30am so we could take our time and be ready for an 8:30am departure.  The day started with clear skies but was soon replaced with cloud cover.  Fortunately the cloud was not rain bearing.

We were ready to leave well before 8:30am and we lead the group off.

The . . . → Read More: 28 October 2017 – Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) to Wallerawang (Lake Wallace) NSW

27 October 2017 – Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) NSW

We set our alarm for 6:00am but didn’t get up until 6:15am.

We left the campsite at 7:30am for the 20 minute drive back to Mudgee and the Nissan Dealer where we left the car for repair.

With a couple of hours to kill, we walked to Bunnings and spent a good hour walking . . . → Read More: 27 October 2017 – Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) NSW

26 October 2017 – Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) NSW

We were awake before the alarm sounded but remained in bed until 7:00am.

We had no plans today other than relaxing.  Breakfast was leisurely after which “He” made several trips to a fresh water tank to refill our water supply.  On the second trip, our 10 litre foldable water container sprung a leak.  “He” . . . → Read More: 26 October 2017 – Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) NSW

25 October 2017 – Lake Keepit to Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) NSW

We were awake just before the alarm sounded and then up quickly to prepare for our departure.

We had planned a 9:00am departure but like the rest of our group, we were ready to go just after 8:30am.

We were the last to leave adopting the role of “Tailend Charlie”.  Our convoy covered a . . . → Read More: 25 October 2017 – Lake Keepit to Cudgegong (Lake Windamere) NSW

24 October 2017 – Lake Keepit NSW

We woke at 5:59am and the alarm sounded one minute later.

“He” had a quick breakfast and just after 7:00am, “He” joined two other members of our group and paddled the kayak onto Lake Keepit.  The paddle lasted for about one hour.

We then went for a walk with another couple and whilst we . . . → Read More: 24 October 2017 – Lake Keepit NSW

23 October 2017 – Bingara to Lake Keepit NSW

Our alarm sounded at 7:00am and we were up quickly.  Even though last night had been warm, we had both slept well.

Today we started another tag-a-long that we were co-hosting.  The plan was to leave Bingara at 9:30am.

Having done a lot of our packing yesterday, it still took us a good hour . . . → Read More: 23 October 2017 – Bingara to Lake Keepit NSW

22 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

After our late night, we slept very well at least until “She” woke feeling cold.  Very quickly we added the doona to our bed and the next thing we were both aware of was the alarm sounding at 6:30am.  “She” showered early and then we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast.

At 9:00am we attended the . . . → Read More: 22 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

21 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

When we went to bed, it was not raining and it remained that way until 5:55am when heavy rain started.  The rain was accompanied with wind and the noise made it a little difficult to return to sleep.

The rain had stopped by 7:30am. Today was the penultimate day of our muster and most . . . → Read More: 21 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

20 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

We both slept well and pressed the “snooze” button on the alarm to sneak another 10 minutes in the comfort of our bed.

There were two activities planned today, the first was a visit to a farm that had embraced solar power, the second was an afternoon tea hosted by the local branch of . . . → Read More: 20 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

19 October 2017 – Bingara NSW 

We were up at 7:00am.  The wind had abated and it looked like the day would be hot.  In fact, a quick check of the forecast told us that the temperature was expected to rise to 29 degrees.  No rain was forecast.

Just before 8:00am, “He” headed off with the quad copter with the . . . → Read More: 19 October 2017 – Bingara NSW 

18 October 2017 – Bingara NSW 

Our day started at 7:00am.

By 8:30am “He” had dumped our cassette and we had registered for a dinner we are attending on Saturday.

At 9:00am we were part of a convoy of probably 40 vehicles that left our campsite and headed approximately 30k’s west on the Narrabri Road stopping at a farm property.  . . . → Read More: 18 October 2017 – Bingara NSW 

17 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

We had an early start today with a pancake breakfast commencing at 7:00am.  Couple of

Immediately following breakfast “He” attended a couple of seminars while “She” took the opportunity to do a couple of loads of washing.

After lunch, we went into Bingara to find an ATM (only one available had a fee of . . . → Read More: 17 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

16 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

Day one of the official part of the muster.  The weather forecast last night was for morning showers but we awoke to a fine sunny day with patchy cloud.

We attended the opening ceremony and then spent time enjoying morning tea with other attendees.

Returning to our caravan just before lunch, we took the . . . → Read More: 16 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

15 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

We woke to an overcast but dry day.

“He” did unofficial “Quad copter training” with a couple of our friends and at the same time, “He” was able to take pictures and video of the muster site.

After lunch, we walked around the muster site catching up with other members of our branch who . . . → Read More: 15 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

14 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

Our National Muster officially starts on Monday but people are able to arrive in the three day prior.

We spent most of the morning renewing acquaintances while watching storm clouds build in the north.

The storm started after lunch and it rained for most of the afternoon.  We didn’t get heavy rain and the . . . → Read More: 14 October 2017 – Bingara NSW

13 October 2017 – Glenriddle to Bingara NSW

As the night was cool (we had inadvertently left our door open but the security door was locked), we were both extremely tired and there was virtually no noise anywhere, we had our best sleep since leaving home.

There was a fog when we opened the door and there was dew over the caravan . . . → Read More: 13 October 2017 – Glenriddle to Bingara NSW

12 October 2017 – Moree to Glenriddle NSW

We had to make a telephone call at 7:30am and “She” wanted to have a shower before our we departed.  We had our alarm set for 6:30am.

It had rained for most of the night with some of the rain being very heavy.  Neither of us had slept well due to the noise and . . . → Read More: 12 October 2017 – Moree to Glenriddle NSW

11 October 2017 – Lightning Ridge to Moree NSW

Even though the night had been warm, air conditioning until 4:00am and then a fan until 7:00am ensured we both slept well.

Wanting to depart close to 8:30am, we were up as soon as the alarm sounded.  With the satellite dish still connected, we watched the Channel 7 “Sunrise” program with one of the . . . → Read More: 11 October 2017 – Lightning Ridge to Moree NSW

10 October 2017 – Lightning Ridge NSW

As expected, it was hot overnight but the air conditioning fan made the night comfortable.  We were awake well before 7:00am.

When we ventured out of our door, it was a little cooler outside than inside the caravan.

We had attempted to book a tour to The Grawin Opal Fields with a local tour . . . → Read More: 10 October 2017 – Lightning Ridge NSW

9 October 2017 – Lightning Ridge NSW

The rain stopped around 8:00pm (we think so as we didn’t hear anything overnight) and the temperature remained about the 20 degree mark overnight.  Suspecting further rain, we could not open the roof vents but decided to leave the fan (not the compressor) running overnight on the air conditioning.  This proved a great decision . . . → Read More: 9 October 2017 – Lightning Ridge NSW

8 October 2017 – Narrabri to Lightning Ridge NSW

We were out of bed as soon as the alarm sounded at 7:00am with intentions of an 8:30am departure for the (3) three hour drive to Lightning Ridge.  For once there was not a blue sky, nor was there rain.  The sky was very overcast but the clouds were far too high for it . . . → Read More: 8 October 2017 – Narrabri to Lightning Ridge NSW

7 October 2017 – Gunnedah to Narrabri NSW

We forgot to set the alarm.  Intend to rise at 7:00am, we got a shock when we checked a watch to find it was 7:20am.

We were conscious of the time as we wanted to be at the Boggabri Museum which opened at 10:00am.

We did our usual things for departure and left the . . . → Read More: 7 October 2017 – Gunnedah to Narrabri NSW

6 October 2017 – Gunnedah NSW

We awoke to a sunny day but cloud moved in just after 8:00am.  The forecast was for showers and storms but the locals all said that it won’t happen.  As we write this entry, we know that the locals were correct at even though there was a 70% chance of rain, it remained dry.

. . . → Read More: 6 October 2017 – Gunnedah NSW

5 October 2017 – Gunnedah NSW

With vents open, we had a very comfortable sleep that was only interrupted with the alarm sounding at 7:00am.  We ignored the alarm and stayed in bed a little longer.

With no pressure again for an early departure, we had a leisurely breakfast.  “He” located a gas dealer deciding that Gunnedah would be a . . . → Read More: 5 October 2017 – Gunnedah NSW

4 October 2017 – Wallabadah to Gunnedah NSW

The night was cool but certainly not as cold as our recent trip to the west.  We awoke to a bright sunny day and a mild temperature.  Showers forecast for this area had not eventuated.

With no hurry to depart (we could not arrive in Gunnedah before 11am), we took our time in having . . . → Read More: 4 October 2017 – Wallabadah to Gunnedah NSW

3 October 2017 – Sydney to Wallabadah NSW

This has been one of our quickest turnarounds as we have only been home for a little over two weeks from our last escape.

Having booked for the Australian Caravan Club’s annual muster later this month at Bingara, in north western NSW, we decided to spend an extra few days in travelling there and . . . → Read More: 3 October 2017 – Sydney to Wallabadah NSW