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... and we had a relaxed evening talking and reading while three of us enjoyed a glass of wine.
The next morning we sat out in the sunshine and had a leisurely breakfast, over papers and cuppas (or in Nath’s case, study notes) before heading to the shops to pick up some supplies.
We then hit the road to visit Forbes, about 30km away. First stop was the visitor information centre, housed in a historic railway station. The elderly ladies on ...
... set off to explore the town, find the War Memorial and go 20km north to see The Dish. As the bikes were now unburdened, we had a little play on the nice clear outback roads. The Dish was quite impressive and as it was after visiting hours, it was completely deserted. Pete went off bush bashing into the "restricted zone" to get a better photo.
We went back into town, had an average (cheap) dinner at the Leagues Club then crashed early. What a great beginning to my ...
... choose free camps that are more than 30-40 kms from larger towns.
On Sunday, 15th January we headed further north to Gilgandra, then east to a small town called Mendooran, where we stayed at a free camping ground right in the town. Mendooran has some wonderful old historic buildings, but unfortunately, it is one of those country towns which has suffered from the closing ...
Steve and Vicky belong to a caravaning forum on the internet, so I am thinking about joining so we can meet up with other people along our travels.
They offer us the use of their generator so we can charge up our batteries and laptop, which is very generous of them.
A really nice couple, hope we can spend a bit more time with them, they are also here until ...
Well, the first week and a bit in
Australia has been quite interesting. Derek and I are settling in to
our new home and I've been gearing up for school. We've been out to
“The Dish``, which is a massive radio telescope that actually was
responsible for bringing the images from the first moonlanding to the
rest of the world. They have these whispering dishes set up outside,
which were very cool. One person stands at one and the other person