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... had a long day as they weren't that friendly when telling us to turn around. Campers had already started coming and setting up for a big weekend ahead.
Normally they don't close the circuit until the Wednesday before the big race. Oh well..maybe another time.
A walk ...
... last lap after we jumped back in the car we got the thumbs up. Err derr, sorry farmer. Spray away.
We drove into Forbes hoping that the local Video Ezy would have The Dish to hire out as we really want the kids to get an idea, albeit Holywood-ised' version, of why Parkes is so important in our history. No good, all ex rentals are sold and hire-able versions are all out to hire, due back Sunday. Instead we find our caravan park for the night, the kids ...
... if he wanted to sell it but his wife Judy is keen for it to go as they have the caravan. I may be contacting George next week! I made my way to the river mid morning and tried panning downstream today without any luck. I went back to the upstream spot I tried yesterday and found two more small flakes of gold and what I believe to be a small piece of ruby. It's interesting, each pan has lots of shiny metallic looking flakes in it which I think is just mica ...
... Shadforth Reserve Rest Area, which meant riding today all the way to Orange and about 12 km the other side. I ended up getting into Orange about 15 minutes later than expected at about 12:45 pm as the hills in the last 15 km into Orange were huge and frequent. I was exhausted by the time I got to the CBD and fought the traffic making my way through Orange. I had covered 57 km already and lunch was now overdue. I found a local park and scored the last picnic ...
Just over 5000 kms
Fuel Cost $1012.49
Fuel Consumption best at 6.2 l/100km
worst at 8.1 l/100km and average around 7 l /100km
Cheapest Adelaide $1.31
Dearest Arkaroola $1.65 Bread $6.00 per loaf.
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