A Blessing On The Wheelbarrow Way
Trip Start May 09, 2013
41Trip End Jul 01, 2013
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We had a slight mix up at lunch time which resulted in Fred & I heading down the Wheelbarrow Way ( yes it's really called that, and to my disappointment yet again, not a bloody person pushing a wheelbarrow). We'd pulled up in Dimbulah, Fred had a pit stop, I picked up some milk and neither of us knew in which direction the Sunland went. As it turned out they only went around the block in search of a level place to park for lunch. Fred & I assumed they headed down the Wheelbarrow Way ( which is the road to Chillagoe) to find a suitable place to park. We realised after about 5k's that maybe we had all got our wires a bit crossed. Thank goodness for the 2 way. To cut a long story short Bazza & Mrs Sellers stayed in town to have their lunch & Fred & I finally found a bit of a camp spot by a creek about 10k out of town.
As we were getting out the car we were greeted very nicely by an Aboriginal lady. Her big black lab called Moses had wandered over to say hello and she was making sure we didn't mind him poking his head in the caravan. We all exchanged pleasantries then as I was making lunch the lady came over and knocked on the door. She said " Do you mind if I give you a blessing" (I'm known to take anything that's free) I said " No, that would be lovely". With that she held my hand then gave me 3 of the biggest mandarins I've ever seen
We've set up camp on the Chillagoe Rodeo grounds, the sun has been shining and it hasn't rained, it's all good, except that yet again I failed my flight attendant duties, I forgot to store one of my overhead lockers when we stopped for lunch. How come when we travel on bitumen roads I remember to secure everything, when we travel on dirt roads I usually overlook one cupboard, and that cupboard is always the one I keep my mugs in. Mug fatalities so far - 3. The reject shop loves me.
Best name: Hopscotch Creek - Didn't see anyone playing hopscotch.