Travels with the Winnie: Day 64

Warick to Karara Recreation Grounds

We are paying $12.00 for tonight. We have access to flushing toilets and even showers (but rather gungy), plus power. No water to the van, but we could have had non-potable water – it just depends where you want to be. There is only one other couple camping here and it seemed courteous to be well away from them, except when we joined them for a chat at their fireside, of course. They invited us, and it was a lovely thing to do for a while.

We woke up to a frosty morning again in Warwick.

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Across the fields

We got up reluctantly. At about 9.00 a.m. Graeme came over to say goodbye. We were feeling reluctant to go, but mindful that we need to get started on the journey home. After finishing our packing up we were ready to leave by 10.00 a.m.

We went into town and walked around looking at some of the exhibits (decorated trees, there were prizes for the best in several categories), then had morning tea whilst listening to a little jazz band outside the cafe. We told them we wanted to share a muffin and had the unusual experience of having two plates, two sets of knives and forks, and a warmed muffin and salad each. We couldn’t quite get over it, after all, it didn’t cost very much.

We then did our shopping and packed it away in the van. The advantage of going shopping with the Winnie is that the food can go straight into the fridge, then you can go off and do other things. In this case, we went to the Art Gallery where there was a jazz concert. The bands were good, and we also saw the prizes being awarded. We had three hours in our parking zone, so were able to enjoy a sausage sizzle before having to leave at 1.00 p.m.

Then we drove about 45 kms to this spot, arriving at about 2.00 p.m.  It was lovely to arrive and get settled so early in the day.

We have a phone signal, but the internet is very slow, so I won’t post any more photos from today.

We have booked our tickets for Nanga (Thursday morning I think), but I haven’t rung up to book the caravan park yet. Must get on to it, although they don’t usually fill up. At lot of people going to the festival stay at Nanga, and there are only about 200 people going all up. I was able to book for Marie, Glenn and Geoff at the same time.

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