Travels with the Winnie: Day 70

Walgett to Bourke 28/7/17

We woke to a partially cloudy morning, which resulted in quite a red sunrise.

sunrise (1 of 1)
Walgett sunrise

We had a fairly ordinary day of travel to Bourke, stopping at Brewarrina for lunch at the Muddy Waters Cafe. What is interesting in Brewarrina is the First People’s Fishtrap on the Barwon River. We went to see it after lunch. I’ve used one of the photos taken there as the featured image for this post.

Brewarrina sineage (1 of 1)
Brewarrina fishtraps (1 of 1)
The beautiful rushes in this part of the river really make it very scenic
Brewarrina fishtraps3 (1 of 1)
the fish trap
Brewarrina fishtraps4 (1 of 1)
Pelican in the outback
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a wider view
Brewarrina park fishtrap (1 of 1)
parkland overlooking the river

We arrived at Bourke at about 4.00 p.m. and went straight to the caravan park and settled in for the night. We have quite a wide site, with a view to the central oval. 6 nights a week the hosts do a simple meal for about $7.00 and invite everyone to bring their own chairs, bowls, spoons and tables to enjoy a sort of meal and happy hour. We had our own meal for last night, but plan on joining in tonight.

Today we will be going to the Back O Bourke Exhibition Centre, followed by a cruise on the Darling River.