Travels with the Winnie: Day 75

McCullochs Range Rest Area to Little Topar Roadhouse via Wilcannia

Yesterday was a fairly standard day of travel, with a bit of time in Wilcannia to have coffee, dump our toilet and fill up with fresh water and fuel. The cafe was also the information centre and she told us we could use a tap at the council run caravan park on the river. The dump point was on the road and there we met up with a Salvation Army chaplain and partner (I think the husband was the chaplain, but it could have been the wife). They live in Broken Hill and filled us in on some of the things to see around BH.

The featured image shows the cafe where we had our morning tea. Never pass up the chance to sit in a comfortable arm chair!

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The old bridge, which is unused, blocking out the new bridge over the Darling River in Wilcannia. It looks similar to the one in Bourke.

We chose the Roadhouse for last night as rain was forecast and the area for vans had blue metal. We didn’t want to risk getting bogged. We were the first there and chose our spot where it was level. As about six other vans arrived it turned out that we were rather in the way, especially for people with very large caravans. The rain came in slowly at first, then became quite persistent at times. There was also strong wind overnight, which Stephen slept through. No leaks from hatches!

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On the road to Little Topar Roadhouse we could see the potentially stormy weather coming in.

We had internet,  but WordPress wouldn’t load, so I gave up. I have a few photos to add to this post later, but they are not available to me on the iPad.

I keep forgetting to mention that we are seen a lot of emus on the roads in the last few days. Goats as well. The goats and emus don’t appear to get hit by cars, only kangaroos. We don’t see kangaroos, they must only come out at night. The goats are many different colours and actually very pretty. I just haven’t had a chance to photograph any.

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