Kimba to Canberra: Day 17

Balranald to Narrandera Sunday 7th April, 2019

Daylight saving ended today in our part of the world. We had our alarm set for 6.30 a.m. and for the first time in ages it was light outside when we woke up. We made a good start, adjusting to the new time, and got away by 9.00 a.m. After getting fuel and water, we attempted to go to one or two of the places we had seen in the video at the Discovery Centre. One was closed and the other didn’t look all that inviting, so we headed down the road.

We didn’t initially plan on a 300 km driving day, but a combination of getting away quickly in the morning and wanting to make progress out of the very dry country we are travelling through helped to spur us on. Our stay in Balranald overnight was disturbed by a party at the recreation centre nearby, plus a some rowdy folk at 2.30 in the morning playing very loud music for about half an hour. Despite that, we felt well rested.

We are only about one day of driving away from Canberra now, which means we do have a few days up our sleeve to explore the surrounding areas if we wish. Once we arrive at the Festival site we can catch buses to travel around Canberra if we have a few days before the Festival begins on Good Friday. The gates don’t open until Monday 15th, so we have at least seven days.

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The Murrumbidgee
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Our spot at the old cricket ground. We can’t see the river, but it’s a short walk away.
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The old brewery, now part of a new building. Restoration Australia?

Stephen says there are some places to explore in this area. We haven’t yet decided what to do tomorrow.

We came this way four years ago with our caravan. At that stage I wasn’t blogging very often and it’s frustrating that we can’t check back on that journey. We have our patchy memories and photos, but having a connecting narrative would be very interesting for us.


One response to “Kimba to Canberra: Day 17”

  1. Time for a break from driving! I’m having a break from choir… a lecture this week and away last week. Then we have Anzac Day break…
    Hope you go well with National… time for me to prepare for Denmark.. go well….xx

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