2010

Marg on 25 July 2012

On Monday we went on a lunch cruise on the Paddle Steamer Emmylou.  The weather was perfect, lots of winter sun with a few clouds to cool you down from time to time.  It was soooo relaxing.  The rhythmic slap of the paddles in the background while we sat at the back of the boat […]

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Marg on 12 October 2010

Pete and Shelby commented that it would be hard to drag ourselves away to taste the local wines, NOT.  Well imagine how hard it was to drag ourselves away from our camp on the Murray to head for home.  We had had a great time at Corowa enjoying excellent food and wine on the banks […]

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Marg on 9 October 2010

Cocaparra National Park was described by the explorer Oxley as a place not worth visiting, but we found it to be very enjoyable.  Red dirt roads into the park, so first we had to ring the NPWS to make sure we could get out if it rained (it did and we could), so we could […]

Continue reading about Cocaparra National Park & Corowa

Marg on 5 October 2010

Our trip from Bourke to Lake Cargelligo was, in Russ’s words, “unbelievable”.   We have never seen the surrounding bush so lush and healthy.  Our 5 hour trip was not the slightest bit boring.  Water beside the road most of the way to Cobar, wildflowers, grasses and green everywhere. From Cobar to Lake Cargelligo, the eucalypts […]

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Marg on 3 October 2010

We have finally crossed the swollen Darling River on arrival at Bourke.  We are staying at Kidman’s Camp Caravan Park in North Bourke, a lovely park that completely fills up at night with tourists and empties out in the morning!  It is right on the Darling near the old bridge, built in 1883. We did […]

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Marg on 2 October 2010

We were looking forward to our next stop very much.  Lynton, Russ’ brother, suggested we stay at his friend’s property, 37 kms East of Walgett. Richard and Beverly Meyer run an 8000 acre station, have a B & B, and passionately run 1,500 sheep.  The property has 8 kms of Barwon River frontage, which is […]

Continue reading about Caloola

Marg on 1 October 2010

Travelled approximately 150kms from Tenterfield to Ashford – a few houses, service station and we camped in a paddock with power and a toilet block for 2 nights.  (very clean).  This location enabled us to visit Kwiambal National Park (for picnics and walks of course!) First point of interest was the Macintyre Falls, where we […]

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Marg on 25 September 2010

Arrived at 3pm after repairs at Ballina, only to find that the skylight is still leaking.  We are not returning to Ballina ever again, so a basin under the leak will have to suffice!  To say that it is wearing thin, is to say the least. Tenterfield is a quaint little town and the surrounding […]

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Marg on 20 September 2010

Our more interesting trip is on hold, as rain has set in over the north east of NSW, apparently for a week.  We know why it is called the rainforest region.  It’s still mild, although not as warm as it was when we arrived. Russ has erected a tarp over the washing, (he feels like […]

Continue reading about Lismore #2

Marg on 18 September 2010

Soon after writing the last blog in the park, the phone rang and everything was finished on the Kimberly and an hour later, we were heading to Lismore, 35 kms (or so) from Ballina.  Only two caravan parks in this large old town and we chose the one with the least stars, but it’s on […]

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