Russ on 29 July 2017

I had a great time at Tibooburra. The camp commandant Sophie organised a communal campfire every night and 12-14 people gathered each night for a very enjoyable friendly chat. I was camped next to Rob and Judy, farmers from near Swan Hill and they were a lovely couple and we enjoyed lots of chats. The […]

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Russ on 24 July 2017

On the way to Tibooburra from Mutawintji I passed Koonenberry Mountain on the east side, Burke and Wills passed on the west side.  It is an unusually large mountain in a very flat landscape.  The second photo below is an expression of “The wide brown land for me”.  I have travelled through 100s of Ks […]

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Russ on 21 July 2017

Headed East from Broken Hill for 85 Km on my way to Mutawintji National Park which is the site of Burke and Wills camp 40. Turned north on Waterbag Road and re-joined the track that was followed by Burke and Wills. The country is flat and fairly uninteresting with Scropes range in the distance that […]

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Russ on 17 July 2017

I decided to stay at Broken Hill for a few days to see some of the places we have missed on previous visits.  The town is dominated by massive slag heaps as you approach from the east, not very attractive.  Broken Hill was developed on the largest silver lode ever discovered in the world.  Most […]

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Russ on 14 July 2017

On the last day at Balranald I went out to Redbank Weir on the Murrumbidgee, which had been inaccessible on my last visit as the road was flooded. The Redgum forest surrounding the weir is the second largest in Australia (and the world). Used the drone to get some photos, lost sight of it and […]

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Russ on 10 July 2017

I left Elmore in fog which continued for the first hour of the journey.  I visited Terrick Terrick National Park hoping to get a good photo from the drone.  It was still foggy which was disappointing, but I took a photo anyway. By the time I got to Burke and Wills Camp 13 it was […]

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Russ on 8 July 2017

My journey following the travels of Burke & Wills has resumed.  Last year I reached their depot camp at Menindee and turned south because it was too hot.  Having just started the trip with 8 °C outside there is a danger that I will head east to the coast for some warmth.   Today I travelled […]

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Russ on 9 April 2017

Unfortunately Mel had to return home on Wednesday for an important meeting so we decided an easy day was in order with a visit to Nicholson River Winery that is nearby.  Great wines and a lovely location. We had an enjoyable, rough and hilly drive to Deptford passed Bruthen on Thursday to a great picnic […]

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Russ on 6 April 2017

Cam, Mel, Deen, Rhys, Millie, Heath, Cooper and I decided to camp as a family at Lakes Bushland Caravan Park for a couple of significant dates.  April 1st would have been Margies 70th birthday and the 8th our 50th wedding anniversary, so it has been a bittersweet holiday.  Ken, the manager here, gave us four […]

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