Cummulative totals = 1072km and 21,073km
Coolah caravan park = $21 unpowered
We had a very restful day yesterday ... we spent most of the afternoon looking at NSW and Qld maps trying to find a way to Warwick without having to go on the Cunningham highway ... no luck and Easter is not helping us either! Then onto Qld ... well we had intented to take a detour to Yeppon and take a weeks break and it nearl didn't happen yesterday ... we could get there no problem ... it was getting back out to Emerald that nearly had us sending our bathers back to Melbourne! There is no rest area from Gracemere to Duringa which is about 105km apart and we are unsure of the area whether we could bush camp or not ... so in the end we decided to go back via Mt Morgan (we go there to get to Yeppon) on a different road and then onto to Dululu and the Duringa. We were surprised that there was no rest areas along there until Duringa.
So you know how Neil bought copious amounts of ripe bananas ... well we are here at Coolah and we are still eating them! Neil did make a cake with them ... I said get a plain cake mix ... he comes back with a chocolate cake mix ... so here he is making his cake ...
In the park there are quite a few big trees and we saw a few King Parrots
So this morning we left early simply because we were ready! So off at 7.15am knowing this is a shortish day to Coolah. It is cloudy and overcast and we are unsure about the rain. If it does come it will be in the evening.
We ride along the Golden highway for 10km and there is no one around this time of the morning. We then take the Black Stump Way turnoff. This is a lovely ride through a valley floor so you are gradually climbing up to about 500m above sea level and tomorrow is the climb over the range.
Last time we came up through here it was a beautiful sunny day but today all we have is cloud and a headwind!
One thing we noticed this time and not in the past is this rock on the side of a paddock and believe it or not it actually has trees growing out of it!!!
Tomorrow is a bush camp night just before Tambar Springs and then onto Gunnedah on Saturday.