Day 8 – Finley to Hillston

We were both up early to another very cold morning which changed into a clear, sunny day.

The couple next to us in the caravan park woke us up several times during the night going in and out of their motorhome. In the morning we got talking to them and it turned out that they had just picked up their new motorhome and really did not know how to operate it. They had spent a lot of time overnight trying to work out how to get the gas heater working.

We headed off to Jerilderie for morning tea and parked just through town and walked back to the bakery. We enjoyed coffee near another group of grey nomads having coffee in the sun. This is a very RV friendly town and has good RV facilities.

Leaving Finley Caravan Park

Leaving Finley Caravan Park

Coffee Stop at Jerilderi

Coffee Stop at Jerilderi

After coffee we continued down the highway and stopped at Apex Park in Coleambally for lunch. This is a good place to stop and even has a dump point. The park features a huge crane/dredge machine and some children’s play equipment.

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Just outside Coleambally a majestic Brolga flew out of the mulga and straight into the corner of the Ute’s Roo Bar. We didn’t feel anything and thought/hoped that it may have just been stunned. I later had a good look and realised that we had Brolga splattered over the front right corner of the Ute. No damage to us but poor Brolga.

Bull Bar 1: Brolga 0

Bull Bar 1: Brolga 0

We headed on through Griffith and on up the Kidman Way but lots of road works slowed down traffic considerably.

We stopped for a cuppa in Goolgowi before arriving at Hillston Caravan Park for the night. There is a nice friendly Caravan Park – basic although somewhat better than Finley. The park was full of road workers in vans and cabins which we guess is good for the Caravan Park. Ann roasted up all of our remaining vegetables with a chicken fillet and some herbs in an oven bag. She figured it was much better to cook it all up rather than throw it out at the fruit fly border. There’s plenty left for a meal tomorrow.

Set Up for the Night at Hillston

Set Up for the Night at Hillston

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