We were up early. It was still raining and we couldn’t see any break in the weather coming so we decided to drive to Bourke in the hope that it would be warmer and dryer. Our morning coffee break was at the Curraweena rest area. It was a good trip to Bourke; about 161 kms.
On arrival we stopped at the Back ‘O’ Bourke Information Centre and collected some information and each had a delicious bowl of Sweet Corn and Chicken Soup and fresh ciabata at the café for lunch. Very good! This is a very interesting Centre covering both aboriginal and white fella history of the area.
We then drove on to Kidman’s Camp some 5 kms north of Bourke and checked in. This really is an oasis and a great place to stay. It is part of a sheep farm and the owners set it up when they were not doing so well with the sheep and it is now a very successful venture. We will stay here a few days. We walked around the camp and found it very friendly and interesting.
Great neighbours. We met Margaret and Allen from Gisborne Retirement Village – they have just downsized from Doncaster and sold their holiday house in Dromana. Margaret is struggling a bit to adapt to life on the road.