Day 14 – Bourke

We took our time getting going this morning, partly as I was still uploading photos of the rally cars to my website.  Click Here if you didn’t see them on a previous post!

Later in the morning we went into town for coffee and a bit of a walk around. Bourke is an interesting town of contrasts. We explored the town but were careful as we felt very intimidated by the locals. Everything in the shops is under lock and key. If you want to buy alcohol, you have to purchase through a metal grill. Clothing in the shops is under wire and chains.

All the paperwork for the sale of Mum’s retirement unit has now been finalised and the funds have been transferred to her bank account, so I now have to transfer funds to the Nursing Home for the balance of Mum’s accommodation bond. The amount was too big to transfer electronically so unfortunately I had to go to one bank to get a bank cheque and then walk to another bank to deposit the funds. Quite scary in Bourke!

Then it was back to Kidmans Camp to pack up for our departure tomorrow.

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Tonight we experienced a delicious campfire spit roast dinner with a bush poet. We really enjoyed our dinner and entertainment under the stars. Ann even won a prize in the raffle. All moneys raised went to the Flying Doctor Service.

Ann's Raffle Prizes - all money went to the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Ann’s Raffle Prizes – all money went to the Royal Flying Doctor Service

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