Day 15 – Bourke to Wyandra

We were up early and set off for Cunnamulla. We stopped at Barringun for morning coffee and arrived at Cunnamulla by lunch time and went for a long walk around town. It is a pretty place but apparently has nearly as many social problems as Bourke.

On the Road to Cunnamulla

On the Road to Cunnamulla

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Cunnamulla Fella

Cunnamulla Fella

We continued driving to Wyandra where we intended to free-camp behind the school. Unfortunately about 40 other vans had the same idea. There was a sign behind the Post Office advertising powered sites for $15 so we drove in. The owners of the Post Office have set up a small Caravan Park with new shower block (totally hot artesian water – no HWS) and about a dozen powered sites. They have an indoor/outdoor movie theatre and a big fire pit for happy hour.

Caravan Park in Wyandra

Caravan Park in Wyandra

We ordered burgers for dinner by the campfire at the Post Office/General Store and then went for a walk around town. That didn’t take long. There was a very well done war memorial to remind us just how many young people from country towns went on a big adventure to WW1 and WW2 and never returned. The main street also had a double row of wire with bras displayed right along the length of the town as part of a breast cancer awareness campaign.

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We started the night with happy hour around the fire. The owners’ dogs came out dressed in their Dryzabone coats. The local school teacher joined us as did the other vanners who were staying there. The owner had some very entertaining stories to tell until it was really cold and dark and he showed us into the “Movie Theatre” where we watched old Cinemascope movie reels and ate our “Roadkill Burgers”.

 

What an interesting night!

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