Up early and left Lightning Ridge and headed back to the Castlereagh Highway and made our way to Walgett. We refuelled at Walgett and then parked outside the Walgett Memorial Pool in the sun for morning tea. Walgett is not a town that we think we would like to stay overnight.
Then it was back on the bouncy, bumpy road before stopping at Combogolong rest area for lunch. A blue Monaro raced in and out a couple of times and the Police raced in and raced out – something was going on but we have no idea exactly what. We had a nice lunch in the sun.
Back on the road, we drove through Coonamble and on to Gulargambone and checked out the caravan park that we had intended to stay in. It was small but looked quite inviting and had some drive through sites. We drove down the street and found that it was a dead end but I somehow managed to turn the van around. It is a pretty town and it would be a restful stay. They have large corrugated iron cockies on big poles around town.
We decided to drive a bit further today so it was on to Gilgandra for the night where we stayed at the Gilgandra Caravan Park on the river. It has a beautiful, almost botanical park like setting and very clean facilities. We went for a long walk into town and had coffee and a rock cake at the Rock Cake Café/Bakery. Nice.