We have had a terrific break this weekend and have done very little of anything.
Gilgandra is not a resort town and is not a tourist destination. It is simply a small country town that happens to be on the intersection of the Oxley, Newell and Castlereagh Highways and is a convenient stopping place for travellers on these highways. For most travellers it is an overnight stop without unhitching.
As we previously mentioned, the Gilgandra Caravan Park is very much like a botanical gardens. It is spacious with plenty of large sites and areas without caravan parking, all set among plenty of mature and shady trees which in turn attract birdlife.
On Saturday we did very little. I had a few things to do around the fiver and plenty of bugs to clean off both the Ute and the van. Ann baked a batch of delicious date scones, using dates bought from the macadamia nut shop in Yandina (thanks Mick). Plus we both had books that needed reading under the awning in the fine and sunny mid-twenties weather.
On Sunday we got a bit more energetic and spruced ourselves up – I put on long pants and a long sleeve short for the first time in several months – and went out for lunch at the Gilgandra Services Club. They do a great salmon and Thai salad!
Then we did a bit of sight-seeing around Gilgandra – this took the best part of 10 minutes – and then it was back to the fiver to start some new books with freshly brewed coffees and date scones.
It’s a tough life but someone has to do it!