Day 6 – Narrandera to Hillston

We both slept like logs last night. For a start is was warmer than we’ve had so far and it didn’t rain. Mostly, however, it was the sheer calmness and silence that comes from being remote and without the noise and security lights of a caravan park.

It turned out to be a beautiful chilly but sunny morning, and we ended up spending most of the day in short sleeve shirts.

After a leisurely start – we’re making a habit of them – we made our way from the Showgrounds to the Sturt Highway and eventually onto the Kidman Way.

Typical landscape north of Narrandera

Typical landscape north of Narrandera

How could we resist - just picked fresh mandarins!

How could we resist – just picked fresh mandarins!

We stopped at Griffith and were able to park in a special caravan parking area outside the Visitor Information Centre. There is a substantial monument to fallen servicemen outside, including a Fairy Firefly Fighter Bomber which was erected as a memorial to all airmen of the district who served their country in times of war. We had a good look through the information centre where the staff were very helpful, and then armed with maps in hand, went for a long walk around town before stopping for an absolutely delicious lunch at Bertoldo’s Pasticceria and Panetteria. There is still a strong Italian influence in Griffith!

Griffith Visitor Information Centre

Griffith Visitor Information Centre

From Griffith we headed back up the Kidman Way to Hillston Caravan Park where we set up the van. We unhitched the van so we could go for a bit of explore around town. We filled the Ute with diesel and after a walk around town, had very nice coffees at “The Shed on the Lachlan”. Then it was back to the van to enjoy some reading in the sun before heading indoors when the sun finally disappeared.

The Shed Cafe in Hillston

The Shed Cafe on Lachlan in Hillston

View of the Lachlan River from The Shed Cafe

View of the Lachlan River from The Shed Cafe

View of  The Shed Cafe from the Lachlan

View of The Shed Cafe from the Lachlan

We’ve had much improved weather today and we hope that it continues as we head North.

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