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Griffith to Cobar

Day 17 - Monday 27 May 2013

As we had packed up last night there was not too much to do this morning. David went for papers and we had a leisurely breakfast before getting ready to leave the caravan park. First port of call was Willows Park to use the dump point. Eventually we were on the road by 9:45 am.

Our first stop was Hillston for fuel and morning tea. Being the last fuel stop for 255 kms until Cobar the vans were lining up for fuel. David followed the first van driver into the office to pay for fuel, and after the first driver had paid and left the 3rd driver came into the office having found a bundle of $100 notes in the doorway. As the money was not David's it must have belonged to the first driver. Di found him up the road at the bakery - he had not realised his loss and said that it would have been $2,000. We sent him back to the servo to reclaim his money. We had a coffee and muffins before moving on.

Morning tea at Hillston

Morning tea at Hillston

We had originally planned to travel Gilgunnia and spend the night free-camping in the rest area. We stopped for lunch at the Gilgunnia rest area along with a few other vans, however the rest area was not up to scratch so we continued on to Cobar and booked in for one night at the Cobar Caravan Park. After putting the van on site 53 we walked back into town for eggs and bacon at the Super IGA - we walked about 4 kms there and back. Over a happy hour drink we compared notes with Peter and Marg in the next van - they are on their way from Adelaide to Nambucca Heads on the East Coast. Places that we had not been to that they recommended included Lightning Ridge and Lawn Hill.

Gilgunnia stamper cam shaft

Gilgunnia stamper cam shaft

Our camp site at Cobar

Our camp site at Cobar

Great Western Hotel Cobar

Great Western Hotel Cobar

Posted by TwoAces 04:04

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