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Lightning Ridge to Bourke

Day 77 - Friday 12 September 2014

Fine and clear and 25 degrees again!

We were up reasonably early and on the road by 9:00 am for the 312 kms trip from Lightning Ridge to Bourke. There was very little traffic on the road and after an hour and a half we stopped for a morning coffee at the Boorooma Creek Rest Area which was about half way between Walgett and Brewarrina. The rest area is a quite large and is listed in Camps 7 as an overnight parking area suitable for Big Rigs near the Warrambool Bridge.

We arrived at Kidmans Camp after lunch and paid for two nights. We had the choice of any of the sites in the park and chose a drive-through site on grass with it own rose garden. The caravan park is quite attractively laid out and is located just 6 kms from the centre of Bourke on the road to Cunnamulla. As TV reception is not too good we set-up the satellite dish so that we could watch the football game between Geelong and North Melbourne. Shock horror - we found out that since leaving Southport a few days ago our VAST subscription has expired and we have no access to the commercial TV channels - Not Happy Jan! We will be unable to sort out our subscription renewal until Monday morning. Probably just as well as Geelong threw away their double chance and went down by 6 points. Ah well - its only a game and there is always next year.

Kidmans Camp Bourke

Kidmans Camp Bourke

Drive through site at Kidmans Camp, Bourke

Drive through site at Kidmans Camp, Bourke

No fuel until Cunnamulla

No fuel until Cunnamulla

Outback sunset from Kidmans Camp

Outback sunset from Kidmans Camp

Posted by TwoAces 05:50

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