Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 219. Wellington to Nyngan

A farm stay on the river

It was another chilly night, and I was up around 2am putting the heater back on. I will be glad to hit the warmer weather in the next week or so. We headed out today via Dubbo to do some paperwork for Shane's work. He had to call into the local library to scan and email off some documents for our removal from Brisbane to Richmond later this year.

Huge Wind chime sculpture at Wellington

It was an uneventful but pretty drive. We decided to stop for the night on the 'Bogan River' at a caravan park that is more like a farm stay. Well Scarlett was in her element. This place is like Noah's Arc, as they have just about two of everything. There are camels, percheron's (a heavy horse like a Clydesdale), miniature shetland ponies, alpaca's, sheep, goats, birds, and numerous other animals. After cutting up tonight's dinner vegetables early so Scarlett to take the scraps up, she and Shane spent the whole afternoon feeding just about every single one of them.

There is a miniature Shetland pony here that only stands about 2.5ft tall, and makes Scarlett look fully grown. Then at the other end of the spectrum, she brushed the Percheron (heavy horse) which made her look like a little person. The caravan park is very shady and spacious while situated right on the river bank, creating a very relaxing and tranquil environment. I must admit I'm a little out of practice with the long driving and setting up/packing up everyday; and am in need of a rest already. So this place is just what the doctor ordered.

Trampoline Static Electricity

The Bogan River

We had a lovely lunch outside in the sun, and for the fist time it really felt like spring was in the air. Hopefully we will be able to go back to BBQ's outside for dinner of an evening soon too. I'm missing everyone terribly, so I took a long look at the map and googled 'Lawn Hill' to help me get excited about what lay ahead. I've also been looking at blogs from all our previous travel mates who continued across the top end when we headed south. They are all on QLD beaches soaking it up under palm trees. It will be good to run into a couple of them again!

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