Left Bourke just after 9am heading towards Brewarrina were we stopped for morning tea near the old lift bridge that crossed the Barwon River.
From here it was another boring bitumen road until we reached Walgett were we were going to stay for the evening. We stayed at the Apex Trevallion Park which is 2 Km's south of Walgett. There are bays for vans and areas for tents. The site has a tap with filtered water, rubbish bins, toilets and a dump point. Its in the Camps6 book #397 and its free.
Displayed at the site is a "Ditch Digger" that was designed and patented by Frederick Worsley from Walgett in 1883 with the purpose of digging drains to move bore water into his paddocks for his sheep and cattle. The digger was pulled by a team of draught horses. The diggers were manufactured in Melbourne but were too expensive to be successful. On one of his stations he dug 53 miles of bore drains.
Distance today 241 Km's Total distance 9133 Km's.
We are off to spend the night at the Moree Showgrounds. We stopped for morning tea at Collarenebri just east of town on the Barwon River. There is just east of town another Primitive Campground just like the one at Walgett. This campground has similar amenities to Walgett but also has showers. It's in the Camps6 book #899.
Distance today 228 Km's Total distance 9461 Km's.
It started to rain early this morning and continued all day long and into the evening. We were off to spend the night at Jackadgery which lies between Glen Innes and Grafton on the Gwydir Highway and beside the Mann River. After leaving Glen Innes, we entered low clouds and fog as we passed through Washpool and Gibraltar Range National Parks before descending to the flats around Mann River.
Distance today 325 Km's Total distance 9786 Km's.
We headed home on the last part of our trip with the rain disappearing and the sun shining. Headed east for 40 Km's before turning south for the run home on the Pacific Highway.
Distance today 150 Km's Total trip distance 9936 Km's.