SUNDAY, 29 MAY 2016
|Swimming pool area|
|Reflections in the Darling|
Yesterday’s cold, wet and miserable weather was replaced by very thick and cold fog this morning for our departure from Nyngan. Once again, I breathed a sigh of relief for the Macpac thermals. Fortunately, we left the fog behind after being on the road for about half an hour and then had clear, blue skies – and no wind – all the way to Bourke. The road was good, there were only a couple of small bends at each of the two villages we went through, and there was very little traffic. Ideal conditions for very good fuel consumption.
We arrived at the Kidmans Camp, North Bourke, well before lunch and had a good selection of sunny sites to pick from. This caravan park is a good as ever, with large and grassy drive-thru sites, beautiful roses and bougainvillea, and plenty of flowering trees to attract the birds. Although very inviting looking, we decided to give the unheated pool a miss. However, we are enjoying some warmth and sunshine - it is so nice to finally open some windows for fresh air.
Following lunch, we walked down to the Darling River and the mooring of the PV Jandra. There is still a fair bit of water in hollows and the river was a very thick looking fawn colour. The park has been rapidly filling during the afternoon – all happy little nomads heading north for winter. We will have four nights here before hitting the road again.