SATURDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2016
|Canola field with radio telescope in distance|
|Don't touch me!|
|Caravan in front of us|
Last night at Dubbo, it rained! It also rained elsewhere in southern New South Wales. This morning we left Dubbo before the rain returned and continued south, passing the Parkes Radio Telescope before stopping at the Parkes Visitor Centre for a short break. We discovered there is a small museum attached, including the Henry Parkes Museum and the Elvis Presley Museum. Parkes is well known for its Elvis Festival every January and had memorabilia of Elvis on display. A collection of old cars led us to the Henry Parkes Museum, which was really just a display of collectables from the region. However, I was a bit startled to see a pram similar to the one I had for my children, on display!
It wasn’t long after leaving Parkes that we encountered floodwater, not only in the paddocks but also across the road. The couple of places where the road was actually flooded were very well controlled by the authorities in attendance. The floods continued all the way to West Wyalong and at times the wheat looked more like rice growing in paddy fields.
We are staying at the Ace Caravan Park in West Wyalong, a lovely little gem on the southern outskirts of the town. Despite the heavy rains, our site is dry gravel and drive-thru, so we can stay hitched up. Needless to say, the heater is working overtime and Himself relented today and found his jeans.