Thursday 20th February
Got up early, packed the last of our stuff into the cub and wagon as Garry will be coming home soon to sleep. I have been using the flat down stairs and this is where Garry sleeps as its the coolest room in the house.
Left at 9.30 am heading for Lake Yarrie, which is over by Narrabri, Sandy arrived before us as she left from Quirindi. We got to Narrabri and filled the wagon up, I asked as to where Lake Yarrie turn off was, the girl told me, but we took a wrong turn, ended up 50 km out of our way heading to Coonabarraban, on our way back I kept trying to ring Sandy but no coverage until nearly at Narrabri, finally Sandy got the call and she is heading out of Lake Yarrie, the place is plagued by midges, so we said that’s it, meet us at the servo and we’ll decide where to from here. Had lunch and a break, decided we’ll head off to Rocky Creek, not far from Bingara. Called into the Sawn Rocks, found that the walk was to far at this time of day and also very hot. Could not find any Rocky Creek camping spot, so we finally found a spot called Glacier Historical Site, so this will do us all, as it was already getting later than we like to be on the road. With a look around, it’s very nice, rock pools and amazing rock formations. Once we were all set up, Sandy got the bus level we all had a cuppa and tea was soon on the go. There are a few midges here but not to bad, just got to keep using the repellents.
Silo’s and store sheds at Willow tree heading north from Murrurundi. Dry flat country side here, I really hope that dark sky has rain for these farmers. Between Quirindi and Narrabri. NSW This is a very sad site, the image below tells the story. Taken from the car. Cattle on the road side feeding, had to be very mindful of what maybe around each corner. Kapitar National Park. Heading to Sawn Rocks. Set up for a stop over.