05JUL20 – The lovely Barwon

We leave Lightning Ridge aiming for Cameron Corner, heading for Goodooga for overnight, but one look at, first the town, then the big square paddock packed with caravans around the hot springs bath, and the foot lands on the accelerator. So we head south west into claypan and mulga bush country. We’re getting used toContinue reading “05JUL20 – The lovely Barwon”

25JUN20…Barkala Farm

Further north and west every day, towards Pilliga – bursts of yellow sunflowers beside the road, the hip-high grass a golden haze in the sun. Charlie is still looking very alarmed when we hit a bump. An emu bolts when he sees us coming. Then we turn off the road onto a red-soil track forContinue reading “25JUN20…Barkala Farm”


Heading ever westwards now – the grass is golden, the storybook hills are blue Too much information? So you look at your watch and you say it’s 10.00am? Well, you’re wrong – that is unless you are sitting either due north or due south of Charlie here, who is somewhere between Gunnedah and Coonabarabran, onContinue reading “23Jun20”