Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Nyngan 22 -23 April 2006

Drove through Trangie, which was a very small town with a few shops, a pub and a garage. We have been pleasantly surprised that a lot of the towns try to make their main street (usually very wide from times gone) look attractive with greenery and trees.
The landscape is very flat and the roads very straight, which makes the drive very boring! After Trangie, the landscape changed dramatically, becoming drier and we started to see emus not far from the road.
Stopped at Nyngan for lunch. This is a small town that seems to be struggling to survive – lots of vacant shops, some with broken windows. Settled at Riverside Caravan Park on the Bogan River (our first caravan park on this trip). Next day we decided to go out in our boat, as we have just purchased a new outboard motor. It took a while to put it together, so we didn’t get out til after lunch. We got about 3 km up the Bogan, when we hit a snag and sheered the prop pin, so we had to row back to the camp site! We surprised ourselves by our rowing effort and actually really enjoyed the interesting birds, homes and other activities at a slower pace. Peter reflected on all his dads’ troubles with boat motors and the adventures they got him into. Again the problem is only minor and fixed in a flash when you HAVE a replacement pin. Heather told Peter to buy 6 pins if he wants her to go out on the boat again.


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