Darling River

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  • Day14

    Dance of the Echidnas

    August 11, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    At the Bourke information centre out front is a display simply called dance of the echidna. Being curious I decided to do some searching for info on this display.

    My search took me to a rather interesting article on Echidnas. Particularly interesting was the reference to echidna love trains. Up to 10 males will follow a female nose to tail until the female is ready to mate.

    The female digs in beside a tree or rock. The males undertake a digging/pushing ritual until one remains in the rut.

    I am guessing (but can not confirm}) this display is an abstract of the love train.

    Echidnas can live for 45 years. The link to a very interesting article.
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  • Day11

    Port of Bourke

    August 8, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    It's a bit odd having a port in a town so far inland. We tend to forget the shipping along the river ways in the early days of settlement. Nearby is the Port of Bourke hotel.

  • Day11

    Mitchell Caravan Park Bourke

    July 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Left Cobar and headed off to Bourke. Arrived at Mitchell Caravan Park at lunch time. After lunch drove out to the cemetery and had a look at Fred Hollows grave. Had a look at the Port Area on Darling River. Caravan Park put on a $10 lasagna happy hour meal around a Bonfire.Read more

  • Day12


    July 31, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    After breakfast we walked down to Bakery for 2nd cup of coffee, walked back to Park and Judy swept van out. Went into town and had lunch at Cafe near Crossley engine which was supposed to be operating. Went out to the Back of Bourke exhibition and information centre. A good exhibition on the history and important events and places of the area. Drove out to the North Bourke Bridge for a look. This is Australia's oldest movable span bridge. This bridge is one of the most historic bridges in New South Wales. Opened on 4 May 1883, it is the sole survivor of the first two lift bridges built in New South Wales.
    Went to another happy hour meal at the park, steak, chips and veges. Judy cooked chicken with salad.
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