Lake Cargelligo

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    • Day 3

      A lake...and some sunshine!

      August 22, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

      We left our campsite in Griffith around 10 this morning, stopping at Aldi because...well because it’s Aldi and we know we won’t see one for quite a while. We stocked up on some of our favourite Aldi produce and then continued our journey north.

      The arid landscape of yesterday afternoon gave way to green pastures and tree-covered escarpments. The sun peeped through the puffy clouds as we happily watched the car temperature display climb up to 16.

      We made a snap decision to stop at Lake Cargellico instead of pushing on to Cobar because the thought of relaxing by the pretty man-made lake in the afternoon sunshine was too tempting.

      We spent a couple of hours chatting to our neighbours, sharing some homemade vodka-infused berry coconut slushie. Suddenly Gadi realized that the packets of frozen chicken for the dog that were defrosting on the outside table and the pizza dough that was rising in the sunshine had been devoured by a local egret or crow. Not happy Jan!

      Cooked dinner on the Weber as we witnessed another glorious sunset. With nightfall fast approaching, the warmth of the sun evaporated and we were very grateful to head inside our snug, diesel heated little home on wheels.

      Today’s lessons:

      1. It’s good to be flexible - and always follow the sun

      2. Leaving any food outside - frozen or raw - is not smart

      3. Vodka is always a good thing!

      Sweet dreams xx
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    • Day 4

      A day of rest in the sunshine

      August 23, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

      No driving today - we spent the whole day chilling and enjoying the lovely 21 degree sunshine. We started the morning with a visit from local farmer, Steve with two of his Australian Drought and Clydesdale horses that he still uses to work his farm. We promised to visit his farm tomorrow to watch a demonstration of his horses in action.

      I made pancakes with fresh fruit for brunch, which we ate outside, savouring the view and the warmth of the sun. We sat outside for a while and I fell asleep laying back in my chair, lulled by the sun on my face and listening to the happy galahs chirping in the trees.

      Gadi took his kayak out on the lake, the first time using it since before winter. When he returned he took Cadbury out for a short ride.

      We ended the afternoon with happy hour with our neighbours again, chatting away before we spent about an hour searching for Gadi’s keys (this happens quite frequently) as the sun faded away and eventually we cooked dinner on the Weber and moved inside for the night.

      We are going to stay here another night tomorrow, which will give us time to see the horses in action and relax again in the afternoon by the lake. We are in no rush and are happy to keep our plans flexible and make it up as we go.

      3 musings for today:

      1. Eating is definitely more pleasurable when you are sitting outside with a stunning view in the warm sunshine

      2. Napping in the sun is the best

      3. I need help to find a system for Gadi’s keys (and his glasses and wallet) so we don’t regularly go through a panic to find them!
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    • Day 80

      Lake Cargelligo

      November 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 32 °C

      Quiet lakeside donation spot, elevated dusty sites, some people illegally parked by water with their overprotective little dog. The least favourite of the free camps in Lachlan shire, and the place we stayed the longest.Read more

    • Day 2

      Utes in a paddock

      April 19, 2021 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

      Woke up to a chilly 4 degrees and some very noisy kookaburras! There are worse ways to be woken up I guess! 🖕

      Back on the road to make our way towards Mildura.

      Passed a couple of cool sites, including 'Utes in a Paddock', a collection of painted utes! Also checked out the CRISO radio telescope in Parkes, which was used to to receive live images of the Apollo 11 moon landing. 🌙Read more

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