Thursday, June 19, 2014

18th June 2014........DAY 2

We had a wonderful long walk along the Murrumbidgee this morning after rising at 7.00am to about 4 deg.
The reflections in the still water were remarkable.

At 10 am we called on Roly and Trish Desailly whom I had not met before. They have lived in Hay for the
last 7 years after managing Riverina sheep stations for many years.
My great great grandfather, Edwin Desailly and Roly's great great grandfather,
Francis William Wisdom Desailly, were brothers.
 It is fascinating to meet a family member who has descended from the same couple who came to Australia  in the early 1820s . Dr Desailly and his wife, Nancy Sophia (Ann) settled in Hobart. I found it fascinating to meet Roly, who has descended from a different line of the family. There was much to talk about.

Early ,morning reflections on the Murrumbidgee River

Roly Desailly and June
Lunch time soon came around and we enjoyed this at the cafe at Shear Australia which is a wonderful record
and information display of shearing in Australia.

Early afternoon we continued north toward Hilston. We are camped north of there on the Lachlan River...another well known river of Outback NSW.
 We look forward to sitting around a camp fire this evening. It is cold though..I have 5 layers of clothing
 on with more at the ready!

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