Tuesday, June 17, 2014

June 17th 2014 ..........DAY 1

We drove out the gate today at 10.25 am. The only aspect I felt sad about was the fact that my new Kangaroo Paws are coming into bloom. They are so happy in their new pots.
Travelling west over the Warby Ranges was really pretty as autumn rains have strengthened the growth of crops and everything else. In fact all the way here to Hay the countryside looked magnificent. We lunched on the banks of the Murray River in Tocumwal after driving out to Langunyah, north of the town to see the homestead called 'Oakbank' where my Grandparents Rosa and Ormond Desailly lived with their young family during the early 1900s. My mother, Lurline, was the 2nd eldest of their six children.
From Deniliquin to Hay the  Cobb Highway runs through a wide Stock Route or as many know it 'the long paddock. We noticed 2 large mobs of cattle grazing as they travelled south. Water tanks and troughs were  placed at very regular intervals.
This, our first night, we are camped on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River near Hay.

Pink Kangaroo Paw at 'Kyamba', Milawa

'Oakbank' Homestead at Langunyah

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