Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 16th

We set off before 9.00 am. and stopped at Ivanhoe for a short break. It is a small township with few services. Onward north over some clay/gravel roads with short distances of bitumen. This road north follows the Tourist Route of the Long Paddock...a droving term I think.
Rain is threatening. Ian Marr from Mt Murchison is watching the weather for us. If rain comes the dirt roads become too slippery for travel. In fact the roads are actually closed. I hope it does not prevent us from going out to Mt Murchison. We drove into Wilcannia for a short look at this historic town where Connie (nee Desailly) and Edward Dickens were well known during the 1870s & 1880s.
We have settled for the night at Warrawong Camping area. It is clean and very green. Ken & Joan are still on the road at 4.15pm. We look forward to their arrival.

The advertising poster for the Tourist Route of
The Long Paddock.

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