Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Safari 2018 -June 21st & 22nd 2018

July 21 & 22nd Sofala

Last night it was extremely windy as we camped by Lake Cancoar. We did have a  hiccup in the operation of our generator so there was not a lot of heat..we have survived and hopefully heat will be restored this evening. At present we have left the cold winds and showers down south .... so to speak!

A locked gate in Sofala
This afternoon was spent very comfortably sitting in the sun by the Turon River where we have camped for the night. The Turon River runs through Sofala which is the oldest surviving Gold Town in NSW. It began as a Gold Rush Town during the 1850s. Currently the population is fluctuating but there are about 200 permanent residents. A very pleasant place to spend a few 'slow' days.

We walked through Sofala this morning. It is an old town with some cafes and some establishments offering accommodation. Many cafes were closed today, we can only presume
that it is not the Tourist Season.
 Many buildings are very old and rusted and need a lot of renovation.
We visited this town about 3 or 4 years ago and very little improvements have been made since then.

Sofala- a novel fence made from a collection of bed head

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