Monday, June 27, 2022

Safari 2022 June 27th


The day has been much cooler and windy. It was good to come down from the rocky mountainous spot we had camped on. Our first call was in White Cliffs to buy some food stuffs. There was very little available so we will need to be frugal until the next food shop. While in White Cliffs we visited an Opal Mining Establishment. The owner was knowledgeable about opals so we learnt quite a lot from his display. The opal that I have, was found at Lightening Ridge. It is different from the White Cliff Opals. Both the markings and colours are different. He was very confident that it had come from Lightening Ridge as I have always believed. We lunched along the way and continued on to a spot north of Paroo National Park. We enjoyed a short walk  north of Peery Lake. We travelled a little further on and camped at a spot called ‘White Tank’. The evening is cool and we will certainly be eating and cooking inside.


Safari 2022 June 26th


A couple of mechanical problems had to be overcome this morning. Ian arrived about 9.00am and chatted for a while. Later we visited his home where he showed us several items of his artwork. This was most interesting. Apart from carving in slate he paints with oils onto copper. His work is very effective. It is easy to check out his paintings by clicking on ‘Google’.

We drove back into Wilcannia and then headed for White Cliffs. Tonight we are camped on the top of a very rocky hill called Welsches Knob about six km south of White Cliffs. The sunset was magnificent showing very bright oranges and reds.


Sunday, June 26, 2022

Safari 2022 June 25th


Again a beautiful day has dawned as we camp on the Darling River on the Mt Murchison Station. As yet we have not seen Ian Marr who owns the property. His assistant, Peter, brought us down here last night. We enjoyed an lengthy walk across country and by a couple of bends in the river.

The nights are quite cold and especially the mornings.