Day 7 -Wilcannia to Cobar
I didn’t think it was so cold this morning until the wind hit me then it was freezing. I took Fergus for a walk towards the billabong with no camera but of course I saw things I wanted to capture. I used my phone camera and now have to work out how to download them. The Bluetooth isn’t working etc etc. Technology is wonderful…..when it works easily.
OK I’ve done it! On the walk was evidence of someone else’s Manic Mud Moment. Fergus also was convinced something had set up home in an enormous log.
We’ve heard that some places on our route (new route since the road we intended taking is closed) are difficult to get Caravan Park sites so we’re being very flexible about our route.
Bugger! The power has gone out but a voice from somewhere has just asked if we’ve lost power so at least it shouldn’t be a problem with our setup!
Only took about 20 mins to get the power back on, apparently Air Fryers and Barista Coffee Makers play havoc with 40 amp fuses. I’m pleased to say we weren’t responsible.
When Fergus and I came back from our walk this morning, Alex was well on the way with packing up and we were soon on the way to Cobar. The road was quite busy with Caravans but we sat on a comfortable speed and had no issues. We did have to pull over once for a very wide load! The most memorable thing were the goats, ranging from large mobs to small family groups. Several very small kids were with small groups.
When we arrived at the Cobar Caravan Park, the only CP in town, the sandwich board outside said No Cabins, No Rooms, No Sites.
We decided I’d go in and check. When I said what I was looking for the woman had no hesitation in providing a powered site for us. I told her the board outside said nothing was available. She said, “Oh, is that still out? We’ve been too busy to change it.” The sign didn’t move all day though and tonight it’s apparently telling the truth.
After setting up we went into a town for some lunch.
We drove up to the mining Memorial display which really showed the human cost of mining in the early days. Information boards are attached to the walls of a simulated mine shaft.
On top of a hill is a view of the Cobar New Mine, the size is staggering and if we looked far out we could see more Poppet Heads running north/south. The seam runs for 9 kilometres and provides copper, silver and gold.
We’re in for another cold night and I promise I’ll be wearing Shaun the Sheep socks and Alex will have at least one pair of his new Thermal ones on.