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  • 18 Cecil St, Gordon, NSW, 2072
  • 1 Livingstone Ave, Pymble, NSW, 2073

Thoughts from the Drought Relief Road Trip

Thoughts from our travellers Day 1 and Day 2

Our intrepid band of travellers braved 41 to 43 degree heat and travelled through such wonderful sounding towns as Quirindi, Murrurundi, Boggabri, Gunnedah and Narrabri...... but have been humbled by the gratitude and welcome we have received from the businesses we support.
We just loved the Aussie spirit shining through so clearly in the outback Christmas trees, the quirky sense of humour and the silo art. The willy willies, dust devils and mirages (complete with total reflections) were, however, quite an eye opener.

“We are currently just out of a Pokolbin...enjoying 41 degree heat! The owner of our accommodation was so grateful that we are part of a group who are trying to do our small bit to help Aussie battlers...he gave us a delicious bottle of chilled wine! He wished more Aussies would follow in our footsteps. Very humbling!”

Have just arrived at our motel in Quirindi. Luckily we booked. We are the only city slickers here. All 18 rooms are occupied by firies who are all out fighting fires in the vicinity.
Our trip across the mountain on the Oxley Hwy
had its little dramas. There is huge devastation , steel guard rails buckled. Thousands of trees had to be cut from steep slopes to stop them from falling. Lots of repair work to be done yet. At one section we had to queue up for 30 minutes in a one way section where we had to go in a convoy led by a safety vehicle for about 14 km. The smoke was quite bad.
Arrived in Walcha with a big appetite.
These country folk sure know how to make one heck of a milkshake-quality and quantity unsurpassed.
Nice to put our feet up out if the 40degree temps.