After a good night’s sleep we continued our trip south on minor roads. Our GPS lead us through Millmeran, Inglewood to Texas where we stopped for a coffee. I wished we had our inverter already installed – the coffee certainly would have been better from the Aldi machine.
Texas is a nice little town that suffered badly during the 2011 flood. This memorial commemorates the survival of the people and the town.
Here a short explanation of the significance of the Phoenix in Texas.
On arrival in Bingara we enquired at the Information Centre about camping along the Gwydir river. We were given a map with various campsites marked out. After stocking up supplies at the butcher we headed out along the river Gwydir. The first campsite we tried was quite crowded with no room for us. We were told there were more possibilities further up river. The next road looked inviting so we ventured down that track. Soon we came across water on the dirt track. We managed to drive through it.
When we were fronted by a puddle that extended the width of the path, we left the vehicle and Lesley through a stone into the water. It certainly descended a fair way. We decided to retreat. Backing the van along this track for a fair while and then turning the van and truck around is something I would have preferred not to do.
Eventually we found a beautiful camp spot across the river and downstream a little bit. We were right next to the river with quite some distance between us and the nearest camper.
I enjoyed the birds.
On my early morning walk
There were many horses grazing in the area we were camping.
We stayed a couple of nights and could well have stayed longer. Perhaps we will be back.
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