We packed up, went to buy an electric blanket and a charger for the remote batteries then set off south on the New England Highway. What a dream run, heaps of passing lanes and no stress with drivers. 👍😀
The country is dry but still has spectacular scenery to drive by. The wattles are wonderful.
In the dash you can see the view behind that we get from the camera on the back of the van. Works well and is comforting to know what lurks behind.
We have set up camp at Kookaburra camping ground just north of Glen Innes.
We expect it to be cold but we won’t be able to try the new purchase because there is no power. Ah well, we’ll toughen up a bit more.
At 7pm we were getting cosy.
We stayed an extra day at Kookaburra and after chatting with Duncan (the land owner) about the mountain bikes, he expressed interest in setting up a track on the property. So for the rest of the day we walked and rode all over the area he planned to use. Absolutely spectacular.
Great adventure for Teddy running after the roo’s that hopped off ahead of us. He is still very active for almost 12 year old.
This rock wall is one example of the fabulous natural features on the property. We wish him luck with the endeavour and look forward to returning one day to try it out.
That night we were invited to dine with Duncan and thoroughly enjoyed the Venison casserole by the warmth of his fire. Then returned to the van and experienced our first minus temperature -2* in the early morning. There was still frost on the ground when I ventured out at 7am, still 1* at that time. My first frost.
Wednesday we were heading for the coast, and loved the old cute houses in Glen Innes, then the drive down the Gwydir Highway to Grafton.