Oakey Fly in shots and the beautiful Lake Cressbrook Its morning and the thoughts of the day before still linger. The overpowering Catalina Bomber. She seemed almost in slow motion, but on touchdown her presence was overwhelming and almost haunting. Lets hope these are the only fighting most of us get to witness, Roo’s hav’in … Read more Anzac Journey 2015, Where Two Realities Collide Day THREE
Bowenville to Oakey, when reality touches the soul(30km 25 min) The sun peeking through old gum trees greeted us as we made our way to the Australian Army Flying Museum Oakey. Smiles were wide as very friendly army folk greeted us, and then treated to the most informative and entertaining guided walk through … Read more Anzac Journey 2015, Where Two Realities Collide.
Dayboro to Bowenville Reserve (3.5hr 229km) A defining quack! interrupts my thoughts, glancing out the bathroom window I spy 4 defiant girls with the “Have you forgotten something” pose going on. So much attitude in such a hilarious package. They will be seriously disappointed, as it being only a short trip they will be confined … Read more Anzac journey, Where two realities collide.
Leyburn to Dayboro (3.5hr 235km) Scoring the local historic trail booklet on the way back from our unguided tour the day before, built great anticipation for an early morning walk. Unfortunately, there proved to be more walking than viewing (LR’s grumbling could be heard in the distance Lol). Apparently we had found all the good … Read more Dubbo Express loop, Heifer Creek FINAL DAY
Narrabri to Leyburn 4 h 10 min (396.7 km) In the morning, the storm now passed, the fields become on fire with the touch of first light as LR and I dodge semi in search of a good shot. But it wasn’t the scenery that stoped our wagon in its tracks, but rows upon rows of … Read more Dubbo Express Loop, that jello feeling and the oldest pub in Queensland DAY FIVE
DAY FOUR DUBBO TO WARRUMBUMGLE National Park (141km 2.5hr) The skeleton of past glory is slowly disappearing as new growth climbs higher. Now only the blackened fingertips stand above the forest walls, yet the fires destruction is still strongly evident. This limited cover also gives us views of the rocky faces as not seen in … Read more Dubbo Express loop, Warrumbungle freaky ass mail boxes DAY FOUR
Behind the scenes at the Western Planes Zoo DUBBO Early morning rises after late nights have a lot to answer for. After making around four laps of the caravan park, we managed to retrieve all the things we had forgotten in our sleepy haze, and we headed for the Zoo. Standing at the edge of … Read more Behind the scenes in a whole other world DAY THREE
TEXAS TO DUBBO(550km 7.5hr) As the daylight started to edge out of the night, I found the kids in the tightest foetal position on record. Hence the blankets were out from then on. Tip-toeing around the campsite was somewhat of a novelty with the crunching rocks setting off a domino of growls and … Read more Dubbo Express loop Day Two