Day 7 – 23/5/2019

Well that makes a full week on the road.. 51 weeks to go.

Today was a travel day one of the biggest legs so far of 412km, that saw me depart from Hay around 8am heading through to Darlington Point, Griffith, West Wyalong then to Forbes.

One of the most interesting things driving in this region is the cotton fields, which are just being harvested. Some of the cotton seeds have made it to the roadside and have also flowered, this leaves cotton all along the side of the roads.

Cotton Field

Having left quite early I stopped in Griffith for breakfast. This is a great little (big) town and to make my life easier they have a caravan car park right out the front information centre and a straight forward walk to town.

The Griffith region is on the Murrumbidgee river and is another of Australia’s food bowl’s and grape growing region. I would like to come back and explore this region longer next time.

Heading on towards Forbes had me off of the main track for a while, it was nice to have less traffic and see some more interesting countryside.

The road ahead

This is quite a different view from the sparseness of yesterday.

On route is the small town of Weethalle, NSW which has recently completed some Silo Art (remember to check out my gallery of already visited Silo’s)

Weethalie Silo Art

The town of West Wyalong is also quite interesting and a busy town in the farming community.

RAAF Plane at the Lions Park

Arriving in Forbes and heading to the Apex Riverside Tourist park around 1:30 I was given a site overlooking the Lachlan River, the background noise of water going over the weir provides welcome relief to the sounds of trucks going past last night.

View from outside of my van.

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