Day 8 – 24/5/2019

Firstly a big hello to all of the new visitors to the site, being a week into the trip I shared the journey so far with some of the Facebook groups that I am am member of. The Jayco Destiny Owners Group and the Solo’s Cruisin Oz Group so welcome to any visitors from there and I hope you enjoy.

Last night whilst I was reading up on the region, I found that in a nearby town another SiloArt project had been completed in April 2019. So off to Grenfell, NSW about 64km from where I was in Forbes. This helps to add to my Silo Art Photo gallery

Grenfell, NSW

Driving around the country you really get a good understanding of how tough life is and was on the land and that the drought is still having a big impact. On the road side cattle were grazing next to very dry paddocks with very little food. If you are in a position to support the farmers please do.

Cattle grazing roadside Henry Lawson Road, NSW

I took some time during the drive to listen to some Henry Lawson’s poems and this particular one appealed to me and my new travelling lifestyle.

The Ballard of the Rouseabout

Whilst I will be heading further north next, I wanted to have some time to look around nearby Parkes without the van on the back.

Having a look around town I landed at the Parkes Airport to see that the museum was closed but I managed a picture or two anyway.

Parkes Air Museum – Open Thursday and Sunday.

The town of Parkes is named after Henry Parkes who is often referred to as the Father of Federation. The nearby museum is a collection of old machines and some local artefacts.

Lots of old Tractors that helped develop farming in this region.

Heading back to Forbes I took the opportunity to have a look in at the McFeeters Motor Museum. A privately owned collection of cars that are nearly all owned by a local with car’s ranging from 1905 to present day.

McFeeters Motor Museum.

Tomorrow is back on the road northwards and it should be a busy day, so looking forward to it but have been absolutely thrilled with my time here in Forbes and its on my list of places and caravan parks to return to.

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