Breakfast finished we hooked up the caravan and after farewelling Denise and Wayne we drove off. As we approached Shepparton we refueled and took the heavy vehicle route around town. An hour later we approached the border, crossed the Murray River
and entered NSW.
Half an hour later we came to Finley where we stopped.
The intention was to buy lunch at the bakery, which is renowned by travellers. Sadly due to a lack of staff it was closed! On the way back we spotted this wonderful mural on the wall of the local car mechanic.
Back in the Hilux we drove to Jerilderie
and bought a few things for lunch at the local supermarket. Further up the road we turned onto the Kidman Way.
Mel was happy to be out of the vehicle and sat in her bed whilst we set things up.
After a day of driving it was good to take a quick walk around the caravan park. Here’s a couple of interesting, old relics (not Karen and me!) they have onsite.
Hearing rain on the caravan roof whilst in bed is always nice but when it continues all morning it’s not conducive to seeing the sights of a new location. Finally it stopped around noon so in the car we hopped and drove into town. First up a few supplies were purchased. Next we took a walk around the town centre. Lots of autumn leaves in the park area opposite the shops.
Mel and Karen enjoyed walking through them, although apart from her pink vest Mel was almost entirely camouflaged by the leaves.
In the lane one block back from the main street we came upon some fabulous brightly painted murals.
Sadly the rain started again and we made a dash for the car and returned to the caravan for a late lunch. The rain continued for most of the afternoon which we spent sitting inside and reading. Sadly visits to the many wineries and the fruit salad farm will have to wait until our next visit to Griffith as the road and better weather further north beckoned.
Distance travelled from Arcadia (point A) to Griffith – 288kms