After 3 days of no sun, we booked into the caravan park at Mudgee. Without sun we get no solar power recharge.
Some free camps are hard to find but really worth it in the end. A few days ago we tried to find a free camp only about 6 kms out of Mudgee. We ended up in a winery where we really struggled to get out with 21 ft of van behind us. And this was following the GPS co-ordinates. Today we tried again and ended up in someone's back yard and then eventually we nailed it. Down against a creek with very nosy cattle for friends.
Tomorrow will be the first Anzac Day March in Mackay that I will miss in about 20 years. However Mudgee will see us cheering on the March this year.
This morning we attended the Anzac March at Mudgee, a town in Central NSW, just west of the Great Dividing Range. After the parade we had lunch at a quant café called "The Quick Brown Fox" and yes it did have a small shelf of books.
Mudgee has a population of about 11,000 but they put on a lovely March and service following the Dawn Service at 6.00am.
Would have been so much nicer had the sun co-operated
One last panoramic shot of the Capertee Valley until next time
Our first port of call after arriving in Bathurst was, like all tourists, to drive round the Mount Panorama Track. Stuart thought if he got started now by the time the race came up he might have a chance at the chequered flag.
Next day we visited an historical home in the area which was built in the early 1800's called . The family still live in it and have a lot of very old furniture as do most of these homes but one thing that I did find was this nail.
The current owners grandfather came from England and was an archaeologist so I guess it was a case of being in the right place at the right time but what a find.