This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2009 Travels August 28

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FRIDAY 28 AUGUST     NORTH BOURKE TO GRIFFITH     530kms

Away again at 7am, now feeling rather apprehensive about the remainder of this trip.

We had driven this road so many times before that all I could say was that it was as usual. Flat, mostly. Scrubland. Cypress pine stands in places. Cobar was still there.

We tootled around in Hillston, for a while, trying to find fuel. Should have topped up in Cobar. We had never fuelled up here before, so didn’t know where to go. One outfit was shut for lunch. The other was an automated one – not too sure about that, so just got enough, after some fiddling around and censored words from John,  to see us to Griffith.

The weather seemed to be cooling down, as we came south, so it was a pleasant enough day for driving.

At the Griffith Caravan Park, we splashed out on an en-suite site, for $30. After the travails of the past few days, felt like a bit of indulgence. But the site was not particularly pleasant – on gravel, bare and utilitarian. The managers were not very amiable. We decided that next time through here, we should try somewhere else. Was there somewhere else?

Griffith site

We were not seeing our Griffith friends, who were away, but unhitched Truck and drove to buy fish and chips for tea. That cost $30, because we selected pieces of barra that were weighed before cooking. But it was a very nice meal.

Griffith was not an easy place to find one’s way around!

3 thoughts on “2009 Travels August 28

  1. Ha, Walter Burley Griffen designed the Griffith layout. I giggle because we used to live in an estate that had been designed by him. I love the concept, but all those circles and banana shapes…. Griffith! Love the town it has so much to offer but please, please can someone build and manage a decent caravan park there? There’s now a pretty free camp on an irrigation channel at the top end of town thank goodness. The boat club on the lake just out of town is a great option but not always open.

    • Well that explains it! I get bamboozled on those Canberra circles too.

      • The street we used to live in was part of an estate that was a series of banana shapes on a hillside. Whenever we’d leave the top end of the street it felt like the corner was on the wrong angle. When a real estate agent mentioned that Griffen and the developer had had a disagreement and Griffen then submitted the plans mirror reversed it all made sense.

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