Dawdling to Dubbo

Pretty slack day today just dawdled up the Newell Highway to Dubbo 260 kms up the road. The heavy rain in these parts was very evident, particularly between West Wyalong and Forbes, with rivers and creeks brimming with dirty brown water and vast areas of paddocks covered in water.

The river at Forbes was lapping the footbridge as we drove through town. We had rain overnight and drizzly rain while driving this morning. The Newell Highway is undergoing a lot of roadworks at the moment so it was a bit of a stop and go trip. We still managed to average in the low 12 kms per 100 kms so we are happy with that. Mind you even with those good figures it still cost us over $200 to fill the tank at West Wyalong ($2.36 per litre)

The number of trucks and caravans increased noticeably today. Overcast skies and pretty cool all day, didn’t get higher than 9.5º for the whole trip. Things look a bit underwhelming in this weather, but hopefully things improve tomorrow for our visit to the Western Plains Zoo (I’m getting homesick ; ) )

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