Not much to report, left Hay and cruised along the highway untill we arrived at the Bird Hide 2klms South of Forbes, we had previously stayed 'in town' along the river but thought the Bird Hide sounded more interesting, as it turned out we we were treated to one of the nicest sunsets we have seen. We had company for the evening as a couple on a Honda Goldwing 'Trike' motorbike & trailer called in and camped the night.
Forbes Bird Hide - Sunset
Another Mode of Transport
Left Forbes, drove along the Newell Highway and after visiting the Telescope Satellite at Parkes we stopped at Hickey's Falls for the night, another spot we have stayed previously and enjoyed. This time i went for a swim below the falls and was enjoying the water cascading down upon me untill i felt the tell tale sign [ouch] of being bitten by leeches .... Bugger that i thought as i scraped three of the blood sucking mongrels of my legs and swam back to the rocks and out, to get some pay back i put the yabby nets in and collected around 40 yabby, kept 20 and let the smaller ones go. For tea we had Scotch Fillet Steak with a garlic Yabby sauce ..... very nice and beats any fancy restaurant meal we have eaten.
Parkes Telescope Satellite Dish
We decided to continue on via Narrabri & Bingara, despite the GPS trying to lead us up closed roads we managed to get on the right track and re-visit Sawn Rocks for the night, No Tent's allowed here, so it's just as well we bought the Bushtracker along & only stopped for a few hours untill rested.
Our days journey ended at Gwydir River just out of Bingara, another of those places we have stayed at before and enjoyed. Two other Bushtrackers are camped along the track and we have made our aqauintance with Leigh & Mitta & John & Laura. The river is flowing strong / too strong for our Kayak ...... easy going down stream but a hell of a long walk back .... so plan B is the kayak is back in it's bag for the duration of our stay.