Date: 23rd September 2020
Travelled: 260 kms from Cobar to Lake Cargelligo in the Lachlan Valley
Visited: Lake Cargelligo
Stayed: Lake View Caravan Park $30 with all services. S33.30223, E146.37744
A surprising good sleep after eating half a sheep at the Empire last night, thank goodness for the long walk back to the caravan park I suppose.
The usual caravan park shuffling of the deck chairs starts about 8am. Old people wandering about trying to re-hook up their large 4WD to their even larger caravans. Wives providing guidance with coded hand signals to husbands who ignore them anyway.
After 8 years of motorhoming I can state there’s a lot less stress and time wasted by just folding up your power lead and driving away. That done we stop up in Cobar’s town centre and pop into the IGA for a minute, fuel up again before taking the turn onto the Kidman Way, south for Lake Cargelligo.
We have our usual stops for breakfast and later a coffee. The Kidman Way and later the Lachlan Valley Way are an easy drive and we pass only a few trucks during our 3 hours drive to Lake Cargelligo.
It‘s been a longish drive so we settle into the caravan park asap and go for a walk to catch our bearings. The lake is beautiful.
We chat to some people at the tourist office and walk the Main Street. Sadly every second shop is vacant, but the town has two supermarkets so it must be doing OK. It also has two pubs so we hit the Royal Mail.
They didn’t have any Sav-Blanc which made no matter to me but did get a rise from Pam. The bar-maid/person managed to find a bottle of Gilbey’s, so a G+T it was. The lemon twist was an even longer story…
Back at the camper we toss a steak on the BBQ. The temperature has dropped so it seems where looking at a cold night.
In the morning we have a coffee before doing the lake walk. It‘s only 6 kms return, but it provides some great views and interest local history panels.
Back at the Winnebago, we service what needs to be serviced and say goodbye to Lake Cargelligo…
Michael + Pam