Day 10 Broken Hill
Passing through Broken Hill briefly today - just stopped for a hot chocolate! Will stay here 2 nights on the Trek.
Day 7&8 - Top Hut Road
Balranald's history dates back 160 years, Lake Mungo is where Mungo Man & Mungo Lady's bones were found dating back to 42,000 years ago, oldest proof of human outside of Africa. My biggest worry on this trip is where to place the spuds in our massive camp fire last night at our Top Hut Road camp last night!
Days 5&6: Lake Pumah, and Yanga Woodshed
Day 5 the shortest day June 21st Sunset over Lake Pumah then a chilly start to Day 6. Day 6 Yanga Woodshed Yanga National Park on the Murrumbidgee River NSW. Burke & Wills camped on riverbank here before desolation and the long haul to Menindee. 1. Camped at beautiful Lake Pumah last night. No one for miles and miles. 2. At Balranald but moving on. Asked to pose for photos for advertising for Info Centre here! Which we did of course! 3. Woodshed good, was used till 2004. 4.
Shortest day but we think we will have time to make it to NSW today! 1. Susan catching up with her journal around the campfire in freezing conditions. 2. Dr Ross Bastiaan's plaque commemorating the Burke and Wills expedition at Swan Hill. 3. Memorial to Charles Grey from Swan Hill on the banks of The River Murray. Grey died returning from The Gulf of Carpentaria with Burke, Wills and King. (King was the only survivor).
Melbourne to The Gulf of Carpentaria - day 1
Day 1 of our exciting recce from Melbourne to The Gulf of Carpentaria in our 4WD retracing Burke & Wills expedition of 1860. Preparing for Phil's epic Trek in August 2018. A late start - afternoon tea at the historic mansion Woodlands, Burke & Wills 1st overnight stop, then we camped with a fire at Mia Mia near Kynton which was also an O/N stop for Burke & Wills. At Mia Mia there is a large concrete map of Australia in the ground which has tracks of Wagon Wheels, Horses, Camp
We leave tomorrow June 16th 2017 in our 4WD on our recce for Phil's Burke & Wills Trek which Phil intends to walk starting Aug 20th 2018.