Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Boree Creek and Narrandera

A roadside rest area at Sandigo, west of Wagga and just short of Narrandera, was a quiet place to see in the new year.

A random set of events led to Megan, a cyclist I had previously met near Charters Towers in Qld six or so months ago, being nearby. It was a short drive to Boree Creek first thing the next morning to meet with her then on to Lake Talbot Tourist Park at Narrandera for a few days. An altercation with a kangaroo along the way means another visit to a repair shop. Not all that much damage to Dora but the kangaroo did not hop away from this one.

Boy haven't they let the Tourist Park go! No sign of the TLC that was apparent back in 2003~2010. But it was good to see the Narrandera Shire Council has spent time and money on the facilities around the Lake and it's never looked better. Narrandera is known as the town of trees and has two supermarkets and three pubs servicing about 5000 people. Mostly quiet, a friendly place, but it can get hot!

Water-skiing, swimming, going out at night and staying cool was the order of the day as the temps were in the high 30s. For me, returning home to Narrandera where I lived for seven years is nice. Catching up with the locals from the past is nice. But knowing that in just for a few days you'll be off again, makes it a touch sweeter.

Good food, entertaining company and in a few days its time to go. Megan cycles to the north and I drive to the east.