Thursday, July 5, 2018

Coonamble - Pilliga

Pilliga artesian bore was just too far, 380km to Coonamble showgrounds, then just 90km to Pilliga, but that had to be next day.

The last time I passed this way I stayed several days bathing in the hot spa waters. Talk about wrinkles. Rain and floods closed the roads so there was nothing else for it but soak in the spa for 3 days.

Fairly busy camp spot but managed some privacy in the farthest corner.

No, not a Silo. Coonamble water tower.

Pilliga spa campground.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Weethalle - Silo Art

Directly north of Narrandera and via Barellan is Weethalle. Just a small town, as most are, but big enough to think of painting their silo about 12 months ago, nice job too. Very popular these days. Draws the tourist. They just need to convert the visits into revenue for the town.

Stopped for the night at Tullibigeal, just a bit further north. Great free camp with (donation) power, water and hot showers. Just me and one other tonight. A route less travelled it would seem. Except for me, I've been here a few times. The quiet town and the quiet roads appeal. Easy, just cruising. Might have seen half a dozen cars today, in 170kms.

Before leaving tomorrow a walk through the Co-Op general store is always interesting.

The sad part is that Weethalle is the last of the Silo Art, it's a southern thing apparently. 

Weethalle Silos.