Day 3 – more adventure that you could imagine

Day 3 of our Western adventure started cold, really cold.  One could say bitterly cold.  I think it was only due to be an overnight low of 8 degrees, but it felt more like minus 8!  I have to say, living in Queensland does make you forget what cold really feels like.

We woke up in Mungindi – a town that I quite liked.  It is a unique little town, part New South Wales and part Queensland, separated down the middle by the Barwon River.  We had a request from family to take a picture of the Mungindi Hospital, which was in the Queensland part of town, the petrol station was in New South Wales.  Very unique

2 Mile Hotel, Mungindi 2016
2 Mile Hotel, Mungindi 2016

After free-camping behind the 2-Mile Hotel for the night, we started the 300 kilometre trek up to Roma.  The scenery was absolutely stunning, and hardly a car in sight.  This is the sort of country that I love.  The sun even made an appearance for most of the day, although it was still quite boggy in places, something that we found out unfortunately.  Thankfully a good Samaritan stopped and towed us out and back to the safety of bitumen.

Bogged near Thallon 2016

A visit to the Nindigully Pub ticked one off the bucket list, although it was closed.  We had planned to try to get to it yesterday and stay for the night, but delays leaving Narrabri meant that we needed to pull up at Mungindi.  It was just as well – I think the ground was even more boggier here than where we went off the road!

Passing a herd of cattle on the road just south of Roma also topped off the day – amazing creatures, and so many of them, just plodding along at their own pace.

And so we ended the day at Roma, staying at the Up’N’Down Farmstay.  It is a lovely little bush camp which boasted a fantastic sunset that had to be seen to be believed.  Photos do not do it justice!

Nindigully Pub 2016
Nindigully Pub 2016
Nindigully Pub 2016
Al working in Roma 2016
Sunset at Roma 2016