After a great day yesterday in Wagga Wagga catching up with friends we drove to Orange today. Wherever possible we take a different road and today we travelled the Mary Gilmore Way, between Temora and Grenfell. We crossed the Lachlan River at Goolagong, drove through the historic town of Canowindra and on to Orange.
This area in New South Wales is steeped in Australian literary history - Banjo Paterson "...down the Lachlan years ago" - the Henry Lawson Way between Grenfell and Young - and of course Dame Mary Gilmore who grew up in this area and is now celebrated on the $10 note along with Banjo Paterson. It is a beautiful part of Australia with sweepng plains, huge paddocks and a backdrop of majestic mountain ranges in the distance.
The dry conditions are becoming a concern and we came across a mob of cattle on the "Long Paddock" - the drover's jargon for using roadside feed to carry stock through lean times.
We look forward to seeing you in Orange and Mudgee this week.
Caroline and Al