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Three Rivers Run – Day 8 & 9 – The final run home.

We woke up to perfect blue skies in Broken Hill – of course !! Unfortunately our trip was rapidly coming to an end and it was time to pack up and start the long drive home.

Members Stand – Broken Hill Racecourse

It was a reasonably uneventful 10 hour day of driving. We were chasing a storm that had left a fair amount of water in it’stracks with water lapping at the road edges so i made the decision to drive all the way from Broken Hill to West Wyalong, as this would give us options to get home on Sunday if the storm behind us dropped too much water on already wet ground.

West Wyalong

We checked into the local campground, got some directions to the pub and headed off for a well needed feed. The West Wyalong Metropolitan Hotel lived up to expectations – awesome cutlets and a steak the size of my head LOL

West Wyalong Metro Hotel

By the time we finished dinner the drizzle had started again and we were hopeful that the predicted storm didn’t eventuate as more roads closed were going to be problematic for the final leg home. Thankfully it did stop raining during the night, we had a nice dry pack up and were back on the road.

The long drive home

Our final pack up complete

As with all good things they must to an end, and usually the end always involves a few down sides (besides the actual end itself). For us, as we are self contained it means emptying the porta-loo!

We stopped in at Grenfell where the local lions club have done a great job in providing facilities for the travel through and staying RV/camping community including the essential dump-point.

Grenfell Dump-Point

As we neared home having cleared the Goulburn River NP and making our way through Bylong Valley, we were treated to a flowing Goulburn River (which the previous Saturday when we passed was but a trickle between the ponds in the sandy creek bed). We were a bit shocked to see it that full actually even though we knew there had been rain we weren’t expecting a flowing river. Tash was trying to to grab some shots out the window until we found a safe place to pull over.

Oh My Goodness – Its flowing.
A magical sight to see the Goulburn River flowing.

After another big day of driving, we arrived home safe and sound just before dark .

Thanks everyone for following along our little adventure, we had an amazing trip and cant wait for our next one.


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