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‘Bungles to Brissie – #5 – Terry Hie Hie

Tuesday morning! Normal Business day – hooray! We got up and headed a few streets up to the Dunlop mechanics we had spied on Saturday hoping they would be able to fix the tyre today (and somewhat quickly). We were in luck. We dropped the truck and headed to the cafe for breakfast. Well what else were we supposed to do !!!!

With a little bit of shopping under our belt – an array of odds and ends that would make you laugh, we got the text to say the truck was ready.

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Saturday’s lunch pub – The Imperial .. and rocking some solar
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The breakfast cafe – Sisterellea’s Cafe (Black and White sign)
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The Clock Tower
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And Memorial

So with Charlie looking a little more flash with his proper tyre back on and spare under the rear we headed back to the park to collect Leeroy and get back on our way.

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Looking slightly better

Narrabri

We drove through to Narrabri and stopped at the always helpful and welcoming Visitor Centre to grab some information (and update some old ones). I had sort of forgotten/not realised that it was cotton harvest time, thinking it was later in April. So i was pretty stoked to see this display and hear that the cotton was out and ready to be harvested.

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Cotton display at the VC, hopefully a good sign

Not too far into our drive our first crop of cotton for the trip was spotted.

Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area

We were making our way to Terry Hie Hie Aboriginal Area, 50km south-east of Moree. Terry Hie Hie features six significant cultural reserves.

Beginning at Terry Hie Hie picnic area, Yana-y Warruwi walking track offers a scenic stroll through the beautiful vegetation surrounding the township.

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Information board at the start of the walk.

The traditional Kamilaroi Aboriginal People once used this area for important ceremonial gatherings, and evidence of this usage still remains in the form of axe-grinding grooves on rocks.

Starting with cypress pine and silver leaf ironbark woodland, the track then weaves through open grassland and smooth bark apple woodland.

Ezzy’s Crossing

With sunlight starting to run out, we made the run to our next camp spot at Ezzy’s Crossing near Gravesend, just in time for a beautiful sunset.

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Pull up, reverse in
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Pop the top and it’s beer o’clock
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And sunset sets all around you.
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