Look out goat!

After a breakfast consisting of a cup of tea, Chantelle and I packed up camp. We were keen to be back on the road after two days of being in the one spot. We feel its important to have a day off the bikes occasionally and we always look forward to getting back on them.

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First up today was to go and get a tyre for Mabel. Her rear one is so worn now that I am waiting for it to fall apart. Being the Easter long weekend I didn’t think I would have much luck. But one quick phone call to a local motorcycle mechanic and for $20 I had a slightly second hand one! Yay!

From there we had to go shopping. We pretty well carry enough dry goods to last us a week so we do occasionally buy some fresh stuff just to keep the menu exciting. Tonight its going to be mash potato, peas, sausages and gravy and white bread! YUMMMO!

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Once we had packed all the shopping away we scurried out of town down the Barrier Highway, heading towards Cobar in NSW.

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It was a lot of flat long bitumen stretches with some amazing views and gorgeous little valleys.

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We stopped at a town called Topa and had some soup for lunch before continuing onto our fuel stop of Wilcania.

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What a dodgey feeling town that was. Buildings were boarded up, one looked like it had been destroyed in a fire and there were massive steel bars on the old pub. It just had a weird vibe about it. We grabbed some very expensive fuel and raced out of there.

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Our camp was a further 60 odd ks up the road at a truck stop, with a fenced of kids playground, in the middle of no where, full of feral goats. Bizzare.

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We setup camp inside the playground fencing to keep away from the ever hungry goats, cooked up a feast under a spectacular star filled sky and climbed into bed. A good day!

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Tomorrow Cobar and beyond!

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