Wentworth

Saturday 26th January 2008, Wentworth.

We are now about to commence the trip we have been putting off for several years. We have had the idea that we would not enjoy all the travelling required on this trip, with not a great deal to see between much of it, but we have met up with two other couples, Les and Jan, and Kaye and Adrian, who are now doing the trip. We have the idea that having company would make the trip so much more enjoyable, especially seeing that they both live and travel in the same circumstances as us. We met Kaye and Adrian on our travels a few years ago and have kept in constant contact, and met Les and Jan at Windang last year. Les and Jan, and Kaye and Adrian have been travelling together most of the time since last year.

Wentworth, about 250k from Swan Hill, see Map, is in NSW just north west of Mildura, and is noted for being at the junction of the Murray and the Darling rivers. We are at present camped right on the banks of the Darling a few hundred meters above the junction and it is quite a nice park to camp at. The Darling river, at this point, seems to be full, but it is flowing in the wrong direction. It turns out that the Darling is actually not flowing yet, but is back filling from the Murray.

We will be spending the next couple of days sorting out travel arrangements with Les and Adrian before heading off on Tuesday.