Friday 18th December, Dubbo.

We have now moved on to Dubbo, 500K, yes five hundred, further south. This would have to be one of the longest runs we have done for a while, but again it was a bit easier not having the van on behind.

We are experiencing a different method of accommodation on this trip as we would usually, as for years we have had the caravan, and now we are staying in cabins. Our first experience wasn’t very good at Goondiwindi though. The cabin was old and lacked a bit of what I would call general minor maintenance. The fly screens on the windows did not seal, or had holes in them, so one could not leave the curtains and windows open due to the mass of insects that invaded, so the curtains had to be closed and we felt like we were sitting in a small jail cell. The cabin wasn’t very clean, which surprises me being a Top Tourist park, and found we had to clean all dinner ware before using. The shower wasn’t usable as it was just too small and I couldn’t move in it, so I used the amenity block as I would when with the caravan. Fortunately the cabin we have at Dubbo so far looks much better than that of last evening. It is still old but has a better feeling about it, and we are settling in much better. IT ALSO HAS A LOUNGE CHAIR FOR WATCHING TV.