Saturday, June 1, 2013

Saturday 1st June 2013 - Swan Hill - Nyah

It rained lightly but steadily for most of the night, and were very glad we weren't camped in mud. The sun wasn't up until nearly 7.30, so we didn't feel too inclined to get up early, especially since it was still raining.

We had another leisurely breakfast, then went into town for shopping, found an outside cafe that was dry, had ordinary pasta meals then headed north west along the river to do a recce for the next few nights potential camp spots near Nyah. We discovered that when the tracks are marked as "dry weather tracks only", they're not kidding. Whilst there would have been some nice spots along this particular stretch of the river near Nyah, the ground was very muddy and slippery, and despite only going about 20-30kph and having traction control, the car still wanted to go sideways at times. Still, it was nice to see where we were NOT going!

About 3.30pm we turned back for Swan Hill, and got back about 4. It has rained steadily all day, and a good cuppa tea was most welcoming, as was a dry campsite. A good hearty beef strog with mashed taters will end the day well.

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