Day 2 – Trangie to Bourke
At dawn there was an absolute cacophony of noise with galahs everywhere. I don’t think I’ve ever seen this many in one place … with trees loaded with them.
Today was a going to be an easy ride day with around 300km. This will put us at Bourke a bit after lunch time depending on the number of stops. But on todays ride there is only one town of any size, and a total number of corners you can count on one hand … so the biggest challenge could be finding things to take photos of.
The first stop was in Nyngan about 100km down the road for a coffee but we couldn’t find a bakery so there was no vanilla slice today.
Nyngan is in the Bogan Shire named after the Bogan River that runs on the outskirts of town. So it only seems fitting to take a photo of the big bogan in town.
From Nyngan the road gets awfully straight and the land is billiard table flat. The main change is whether the trees are lining the road or you can hardly see a tree to the horizon.
From trees lining the road
To wide open spaces
And greeting us at the entrance of Bourke is a brand new Mural on a large water tower of Percy Hobson who was the first Indigenous athlete to win a medal at the Commonwealth games in 1962.
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Bourke was a paddlesteamer port town situated on the Darling River. There is still one here at Bourke doing tourist duties.
And our camp for the night at Kidmans Camp just north of Bourke on the levy.
Today’s distance: 325km
Total distance: 805km