18/05/2013 Hawker to Merna Mora Homestead 46kms
What can I say about Hawker? A very small town with a general store that has a painting of an emu on the side. We stayed in one of the two Caravan Parks for a night, used the camp kitchen, plugged everything in to recharge, ate and wrote up our journals.
We had a very good day on the tarmac road. Lots of spectacular, arid scenery, emus, kangaroos and ranges.
and reached Merna Mora campsite at lunch time. Bush camping at Merna Mora was cheap and beautiful.
Scenery from the Merna Mora Campsite.
19/05/2013 Merna Mora Homestead to Rawnsley Park 45kms
This ride was on the Muralana Scenic Drive, rough dirt road with corrugations, gravels, sharp rocks and lots of flies. I had trouble on some of the dirt, particularly with my thinner tyres. Really shocked myself by totally snaking out going downhill on a rough piece of road, actually stayed upright much to the amazement of Liz who was behind me, pity the video camera wasn’t going at the time!
Then back on the tarmac and a short ride to the caravan park.
Rawnsley Park Caravan Park was rather a shock to the system, it was full of grey nomads with their posh caravans and mobile homes. The camp kitchen was rather like a library, very quiet, seated residents with their laptaps and tablets poring over the internet, we found out later that the only reception to be had was in the kitchen so this is where all things electronic gathered. It was here that I called Adrian and found out that he was missing me and having trouble operating the business on his own, so I have made the sad decision to go back home to help out.