Friday, May 9, 2008

forbes to condobolin

Just a day mooching around today. Went to the Albion Hotel Museum in Forbes to see the tunnels dug under the coaching inn to the local banks to transport the gold bullion and thwart the highway robbers. The local 'hero' in the 1860's was Ben Hall who stole a lot of gold, including the biggest heist in history when his gang hijacked a stagecoach and stole 2719 ounces of gold. Did not do him a lot of good as he was shot to death by police 2 years later.

Saw our first wild emu whilst driving which was quite exciting.

Ended up at a free campsite near Condobolin next to a lake and leisure complex used for boating. fishing and watersports, with pretty good facilities but NO dogs, so had a chat to James dog about trying her best to be very small and very quiet ( she has proved excellent so far at being very small, the rest needs work) .

I suspect that the site would be more popular if there was not a tiny problem with the lake. Having lived through very wet summer we forget that the last 7 years have been ones of severe lake, not a drop of water to be seen.

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