Sunday, 7 October 2018

Roma to West Wyalong, to Goondawindi and Moree, Narrabri, Coonabarrabran - memories from 2013

We left our roadside stop near Roma and said goodbye to our neighbours and headed to Miles, a small town with a population of approximately 1700 people, in the Western Downs region of Queensland.

On the road to Goondawindi

Sunset near Goondawindi

Victoria Hotel, Goondawindi
We had a good day of driving on the Leichardt Highway and passed through some very small towns.  We had a very unsettling surprise as we approached the small town of Moonie, where ambulances and police passed us, and as we approached we found a bad accident involving a caravan so we slowed down to allow the medics to retrieve passengers.  It appeared that the people involved were ok, but there was nothing left of the caravan, just looked like matchsticks.  At this part of the day we decided not to travel much further as the accident scene was very upsetting, so we found a roadside rest area about 40 km from Goondawindi and decided to stay the night.

Main Street, Goondawindi

 We left our overnight stop and arrived in Goondawindi around 9.30 am  We crossed the border into NSW at Bogabilla and continued on to Moree and then  Narrabri for fuel.

On the road to Goondawindi

Cattle on road near Moree

From Narrabri we continued on to Coonabarrabran where we booked into the caravan park.  Distance travelled was approximately 300 km.

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