Sandy Point Reserve was a nice place for camping and there were plenty of people who must have thought the same. Patricia had talked to a couple of men the day before and after our morning walk, which turned out to be very pleasant, we returned to the campground where we had breakfast with the small group. They were from Ballarat and on a fishing trip. Patricia had made damper and since it had been a cold night it was great to have something warm to eat and sit around the camp fire.
On our walk we'd also found a cache:
Of course we leave a bit later than usual, at 09.45h and drive to Balranald ( S 34° 38.431', E 143° 33.901') where we have lunch and look around at the shops.
Mary MacKillop - Balranald (#1622)
Water Tower (#1623)
From Balranald it's a short drive to Lake Benanee (#788) S 34 31 13, E 142 52 39, for our camp for the night.
Tuesday, 9 May, 2017
On our half hour morning walk I take some pictures of the lake:
We stop for lunch somewhere past Mildura and find a dump point at Renmark.
Our spot for the night is Bert Dix Memorial Park (#98) S 34 10 59, E 140 46 37.
Wednesday, 10 May, 2017
It's a very foggy start of the morning and Patricia declines to come for a walk. As I am wide awake by six am I decide to brave the cold I go on my own anyway.
The above black stump is a historical 'monument' and actually also a multi cache. As I am there I might as well.... After answering a number of questions and calculating the new coordinates I go and make the find. The actual cache is close to where we are parked!
The Enchanted Forest – The Paringa Black Stump (#1624)
Pioneer Park at Karoonda (#1625)
You Leyet Up My World (#1626)
This one has gone to the dogs #3 (#1627)
The next one was a real tricky one and took quite a while until I discovered that something wasn't what we thought it was. The 'lock' on the gate wasn't a lock after all! Very clever!
SUDDENLY, we have a winner !!!! (#1628)
|Patricia and Lisa|
|Patricia and yours truly|