6 April

Waited morning to get all clear on Road Open to Booligal. Hooray. This is where I needed to travel. Full on journey: 94 km unsealed, and the mud out here is something else altogether. Stopped Often to clear excess mud from mud-flaps on camp-trailer, to ensure I avoided mud/ aqua- plaining. Arrived Booligal Hotel tired but happy- relieved.

Had a beer and chat at the pub, then set up camp at great site near Booligal Weir, on the Lachlan. Fab barbie dinner with Libby and Rosco, who had brought my sketch and maps book down to river (I had left it at pub).