6 April

Very keen to head to Booloigal, and planned to go via Hay on the sealed roads. Got as far as Merriwagga (50km), and decided to turn around and go back. I was leaving the river- not what I had planned. Also had met Mark in the bakery, and he offered I could camp over at his place, where he is managing a small orange orchard.

So, back to Hillston (population approx 1000?). –where I now also featured on the front page of local paper, story about my Expedition.

Mark is an interesting fellow,- son of a shearer, grew up all around the place. Living now for 3 years in Hillston. Loves it.