Breakdown Blues – Day 106 – Fit for a King

Day 106 Sunday 18/9/2022 Marulan to Woomargama, icy wind 8 – 14

We have a warm toasty night with two doonas on the bed.

The van quickly warms when we fire up the diesel heater though the outside ambient temperature is only 1˚.

We fuel up at Yass and decide to go further if we can. We push on through strong winds and undulating hills. The creeks and rivers are swollen and paddocks are soggy from months of wet weather. There are lambs and canola.

We grab a quick break and lunch at Macca’s Gundagai and press on. We’ve been passed by a number of Collingwood supporters with scarves flying, heading home after the match in Sydney.

We pull into Woomargama for the night. There’s a neat bitumen parking area with toilets beside a park which is sodden. Down the road, there’s a good-looking and busy pub and that’s all there is there isn’t anymore. Yet, this is where Prince Charles, Princess Diana, and baby Prince William were based, on the sheep property Woomargama Station, during their tour in 1983*.

The rain falls in intervals. A van comes in and they tell us that they’ve been unable to get into any parks in Albury and the caravan park at Holbrook is underwater. We’re thankful for stopping here and we’ve had a restful afternoon. Dinner is a sausage tray bake with the sole aim of emptying the fridge.

*Note: This link provides a fascinating insight into Woomargama Station and that Royal Visit in 1983 and is a delight to read.

Accom: $0 (toilets, pub nearby)

Fuel: $100.57 (206.9 c/l)

Towing Kms: 339kms

Woomargama, NSW nearly home (Map Source: WikiCamps)

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