So we hooked our old caravan on and hit the road.
We headed up through Coonamble and Walgett where the country becomes very flat,
My brother in law had opted to mine in the open cut fashion instead of the traditional underground
He also took an aerial photo of our campsite and surrounding countryside.
There was a work kitchen in a hut, a separate shower and toilet with water supplied from 3 X 1000 litre pods, filled by the boys from a nearby hot artesian bore.
We girls, the gang of sister's in law opted for another place of relaxation.
There is a concrete tub out in the paddock , with a plug in the bottom and an overflow and once the tap is turned on pumps a continuous flow of wonderful hot relaxing water.
As the tub overflowed it ran along and into a stock dam where cattle came and drank their fill.
We also went to town one morning , Easter is a really big weekend in Lightning Ridge, with stalls and markets, piglet races and all sorts of events spread over the weekend to entertain the many visitors that flock to town. We decided that to do it justice , we would return another time at Easter to take in all the activities on offer. We wandered a little and took the kids to the hot pools filled with naturally heated artesian water for a swim.
It is then released down the shoot,
We had a wonderful "holiday" up at Lightning Ridge and Brian is already planning for when he can go back to play in the big sandpit again.
So until we meet again,
Take care of you and yours,
Jane and Brian.