Distance: 267 km
After a fairly hot day the temperature got down to the mid teens during the night I woke up cold and had to get under my summer doona.
Woke at about 7am just as the the sun was rising, Put on a cardigan which was adequate while I had a breakfast of cereal and coffee followed by a hot shower.
No rush to leave so I went for a walk along the banks of a very dry creek, then into town again followed by a look at “Captains Walk” – Don Bradman was born in Cootamundra.
On the road again
Set off after 9am for a fairly leisurely drive to Jerilderie. The land is very dry and desperately needs rain.
Didn’t stop in Junee as it was not that long ago that I last visited the town nor did I stop at Lockhart for the same reason however I did go into Unara where I had intended to have a coffee but it seemed to be a struggling town with only a grocery store, a pub, a garage and a land agent open. That might not be true, just my observation.
Arrived in Jerilderie about 1pm where I immediately booked into the Caravan Park and set up.
It was still not 2pm when I found the local Tourist Information Office and obtained self guided walks around local beauty spots and following the adventures of Ned Kelly when he raided the town in 1879. After a coffee and a snack at the local bakery I set off to see the sights of Jerilderie.
I had originally intended to spend a couple of nights here but I think that by 5pm I had exhausted the tourist delights of the town. A very nice little Australian country town which has made the most of Ned Kelly’s raid and sign posted it well.