|Monday 26th Goodbye Cowra
We left Cowra with the Lachlan river still running at a mad rate. We drove through Carcoar which is called the Village that Time Forgot. It certainly is very old and unchanged in so many ways with the Anglican church which was built in 1845.
In the school of Arts there is a huge painting on the back wall of the stage and this painting was painted by one of the local residents and it was painted from a photograph. It was so life like and well worth seeing. It was here that we discovered we had a flat tyre on the caravan but luckily we were able to get it replaced at Blayney which was not too far away so we were not without a spare tyre for very long. We drove on through Bathurst, Ilford and Kandos on our way to stay the night at Rylstone. We must mention the ancient village of Sofala which has the old hotel, hospital and cottages almost untouched and with a decided side ways lean on most of the buildings, and the road in is wide enough for horse and carriage which I suppose was sufficient when it was in its heyday. It looked like it was out of a western movie and one was expecting to see the 'Bad Guy dressed in black' step out from around the corner of the hotel.
Played a game of cards tonight and although Ron G is leading ( and he won the last game ) this game is not finished so it is still open for grabs.
The wind was freezing when we stopped for the night and the temperature went down to 3 overnight so we were grateful for our heater.