We've found Hay quite delightful. A small town with population of around 3500. A club with good food, well kept homes and a council very proud of their heritage. All the historical buildings have plaques on them explaining the history. The bush walks, parks, the Murrumbidgee, sunsets and the open plains, all add a degree of charm. The people are happy and friendly, so too are their dogs. So an enjoyable week was had by all.
Been on the road since 10.11.2010. We still call Newcastle (NSW) home as that's where most of our family and friends are. In reality home is our Opalite caravan 24ft, and our Ford Ranger (hence the name Lonie Rangers). Our car is the Silver Bullet from the Lone Ranger, put this together with Dave's surname being Lonie, and there our title was created.
I'd say we travel at a snails pace, there is no rush, we have the rest of our lives. However, going slow allows us to experience each place and move when we're ready for the next adventure.
We do a fair bit of independent camping in the bus... full info
DrenchedFun in the sun didn't last. We did have two days of rain. The first down pour was while I was out walking.
A FlatYes our first flat in nearly two and a half years.
WildlifeOur resident Goanna. Our resident possum, liked to wee on our clean caravan roof and awning. Arrh!
Post OfficeThe town is full of nicely restored historical buildings. This Post Office was built in 1882.
Witcombe Memorial FountainIn 1883 the Mayor, John Witcombe gave this cast iron water fountain, made in Glasgow to the people of Hay.
Today it is connected to filtered water, which is a nice bonus.
Dunera MuseumThis is the old railway station built in 1882. This helped transport the wool. It is now a museum for the 3 Internment Camps that were in Hay. During WW2 , 6200 German, Italian and Japanese enemy aliens were housed here.
Dunera Boys CurrencyThe prisoners were secretly sent to Australia from England on the ship Dunera. We actually met a bloke who was 5 years old when they arrived. The town was not impressed.
Hay WeirA drive out to see why we have such a full river, the other side dropped dramatically.
Rule BreakerRules are meant to be broken. All in the name of photography.