Smiley was a popular movie in the mid 1950's, It was based on a little boy from Augathella and now there's even a commemoration once a year when fans get together in town. There wasn't much open today, being Sunday.
Murals have been painted to reflect the way of life in this service town. We topped up our fuel and bought an ice cream to help cool us down as we continued north west.
There's been a wind blowing most of the day and the temperature has been hovering between 29 - 31C reminding us of a good Canterbury nor west day.
Traffic has been mainly Travellers like us and Road Trains.
Mr S and I shared the driving to Tambo which was a bit of a battle with the wind gusts and passing these big rigs.
We pulled over for lunch about halfway, (sandwiches with Charleville Bakery bread). Before we hit the road again, I went to the Lou. Opened the cassette and she blew, wow did she blow. I didn't realise so much liquid could go so far. (I hope you're not having tea as you read this). What a mess to clean before making tracks, after a change of clothes.
Mr S had emptied before we took off and with the hot weather pressure had obviously built up. Yet another learning curve.
Im pretty sure happy hour is going to taste good tonight.
Last night our camp was at the Bushcamp just outside of Charleville. It looks like someone snuck off with the walls to the toilet during the night.
We've arrived safely in Tambo (the GPS setting wasn't quite right but at least we used it.). After it's cooled down a bit we'll do some exploring.
To all you Dads, a very happy Fathers Day.
Two Kiwi's who have retired early to travel the world. Share our journey with us.