Sunday 14th July 2019 marked our day of departure for our Australian adventure. Loaded up (bikes and all) we headed out of wet and drizzly Melbourne to the Mallee town of Culgoa.
Our first night’s accomodation was a free camp in the grounds of the Kaneira Hotel As we pulled into Culgoa we were greeted by the local police officer, Annie. She very helpfully opened the gate to the pub’s grounds and proceeded to welcome us to the town.
After a brief setup we made our way to the pub’s dining area where we had some good ole’ fashion pub tucker: (a burger, parma, bowl of chips and a pizza). The kids also took up the invitation from our hosts Leigh and Marty to use the TV in the dining room as this would probably be the last time they would get to watch anything on a large screen!
The next morning the kids were very excited to meet the resident goat (named Gary), a couple of sheep, a pony (Tobias thought it was a unicorn!) a rooster called Reggie and a brood of chickens.