June 2022

Most dirt roads now passable, Carinda Races and more

Good morning all,

Word has it the Louth Field Day was a resounding success, well done Louth and all who supported it.

Now it seems the rain has let up for a while, so most dirt roads are now passable, still check but particularly the Darling River Run should be possible one side or the other and take it in you may never see it like this again.

And speaking of the Darling river, yes the river is high and the odd creek is backed out a bit but it certainly is not a flood. No main roads are cut so take advantage of the spectacular green countryside and it’s even going to get better.

All those Farm stays down from Bourke and the National Parks are worth a look. We will get another flood one day but this is just a high river..

Ran into a lady from the Wentworth VIC in the Hill the other day, great bunch of ladies down there. Lots to do down there too.

Now the Carinda Races are on the 16th. July if you’re in the area and don’t forget the famous Louth Races, they’re on the 6th. August, but there’s happenings there for the whole week before. Almost need to have your mail redirected!

Soon after that of course is the 2nd. Mundi Mundi Bash near Silverton on the 18-20th.August, Peter and Patsie will look after you at Silverton if they have recovered from the last one.

But honestly just trip around our great outback, it’s looking wonderful at the moment. Drop in to each town, say G’day and be looked after.

Louth Field Day, check unsealed roads, and more

Good morning everyone,

Yes, I know I’m a day late! I think I was a 10 month baby, still haven’t caught up!

Anyway, things seem to have quietened down since the “Easter Rush”. We had happenings on everywhere over Easter and May, and the coming long weekend seems a bit quiet.

However if you can make your way up to Louth next weekend you won’t be disappointed. The Louth Field day is back on again and they really know how to entertain you, next Saturday is the day.

Now, as you know the continuous wet weather is playing havock with our unsealed roads. I notice the Central Darling road report tonight shows the west Wilcannia – Menindee road open, but very few other dirt roads available. Please ring the relevant Shire you are in for road conditions before you head onto a dirt road. It’s not just your safety it’s the people who have to come and retrieve you and the damage to the road that has to be repaired.

Enough of that, if you are within a stones throw of Wentworth, ask the girls at the VIC about the “Wentworth Sport Aircraft Flyin” this month, they’ll get you organised, and show you heaps of other things to see.

Then of course you’re not far from Balranald, and they have “The Biggest Morning Tea” on there on the 16th. and why not hang around a couple of days and treat yourself to a night at “The Roo Ball” on the 18th. Ask the girls at the VIC in Balranald and they will look after you. Night out, why not??