Gundagai to Dubbo via Henry Lawson Way

First some pictures from Gundagai town – taken last night:

Historic buildings in the town center, Gundagai
Historic buildings in the town center, Gundagai
Historic buildings in the town center, Gundagai
Historic buildings in the town center, Gundagai
Historic buildings in the town center, Gundagai
Historic buildings in the town center, Gundagai

After checking out, we headed to the lookout just north of town:

Gundagai seen from the lookout
Gundagai seen from the lookout
Gundagai seen from the lookout
Gundagai seen from the lookout
Gundagai seen from the lookout
Gundagai seen from the lookout
Gundagai seen from the lookout
Gundagai seen from the lookout

then on to the Dog on the Tuckerbox – nice little place with some old equipment helping to tell the story of the dog:

Views at Dog on the Tuckerbox, outside Gundagai
Views at Dog on the Tuckerbox, outside Gundagai
Views at Dog on the Tuckerbox, outside Gundagai
Views at Dog on the Tuckerbox, outside Gundagai
Views at Dog on the Tuckerbox, outside Gundagai
Views at Dog on the Tuckerbox, outside Gundagai

The we headed towards Parkes. We stopped near Wombat to buy some cherry wine and limoncello at the Grog Shed. Then into town for some morning tea in Young. We’d planned to have it at the distillery and cafe north of town, but it was closed – the food part – seems to be happening a lot in the tourist industry! So we drove back into town and found a place that had reasonably priced and absolutely delicious salads. The coffee wasn’t too bad either.

Then we headed onwards towards Forbes – via the Henry Lawson Way. There was some beautiful patchwork landscape to be seen:

Along the road from Gundagai
Along the road from Gundagai

This meant a stop in Grenfell for Henry Lawson’s birthplace and the town he lived in for some of his life. Some nice old buildings here. He was born in a tent(!) so there was only a plaque commemorating the place.

Henry Lawson's birthplace, Grenfell
Henry Lawson’s birthplace, Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell
Historic town centre of Grenfell

As we drove, we saw some whirlygigs on the fields beside the road. By the time we stopped and got the camera out, it was no longer as impressive, but still…

Whirlygigs between Grenfell and Forbes
Whirlygigs between Grenfell and Forbes

Next, we stopped just outside Forbes to photograph an old bridge:

Bridge at Forbes
Bridge at Forbes
Bridge at Forbes
Bridge at Forbes

And then the highlight of the day: the Dish! The radio-telescope at Parkes that was used during the Moon Landing in 1969, and of course the location for the movie of the event: The Dish. Good movie, that…

The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)

They had some funny mirrors – probably for the kids, but still:

The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)
The Dish (Radio telescope at Parkes)

Then we drove to Dubbo, where we’re staying in anticipation of the zoo tomorrow!

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