It's happening again. We're off travelling. This time it's an Aussie road trip, with very little planned and absolutely nothing booked. Just us, the open road and a brand new 4x4. Oh the freedom!
We did all our packing last night and this morning, and set off from home at 9:00am, heading in a general south-westerly direction.
Now, I better be up front and tell you that this trip includes birds. Lots and lots of them hopefully.
Our first stop was at the intersection of the Mid-Western and Newell Highways where we spotted a couple of Brown Falcons posing quite nicely, so we felt obliged to photograph them. A little further along we stopped at The Wetlands at West Wyalong for a quick look. The standouts were a pair of Mallee Ringneck parrots and a darter.
Continuing west we were now on roads neither of us have ever travelled. We stopped at Rankins Springs for lunch and then drove across the Hay plains, to Hay itself.
Obviously, the plains are flat and vast. They are covered in saltbush, cotton crops and emus. We also saw a few Wedge-tailed Eagles and Red Kangaroos.
From Hay we made it another 130 kilometres, admiring the changing colour of the sky as the sun set, to Balranald where we booked into a motel for the night. A quick stroll along the main street and burgers for dinner. As for tomorrow, who knows?