Raid Day 26, Wednesday 23rd September

Raid Day 26, Wednesday 23rd September

The dawn was heralded by strange animal noises, Don Logan has a private zoo on his property, after breakfast we went to look at the zoo and see the various animals being fed. From Springfield Station you can see the western side of the Great Dividing Range, and Don said the coast was only 150 km away as the crow flies. After breaking camp and packing the car we left for Chillagoe about 8.30.
Today was to be a short run of about 160 km over good dirt roads, where have I heard that before, Don had given Lance instructions on which road to take at the various "T" and "Y" junctions on the way, the road signs were a bit misleading and Paul and I managed to get lost out the back of a property near Bullock Creek.
We lost over 2 hours getting back to the right road, and finally arrived in Chillagoe about 2PM, here we added 21 litres to the Dyane and had a hamburger and a cool drink for lunch, next we set up camp at the van park and went to look at the renowned caves, we missed the last tour of the day, so we went to look at the old smelter and mining museum, these were very interesting and filled in the rest of the afternoon.
After dark we joined about 20 Raiders for dinner at the Chillagoe hotel, this was followed by a singalong in the bar, we gave it away about 10PM and walked back to camp for an early night as we had a cave tour booked for 8AM.

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