Travelling home

Meg and I found each other a few months ago and she is a real treasure, someone that I feel a real connection with. Today she has posted about her journey home from her daughter’s in Queensland to new South Wales – around a thousand kilometres, and a ‘wonderful woggly journey’. She passes through places with names both familiar, Clyde, Glen Innes and Yeoval, and really funny like Toogong, Wee Waa and Cumboogle! If you’ve ever wondered about the real Australia, away from the big cities and famous beaches, come along on the drive. Meg’s photos of the landscape are beautiful, but her words on their own bring the places to life. Enjoy a lovely read. Meg, I’m touched that you thought of posting this for me, thank you, thank you dear lady.

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For you Gilly at https://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/

I hope you enjoy being our companion as we head home after solstice celebrating.

 

I’ve been away from home for nearly a month now. It’s time to head south again, on one of those wonderful woggly journeys that use backroads for maximum pleasure and that evolve as we go, sitting at intersections, reading the map and debating the next part of our route.

We leave Stanthorpe, still needing frenzied windscreen wipers. Ultimately our journey passes through Tenterfield, Glen Innes, Inverell, Bingara, Narrabri, Wee Waa, Pilliga, Coonamble, Gilgandra, Gulargambone, Dubbo, Yeoval, Cumnock, Molong, Cudal, Canowindra, Cowra, Boorowa, Yass, Murrumbateman, and Bungendore, before we head down Clyde Mountain to the coast. Other place names include Gum Flat, Staggy Creek, Sandy Creek, Gilgooma Rd, Eumungerie Rd, Cumboogle, Eurimbla Rd, Gumble, Shingle Ridge Creek, Woolpack Creek, Toogong, Moss Hollow Creek, Frisby Lane, Fox’s Elbow Rd. I couldn’t resist…

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5 thoughts on “Travelling home

  1. Australian names are something rather special…I do miss them somewhat. But here we have places like ‘Whakapapa, Whakatane, Whakamaramara’…now the trick to names like this is that the ‘WH’ at the beginning of such names is pronounced ‘F’. My kids had sooooo much fun with place names when they were old enough to understand the significance…and know there was very little Mum & Dad could say really.

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