It's about 145km to Walcha on Thunderbolt's Way; TomTom & google think it will take about 1:45. I'll be there around sunset at best, but probably after. Not something I would normally do on roads like this, in weather like this, but you do what you do - I had a room booked.
The clouds are heavy, the rain is threatening, the sun is sinking slowly to the northwest, the road is great (smooth, flowing, great visibility, wide), the road is not great (narrow, collections of mostly filled potholes, blind turns), a Dodge Ram (rare over here) taking liberties with the centreline (not rare), across creeks, through farmland, past thick forest...
There was almost nowhere to stop and admire the view, but only almost...
4:06pmfrom that waygoing that way
40 minutes laterfrom that wayrolling through the rolling hills
And into Walcha.
Glad for a motel room tonight.
And a nice walk to the pub for a feed, not that I need much after that huge late lunch.uptown Walcha on a Sunday nightthe Commercial Hotelyumm!
The Commercial is a great place - very friendly owners & chef, plus great food and atmosphere. And it was warm with a couple of fires.