Yesterday we went for a drive to the Burraga Sheep Show. Burraga is about 70kms south of Bathurst and is one of those places you normally have no need to visit, as in not on the way to anywhere and there is next to nothing there. The road was only sealed a few years ago, but it has made the village much more accessible and the road has become quite a popular motorcycling destination, as it makes a good loop back to Oberon.
The sheep show is also the village show with pavilion events and displays.
The Bathurst Spinners and Weavers were there, including my Dad with his spinning wheel.
Of course, we had to check out the sheep.
Lunch was in the typical small village park, complete with war memorial and playground.
There are a few interesting old buildings too.
As the weather was rather lovely and springlike, we then ventured to Burraga Dam. This was build in 1910 to service the mine, which was the reason for the village’s existence. When we last visited, a few years ago now, it was a real goat track to get in. This time the track was excellent.
We went out onto the wall to have a look. Apparently there was a trout hatchery here in the 1950s.
We were in no hurry to be anywhere, so just had a lovely wander around. Most of the time we were the only ones there. Mick remembers coming here for picnics as a kid, as he grew up just down the road.
We hope to go camping out here one weekend, even though it is only about an hour from home.
It is just so lovely and peaceful.
It was nice just sitting and watching the view while having our thermos of tea and home made brownie we had bought earlier.
It was a rather pleasant way to spend the day. I hope we have the chance to go out there again soon.