The planned day for Knitting Nannas and Friends on Friday changed so we took advantage of free time and slept in.
We met at Santos’ Operation Centre on Yarrie Lake Road, not far out of Narrabri. Being Saturday, all was quiet so we stood outside and sang some songs. Some of the locals weren’t impressed, yelling out ‘get a f…ing job’. We wondered if they talked to their Nannas like that, but perhaps we look younger.
We drove on to Yarrie Lake, a round shallow lake thought to have been formed by a meteor strike thousands of years ago. The recent rain had filled it up as water was lapping around the trees on the banks of the lake.
After a short walk we had a picnic at one of the tables and shelters provided. It is a popular camping and water skiing area so some Nannas plan to return – more for the camping than the skiing.
We then headed south to Pilliga Pottery where many of us had stayed before, either camping or in the accommodation available. We had a delicious afternoon tea with cake and although it was cold some could not resist having a cone of their famous home-made ice cream. This is a popular tourist attraction and highly recommended for a visit or overnight stay.
We all ended the day in Coonabarabran our home for the next three nights.