Albert Road Trip

Beez Neez
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 10 Nov 2014 23:17
Another Road Trip to the Rabbit Trap Hotel, Albert
 
 
 
 
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The colonel said we were off on a road trip taking in the centre of New South Wales and lunch at the Rabbit Trap in Albert. Loaded in the back of the car both Bear and I are now seriously missing being near the sea.
 
 
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The scenery is as endless as the scorching heat.
 
 
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Ooo, a lake at Warren. Population two thousand two hundred at an elevation of just under two hundred metres.
 
 
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A church.
 
 
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I did like the big machines for sale in this lot.
 
 
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Storage units.
 
 
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The land of big trucks and trailers.
 
 
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Major grain store.
 
 
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Brought in by truck to be assessed.
 
 
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Tested for quality by a man and his gadget before........
 
 
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.......... the graded grains are loaded into the silos.
 
 
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More road.
 
 
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Road signs to break the vista.
 
 
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A bit of excitement as we have to slow for road works.
 
 
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We enter Albert and see a potential ‘One Careful Owner’.
 
 
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Beer advert.
 
 
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The Rabbit Trap Hotel.
 
The Hotel was established around 1929. Population of Albert within a five mile circle would be around thirty – seven in the actual ‘town’ itself. We sat and had a snack and a cold drink and that was that, we had done the Rabbit Trap.
 
 
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We read the signs and it was time to load back into the car.
 
 
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Happy to see more big girls on the way out of town.
 
 
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More road.
 
 
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Something pretty. Just when you give up hope there is a tiny oasis of colour.
 
 
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Even a bit of green.
 
 
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Even in the middle of the day most small towns look deserted.
 
 
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So much is for sale.
 
 
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Boarded up. These dead towns have policies offering housing for a dollar providing the new owner promises to stay in the area for ten years.
 
 
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Back out into the countryside once more.
 
 
 
 
 
ALL IN ALL BARREN COMES TO MIND
                     GLAD TO SEE IT BUT WOULDN’T WANT TO LIVE HERE