Albert Road Trip
Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Mon 10 Nov 2014 23:17
Another Road Trip to the Rabbit Trap Hotel, Albert
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.
The scenery is as endless as the scorching heat.
Ooo, a lake at Warren. Population two thousand two hundred at an elevation of just under two hundred metres.
I did like the big machines for sale in this lot.
The land of big trucks and trailers.
Major grain store.
Brought in by truck to be assessed.
Tested for quality by a man and his gadget before........
.......... the graded grains are loaded into the silos.
Road signs to break the vista.
A bit of excitement as we have to slow for road works.
We enter Albert and see a potential ‘One Careful Owner’.
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.
We read the signs and it was time to load back into the car.
Happy to see more big girls on the way out of town.
Something pretty. Just when you give up hope there is a tiny oasis of colour.
Even a bit of green.
Even in the middle of the day most small towns look deserted.
So much is for sale.
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.
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