Oscar's roadside wander was taken early along that stretch.
We were interested to see a ballast train at Goolgowi (sorry, too busy looking to take pics!) - and there were many trucks piggy-backing their trailers also. Further along, we called in to Merriwagga along for a quick glimpse of the memorial to pioneering women. The small park also had very clean toilets, so we took advantage of those - and Oscar was given another break from the cage.
It took less than half an hour to get to Hillston, where we parked beside a shady table for lunch. Vaughan was bothered by the many flies and Erin was frazzled by some sim-card issues, so it wasn't one of our more pleasant stops - even though we were watched over by many a number of corellas roosting in the trees beside us.
As you can see, Nick used our jerry-cans to give Elmer a much-appreciated drink!