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Richmond and into the Blue Mountains

Wednesday 17th October Off today heading for Richmond, passing over the River Lidell near Muswellbrook. This provides a source of power for the surrounding area. There is vast mining of coal and sand in the area. Where on earth is Muswellbrook?: Well, it is a town in the Upper Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia, about 243 km north of Sydney and 127 km north-west of Newcastle. Geologically, Muswellbrook is situated in the northern parts of the Sydney basin, bordering the New England region. Ever onward and over the very old Bulga bridge and eventually a stop at the halfway house. I'd forgotten about the road houses as this is the first one we have been to on this visit. They are much more a thing on the western side where there are such great distances between places.  We are then dropped down in to the lower Hunter valley and some of the serious wine regions of the area. There is also a lot of fruit and veggies grown around here.  The scenery on the way wa