Merriwagga Old School Caravan Park

I have visited many caravan parks and I must say that the Old School Caravan park at Merriwagga New South Wales has the best reading room of any I have been in.

You can see a photo below inside the old schoolhouse which is full of fascinating historic objects and very comfortable lounge chairs. The only thing missing is a cane.

I highly recommend this park and I’m sure if you visit you’ll have an excellent time.

A Home for the Montana Caravan.


It was 12°C in the caravan when I woke up but the day ahead will be bright and sunny.

After breakfast I did little bit of work before going with Rodney down to the local Medical Centre to try and get an appointment to have a PSA test. Unfortunately the clinic was fully booked out for the day and so I’ve booked in for next Thursday.

We returned to the house and I had a good discussion with Rodney about the possibility of putting in a slab for the caravan. It will also require the fitting of a new gate and the installation of an electrical socket. Rodney recommended that all I needed was a couple of square concrete slabs to level the caravan and this was a good suggestion.

I managed to get two loads of washing done and hung out and while I was doing this I received a call from Linda Nolan updating me on the house sale. The couple who were interested came back with another offer of $520,000 with the request for the deck to be rebuilt and so on so I totally rejected it as out of hand. It looks like I will be putting in tenants again and progressively doing some improvements to the property over the next year or so.

I had some fruit for lunch and a nap afterwards but it was very hot in the caravan.

In the afternoon Rodney had to go down to the fire station to check the appliance with some team members and I watched some beautiful documentaries of David Attenborough on The Frozen Planet. The photography was absolutely sensational.

We went for a walk at 6 o’clock and the temperature was still fairly warm. It got up to 32°C during the day in the caravan.

Pearl cooked a nice roast pork and vegetables for dinner which was lovely. She was a bit tired during the day due to some antihistamine nasal spray she had taken to fix it up hete sinus issues.

I did some work online checking the AdSense code for before retiring at midnight.

Free Camping Areas Near Singleton NSW.


Slept very well and headed out after breakfast to do a day of photography for Caravan Park Photos.

My first stop was a rest area north of Singleton near the New England Highway. I then proceeded on to Jerrys Plains and photographed the Recreation Reserve. This was a nice area but the only downside was that there is a lot of traffic on the highway.

As I left Jerrys Plains heading for Warkworth I had to pull off the side of the road to allow a huge piece of mining equipment pass. It was one of the largest wide loads I’ve ever seen in my life.

I photographed the Jim Johnson Reserve at Warkworth which was again downgraded because of the traffic noise.

My next stop was to Bulga on the Putty Road where I photographed the camping area opposite the Tavern and also the Bulga Recreation Reserve which was the pick of all the sites I did today.

On my way back to Singleton I called in to Broke and photographed McNamara Park which is a large camping area with many spots and would probably be a very good place to stay.

I had a pie and hashbrowns for lunch when I returned to the caravan and a nap afterwards.

I went to Big W and purchased a set of flannelette sheets for $25 which was surprisingly good value. Later in the afternoon I called into Aldi and got 12 cartons of full cream milk.

At 4 PM I walked down to the Singleton Railway Station and stayed there until a large coal train went by. The trains pass by quite frequently and at high speed. It was a very nice enjoyable walk.

Watched an excellent documentary at night called Keeping Australia Alive which is about our marvellous health system. Did some work online and some reading before retiring at midnight.