It’s a long way to the top, Day 71 – Rain, glorious rain

Day 71 Friday Aug 15th 2014 Longreach We all bundle into the car and visit The Stockman’s Hall of Fame. It is an exceptional museum and an insight into the life of people on the land. It covers so many aspects of Australia’s history and it takes us half a day to see it all. It has rained steadily since last night. The red dust has turned to slippery, sticky mud. I can now see how the unmade roads around here quickly become impassable. Just turning around at the end of a residential street we churn up ruts in deep … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 71 – Rain, glorious rain

It’s a long way to the top, Day 68 – The Machinery Mile

Day 68 Tuesday Aug 12th 2014 Ilfracombe It is cool and quite windy. It blew all night long and the TV reception was pixelated and impossible, but we’re not here for the TV. Although some folks are, and we’ve seen people pack up and leave because they can’t get any tellie! The Ilfracombe Historical Society has garnered tractors, trucks and heavy machinery from properties all over the district. Each one has been painted up in the original colours with a plaque telling of its history. This, in an unusual way gives the history of the area from a farming perspective. … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 68 – The Machinery Mile

It’s a long way to the top, Day 64 – Waltzing with Matilda in our hearts

Day 64 Friday Aug 8th 2014 Kynuna to Winton Our peaceful night was punctuated by the increasing then fading roar of road trains as they thundered through the night. By 6:30am the roadhouse is open for business again and trading … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 64 – Waltzing with Matilda in our hearts