Western Queensland May 2018 It’s only 70kms from Toompine into Quilpie and what a tidy town it is. Trees and flowerbeds and rusted steel cut outs of cattle down the centre of the Main Street. That may sound nice, but … Continue reading Quilpie
Queensland June 2018 On the Thomson Development Road, from Jundah to Longreach, we detour into a tiny dot of a hamlet called Stonehenge and although nothing like its namesake we are once more left bewildered. There is a population of 30 and a good RV camp for bewildered souls to stop and ponder, an Information Centre and the iconic Stonehenge Pub, damn it’s too early to pop in for a drink. Somewhere out in the scrub there’s an over the horizon radar facility that watches our coastline, I do hope that they’re not watching our peripatetic wanderings. Heading off once … Continue reading Confused by Stonehenge…again
It’s the last day of our 3 month trip and we drive into Cobram for a look around. I vow not to take any more photos as we’ve been here more times than we can count. Like so many Melburnians … Continue reading How’s my bum look?
I once told someone that the best thing about caravanning is opening your door to a new view each morning. But it’s not only the view that is different. The air smells different, grass hay, the saltiness of the ocean or even cow manure. The atmosphere feels different, warmer, cooler or humid. It’s the sound of the birds (as I write this a caccophany of Currawong song is echoing above), the animals wandering by. Even the angle of the sun warming my bum as I do the dishes. Every day is different. Continue reading Moveable Scenery
June 2018 If Gabbi Garmin acts up today we can tell her to get lost as it’s one long straight road, the Kennedy Developmental Road, from Winton to Hughenden. 214kms of yellow Mitchell grass plains, black soil, cattle and sheep. … Continue reading A homonym of a race meeting
The Royal Flying Doctor Service often uses roads as a landing strip in emergencies. Like so many outback roads the Diamantina Developmental Road in Western Queensland carries markings for this purpose. Continue reading Emergency Landing Strip
Anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time will realise that we rather enjoy our food. So, when our camp host Judy at Warrego Riverside Tourist Park in Cunnamulla, Qld requested that we use some of her … Continue reading When life gives you cumquats…
Arriving in Cunnamulla at noon we’re surprised to find a bright cheery oasis of gardens and greenery. We have burgers at The Gidgee Bean Cafe and after having seen very few vans this trip we marvel at the number passing the cafe window. Hello, we don’t even think to ring the van park and book ourselves a spot. We arrive shocked to get the last two sites. No, ‘sites’ is a misnomer. We’re sharing a driveway with a large off road truck thing and on a promise for a river view site tomorrow morning. In trying to shimmy into our … Continue reading Cunnamulla Fellas