It’s a long way to the top, Day 75 – Chillin’ in Charleville

Day 75 Tuesday Aug 19th 2014 Charleville It was a cool night but so good for sleeping. We have a lazy morning touring the town except for Double or Nuthin’ who goes off to tour the old US Air Force Base. It turns into a perfect day for a quiet lunch in the sun. We notice that the car’s front sensor has come adrift so it gets clipped to the nudge bar to be re seated when we get home.  Shirley Temple and I book a night tour of the heavens at the Cosmos Centre but heaven forbid, it turns … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 75 – Chillin’ in Charleville

It’s a long way to the top, Day 74 – Getting excited about wool scouring

Day 74 Monday Aug 18th 2014 Blackall to Charleville Mist rises off the Barcoo in the early morning and I can barely contain my excitement about being here. A visit to the Blackall Wool Scour which is Australia’s last steam … Continue reading It’s a long way to the top, Day 74 – Getting excited about wool scouring

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