Monthly Archives: May 2013

Ilfracombe, Longreach – Part 2

On our trips into Longreach we noticed this fence. Every post along the fence has been catching tumble weed, creating these incredible patterns. With a bit of wind behind them, these weeds tumble along the ground until they are stopped … Continue reading

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Ilfracombe, Longreach

Monday, 27th to Friday, 31st of May 2013 The trip to Ilfracombe from Isisford was along good roads. The sky was probably the most interesting part of the journey. The clouds created interesting patterns in the sky. (Lesley’s Photo) We … Continue reading

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Another day at Isisford

Sunday, 26th May 2013 Our third day here. This is really a nice place. Lesley did the washing first thing in the morning. I wrestled with plumbing to the outside tap – unsuccessfully. I also screwed the lids onto the … Continue reading

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Isisford – Sheep & Wool Show

Saturday, 25th May 2013 On this Saturday the Isisford Sheep and Wool Show was on. We certainly had to check it out. One of the displays that interested me was the Wool Selection competition. Prizes in this section amounted to … Continue reading

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To Isisford

Friday, 24th May 2013 The drive to Isisford was on sealed roads. Fairly narrow and in places quite rough. Some of the cattle grids needed to be negotiated at very low speed. In these spots the road was marked by … Continue reading

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An other day in Blackall

We decided to stay for another day in Blackall, the forecast was for a fine day and that would help to dry everything out. We went up to the tourist information centre to pay for an additional day camping. The … Continue reading

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Blackall

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 The rain continued through the night. Continued in the morning. We wanted to check out a couple of sites in Blackall: The Black Stump and the Blackall Woolscour. We ventured out around 10:00am, contemplating which way … Continue reading

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Adavale to Blackall

Tuesday, 21st of May 2013 We planned to travel more than 200km to Blackall, mostly on dirt roads. Forecast was for rain in the area. We wanted to get going early so that we wouldn’t have to travel on dirt … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Adavale via Quilpie

The trip up to Quilpie from Toompine was a non-event. All bitumen, a nice and easy run. We arrived in Quilpie, the end of the Dowling Track having travelled about 860km between Burke and Quilpie, out of that around 760km … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Toompine

Sunday, 19th May 2013 We woke to another glorious day at the Cardenyabba Lagoon. I couldn’t resist getting my camera to take a few last photos before leaving Kilcowera Station. You can tell by the long shadows that this is … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – at Kilcowera Station

Friday, 17th & Saturday 18th of May 2013 Lesley did the laundry at the campsite while I was working on getting the blog up to date. Not that I could update the blog on the website – internet connection is … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Kilcowera Station

Thursday, 16th of May 2013 From our camp spot on the Paroo River in Currawinya National Park, we drove back almost to Hungerford before turning west along the Dowling Track. The road was fairly good and we made good progress. … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 3

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 Leaving Lake Kaponyee behind us, we drove back almost to the Hungerford Road and then turned towards The Granites. The ranger had mentioned to us that this is her favourite place in the Currawinya National … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 2

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 Kangaroos watching us on the way towards Lake Wyara. (Lesley’s Photo) After walking for quite some time, we arrived at a hill crest only to discover the lake to be still far away. (Lesley’s Photo) … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 1

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 We had a full day to explore the lakes, which were the main reason I wanted to visit Currawinya National Park. On the way out to Lake Numalla we met this Emu family leisurely crossing … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – To Currawinya National Park via Hungerford

Tuesday, 14th of May 2013 The Dowling Track is a dirt road linking Bourke in New South Wales with Quilpie in South Western Queensland. It is a track in name only – it is a maintained road, although it is … Continue reading

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Burke – Part 2

While at the Back o’ Bourke Information Centre we picked up a brochure ‘Bourke Mud Map Trails’. We drove out to the Fort Bourke Stockade over very rough, corrugated roads. Incredible to think the hardship these men endured to explore … Continue reading

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Bourke

Sunday, 12th, Monday 13th of May, 2013 From Walgett we travelled along the Kamilaroi Highway. By comparison a very good road and we made good progress. We had previously travelled here before. Last year it was straight after the floods … Continue reading

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To Walgett

Saturday, 11th May 2013 From Pilliga we had about 40km to Burren Junction on dirt road. But the road was in good condition allowing speeds around the 60km/h. Fron Burren Junction we were on sealed roads – very flat country, … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the scrub – addendum

If you have been reading my blog post about the sculptures in the scrub, you might have noticed that there was no photo of the sign for the fifth sculpture, the one with the mosaics. There is a good reason … Continue reading

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Pilliga Bore Bath and Wetlands Walk

Thursday, 9th, Friday 10th of May 2013 The road from the Sculptures in the scrub to Baradine was dirt as well with heavy corrugations. We left the tyre pressure low until we got to Baradine, although the last few kilometres … Continue reading

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Sculptures in the scrub

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 From the Sandstone Caves it was another 10km on the Newell Highway before turning West towards the Sculptures in the scrub in the Timallallie National Park. This free camping area is not yet in the CAW6 … Continue reading

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Sandstone Caves in Pilliga Forest

Wednesday, 8th May 2013 We wanted to stay overnight at the Sculptures in the scrub in the Timallallie National Park. But on the way we wanted to check out the Sandstone Caves walking track. This walking track is less than … Continue reading

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Two days in Gunnedah

I mentioned to Lesley that I would really like to go to Pensioners Hill in Gunnedah to see the heritage sculptures on our way through. A quick check of the distances made it clear that we could not afford the … Continue reading

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Lake Keepit

Friday 3rd to Monday, 6th May 2013 It was a short drive from Tamworth to Lake Keepit. Lake Keepit [CAW6 NSW #328] is in beautiful unspoilt area. It is a State Park and is well looked after. We decided on … Continue reading

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Tamworth

30th April to 3rd of May,2013 We are in Tamworth for 3 nights, basically because service was due and Tamworth is a good place to be without a car. Originally we were planning for 2 nights, I let Lesley explain … Continue reading

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Walcha, Apsley Falls, Apsley Gorge

Sunday 28th April, 2013 After our walk in the morning we were ready to replenish the calories spent. Having the choofer still set up from the previous night, it didn’t take us long to get the fire going again for … Continue reading

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