Monday, 27th to Friday, 31st of May 2013
We are staying at the Ilfracombe Van Park, CAW6 QLD #354, in preference to staying in Longreach as we didn’t like the Lonreach Waterhole when we last visited Longreach. We prefer smaller caravan parks to the larger ones as you find them in Longreach. In addition, the park has a good reputation and the happy hour has been favourably mentioned.
The tap fittings that I needed to replace for the outside tap were not easily found. The fittings I bought in Blackall were not suitable and I got a different set in Longreach, only to find they were leaking when under pressure. A second trip to the hardware store resulted in a liquid sealer instead of the plumbing tape that I had used. Fortunately this fixed the problem.
We had more misfortune when the mount for the fridge door broke. We had it replaced in November, so we are not very happy with that. We ordered a replacement mount and are now anxiously waiting for it’s arrival. We can’t travel without the fridge doors properly secured and are stuck here until we can repair it. Hopefully we can still make it for the departure of the tag-a-long in Winton on Saturday, although that looks less likely now.
The house was occupied by the family and one of the sons lived in it till his death in 1991. It has been acquired by the shire and left as it was when Bernie died.
In the above photo on the very left, you can see the top of a sceptic tank which the council required for the house. Bernie complied indeed, but never connected the bathroom toilet nor the bath to it. Neither were ever used.
If you are interested in the recent history, http://www.ilfracombe.com.au/Langenbaker-House.html provides much more about The Langenbaker Family and this house.
To be continued in a second post.