Monthly Archives: September 2013

To Nanango

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To Roma

Waking up to an overcast morning in Tambo, Lesley checked out the weather over the internet. Showers were forecast. As the road we planned to take was meant to be open for 4WD vehicles only, we didn’t want to risk … Continue reading

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To Tambo

From Ilfracombe we travelled via Barcaldine, Blackall to Tambo. Months ago, on our way to Alice, we were travelling through this area and it was very wet. In fact we had to wait in Blackall for the black soil to … Continue reading

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Longreach – Ilfracombe

We left our camp site in the Bladensburg National Park around 8:00am. We don’t normally leave this early, in part to avoid the most active time of kangaroos. Kangaroos where everywhere in the park and I was driving very aware … Continue reading

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Dinosaurs Stampede – Lake Quarry Conservation Park

While we were in the Bladensburg National Park we went for a drive to the Lake Quarry Conservation Park to check out the Dinosaurs Stampede. We left the Kedron Caravan behind and drove out just in the LandCruiser. This is … Continue reading

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Winton – Bladensburg National Park

It was a fairly long drive into Winton along very dry countryside. But it was an interesting ride passing these mesas along much of the way. (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) (Lesley’s photo) We had been to Winton on the way … Continue reading

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Hamilton Hotel Rest Area

From Eyre Creek we headed further north to Boulia where we refuelled ourselves and the LandCruiser. We changed direction, now heading east in the direction of Longreach. We stopped at the Hamilton Hotel Rest Area, not exactly in the shade … Continue reading

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To Eyre Creek

In the morning we said our goodbyes and headed off fairly early. From Birdsville we headed north towards Boulia. We stopped for the night alongside Eyre Creek, a beautiful spot in the midst of barren countryside. The birds love this … Continue reading

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On the Birdsville Track

The Birdsville Track starts just north of Marree. (Lesley’s Photo) We saw the track from the air between Marree and Lake Eyre two years ago. From the air it looked like a well maintained road with cars travelling at high … Continue reading

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Marree

From Andamooka we backtracked through Roxby Downs, emptied the cassette and proceeded along the Borefields Road. I can’t say it was an exciting road to travel along. To put it more bluntly – boring scenery, not much change. Eventually the … Continue reading

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