4th – 7th June 2015
Lesley blogging again
Our campsite at Jupiter Well was back among the she-oaks, leaving the centre area free for other travelers to easily access the well pump and turn around area.
This photo was taken by Kay and kindly given to us as we neglected to get a shot of the actual well and pump.
As always, we enjoy cooking our dinner on the campfire and a three night stay certainly made the effort worthwhile. This is a rather good advertisement for RV Homebase where we live on the Fraser Coast in Queensland.
The first night we had lamb shanks in red wine cooked in the camp oven.
Then potatoes baked in foil among the embers, topped with a tuna mornay sauce.
And on the last night, we had pork cutlets cooked on the grill over the fire. No photo but they were delicious!
On our second day, we decided to walk to the site of the original well just a few hundred metres from our campsite. There is little left to be seen except for a large depression in the ground. We came across the remains of a camel skeleton and some recent footprints. We had been told in Papunya that camels were in plague proportions in the area we were travelling but we only ever saw one live camel, and that was running down the road in front of Kay & Bruce´s van.
The next day Erich discovered this marker a few hundred metres in a different direction.
We had a great stay at Jupiter Well with only a few other travellers camping with us over the three days. On our second day, a 4WD Mitsubishi motorhome named Hugo and painted a very distinctive green, pulled in to camp. In conversation with the owners Robyn and Charlie, a very entertaining couple, we discovered they know two other couples who live at RVHB, Liz and Bruce and Di and Peter. It is indeed a small world.
Following are some of Erich’s impressions of Jupiter Well.
Galahs in a she-oak.
The sunlight on the Spinifex was stunning
The breeze rustling the she-oak leaves was wonderful.