1st June, 2016
We had a peaceful stay at Calliope River Southside with a few more vehicles arriving in the afternoon but certainly it could not be said to be crowded. As always, Erich was out for his early morning walk and took a few photos, as is his habit.
The Calliope River.
Just before sunrise.
A couple of the buildings at the Calliope Historical Village.
We had a rainy drive from Calliope to Bluff so decided to stop at lunch time. The Bluff Hotel offers free camping on its grounds at the rear. Donation requested for showers. Not much architectural significance here but we enjoyed a lovely homemade lunch and a quiet night’s camping. Graeme, the publican, was a wealth of information.
Bluff is the main hub for the railways to and from the coal mines. Loading up there and transporting to Rockhampton on the coast. The railway line ran close to the road for most of our drive from Calliope and we passed many coal trains travelling in both directions.
Our parking spot at the back of the pub.
We were on the road the next morning by 7.40 a.m., planning a long day (for us) to Longreach.