Days 4 & 5 – Camooweal
Our run from Fullerton River to Cloncurry was eventless, if we ignore the close quarters with overhanging trees as we left the campsite. I won’t go into details here but suffice to say it took a bit of back and forth to extricate ourselves without damage to the van.
The drive from Cloncurry to Mt Isa is quite picturesque, being rather winding and hilly but there are many overtaking lanes so we did not feel pressured by any accumulation of traffic behind us. We spent some days in Mt Isa back in 2013 so had no need to linger. A quick refuel and we were on our way again. The road from Mt Isa to Camooweal is really good and there was not much traffic in our direction, or if there was, they were much slower than us. We did pass about 50 RVs heading east though and 5 kms east of Camooweal there was an RBT set up but they were not interested in us so we motored on.
An interesting breakaway along the road.
The billabong was fairly busy but there were a few spots that we could have fitted into. This time there was quite a lot more water than our previous visit. Lots of lovely waterlilies too.
So we chose our spot and set up camp. As it was such a lovely spot we decided to spend two nights (the maximum allowed) and do some washing.
Erich wandered in to town early in the morning to take a few photos
As always, we are on the lookout for birds. Not that we are expert at identification but it is fun to photograph them.
These have been identified by experts as black kites.
We did not get an ID on this bird but I believe it to be a Jacky Winter.
And so, early on June 6th we refuelled in town and continued west on the short drive to the Northern Territory border.