Tag Archives: Birds

Ormiston Gorge

1st June 2015 We went for a short drive back to Ormiston Gorge. We had a bit of a look around, used their facilities and to our surprise Kay and Bruce arrived and parked very close to us. They were … Continue reading

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Burra Creek Gorge – day of arrival

From Hogwash Bend it was a quick trip to Burra Creek Gorge. It involved crossing the river Murray with a ferry. This is a convenient service that is completely free of charge for the users. The ferry runs along cables … Continue reading

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Lock 9 – part 2

I spent a lot of time walking around the area taking photos of birds. The rest of the time we just sat around, surfing the internet or doing nothing at all. My kind of a stay. We were able to … Continue reading

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To Lock 9

We received a phone call that our inverter had arrived in Mildura – time to venture into the big City to attempt to locate the shop. We travelled along country roads, some of them just one lane sealed, but also … Continue reading

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Nyah

Continuing on our drive towards South Australia we stayed a night in Nyah. This is familiar territory, we stayed here in 2012 with a group of people. Camping on the Nyah Recreation Reserve is free and it adjoins the Murray River. … Continue reading

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Tocumwal Town Beach

From Chiltern we travelled along country roads to Tocumwal. We knew friends of ours that we met at Standown Park last year were staying there so we joined them for a couple of days. Town Beach is a $5/Night/Person campsite … Continue reading

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Chiltern Caravanersforum UWE – Birds

Of course the UWE is not full time. We get the chance to do our own thing. So I go for my walks and enjoy the scenery. Chiltern is meant to be a birders paradise. While we are not birders … Continue reading

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Gum Bend Lake

Gum Bend Lake is another free campsite that is quite popular. The lake is artificial and is used for skiing as well as other recreational activities. On the first morning I walked around the lake. This photo is looking from … 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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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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To Malcolm Dam, at Malcolm Dam

Wednesday, 19th to Friday 21st of June, 2013 We decided to pump up the tyres as we knew we would be on bitumen for most of the day’s drive. Despite the higher pressure, the drive on the dirt roads was … Continue reading

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Lake Keepit

Friday 3rd to Monday, 6th May 2013 It was a short drive from Tamworth to Lake Keepit. Lake Keepit [CAW6 NSW #328] is in beautiful unspoilt area. It is a State Park and is well looked after. We decided on … Continue reading

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Dumaresq Dam

The night from Tuesday to Wednesday was again very windy. When we woke up there was beautiful sunshine. We discovered that the wind gusts over night had ripped the awning out of its track and there was now quite a … Continue reading

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Lake Manchester

I had read about the bird life at Lake Manchester and made it my first outing after my retirement. Although it appeared to be a straightforward run, I decided to use the GPS to guide me to the lake. I … Continue reading

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Morven

Should you ever be in the area, don’t miss the Morven Historical Museum. This is by far the best small town museum I have seen that I can remember. What caught our eyes at first was this Kerosene Tin clad … Continue reading

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Lake Houdraman, near Quilpie

An other beautiful spot in Western Queensland. As Lesley put it on her facebook page when asked whether we were alone: A couple of vans and a tent but all a good distance away. More cattle and birds than anything … Continue reading

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Lake Houdraman – more

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Lake Houdraman – more 2

Some sad news in Quilpie, just before we arrived. From the ABC website: ‘Defence personnel have marched through the south-west Queensland town of Quilpie to honour a fallen colleague. A hometown memorial service has been held for 40-year-old Lance-Corporal ‘Rick’ … Continue reading

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Coopers Creek

From Windorah we followed the Diamentina Development Road for a short distance until we crossed Coopers Creek on a long and narrow bridge. I concentrated on keeping the rig going straight across the bridge – Lesley concentrated on possible camping … Continue reading

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Barcaldine – Lloyd Jones Weir

Heading towards Lloyd Jones Weir the GPS lead us astray once more. Ended up on a dirt road that appeared to head off in the wrong direction. We turned around when we came to an area that gave us enough … Continue reading

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