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Normanton and a trip on the Gulflander

3rd August, 2015. There are a number of interesting buildings in the town of Normanton, not least of which is the well preserved Railway Station, home of the Gulflander train.   The railway line between Croydon and Normanton was started … Continue reading

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To Cecil Plains

We left RV Homebase around 10:30am – normally we are on the road a lot earlier. Our first day’s drive took us along familiar territory. Through Kilkivan, Goomeri, Kingaroy, Bell down to Cecil Plains. We had planned to stay at the … Continue reading

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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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Devils Marbles

Friday, 7th June 2013 After an early start we had a good run into Tennant Creek. A quick stop to refuel and a stop at the post office to put the failed relay in the mail for Terry to check … Continue reading

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Into Northern Territory, 41 Mile Bore

Thursday, 6th June 2013 After a departing photo in the riverbed in early morning light, we took off towards the Northern Territory. The border was not far. (Lesley’s photo) I knew there was a geocache in the area ‘Top End?’. … Continue reading

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Winton, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Camooweal

1st June 2013 to 6th June 2013 In my last post I said: “We have decided to make the trip all the same. We will travel to Alice Springs on our own.” As of today, we certainly are not going … Continue reading

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Ilfracombe, Longreach – Part 2

On our trips into Longreach we noticed this fence. Every post along the fence has been catching tumble weed, creating these incredible patterns. With a bit of wind behind them, these weeds tumble along the ground until they are stopped … Continue reading

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Ilfracombe, Longreach

Monday, 27th to Friday, 31st of May 2013 The trip to Ilfracombe from Isisford was along good roads. The sky was probably the most interesting part of the journey. The clouds created interesting patterns in the sky. (Lesley’s Photo) We … Continue reading

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Another day at Isisford

Sunday, 26th May 2013 Our third day here. This is really a nice place. Lesley did the washing first thing in the morning. I wrestled with plumbing to the outside tap – unsuccessfully. I also screwed the lids onto the … Continue reading

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Isisford – Sheep & Wool Show

Saturday, 25th May 2013 On this Saturday the Isisford Sheep and Wool Show was on. We certainly had to check it out. One of the displays that interested me was the Wool Selection competition. Prizes in this section amounted to … Continue reading

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To Isisford

Friday, 24th May 2013 The drive to Isisford was on sealed roads. Fairly narrow and in places quite rough. Some of the cattle grids needed to be negotiated at very low speed. In these spots the road was marked by … Continue reading

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An other day in Blackall

We decided to stay for another day in Blackall, the forecast was for a fine day and that would help to dry everything out. We went up to the tourist information centre to pay for an additional day camping. The … Continue reading

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Blackall

Wednesday, 22nd May 2013 The rain continued through the night. Continued in the morning. We wanted to check out a couple of sites in Blackall: The Black Stump and the Blackall Woolscour. We ventured out around 10:00am, contemplating which way … Continue reading

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Adavale to Blackall

Tuesday, 21st of May 2013 We planned to travel more than 200km to Blackall, mostly on dirt roads. Forecast was for rain in the area. We wanted to get going early so that we wouldn’t have to travel on dirt … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Adavale via Quilpie

The trip up to Quilpie from Toompine was a non-event. All bitumen, a nice and easy run. We arrived in Quilpie, the end of the Dowling Track having travelled about 860km between Burke and Quilpie, out of that around 760km … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Toompine

Sunday, 19th May 2013 We woke to another glorious day at the Cardenyabba Lagoon. I couldn’t resist getting my camera to take a few last photos before leaving Kilcowera Station. You can tell by the long shadows that this is … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – at Kilcowera Station

Friday, 17th & Saturday 18th of May 2013 Lesley did the laundry at the campsite while I was working on getting the blog up to date. Not that I could update the blog on the website – internet connection is … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – to Kilcowera Station

Thursday, 16th of May 2013 From our camp spot on the Paroo River in Currawinya National Park, we drove back almost to Hungerford before turning west along the Dowling Track. The road was fairly good and we made good progress. … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 3

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 Leaving Lake Kaponyee behind us, we drove back almost to the Hungerford Road and then turned towards The Granites. The ranger had mentioned to us that this is her favourite place in the Currawinya National … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 2

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 Kangaroos watching us on the way towards Lake Wyara. (Lesley’s Photo) After walking for quite some time, we arrived at a hill crest only to discover the lake to be still far away. (Lesley’s Photo) … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – Currawinya National Park, Lakes Numalla, Wyara and Kaponyee, The Granites – Part 1

Wednesday, 15th of May 2013 We had a full day to explore the lakes, which were the main reason I wanted to visit Currawinya National Park. On the way out to Lake Numalla we met this Emu family leisurely crossing … Continue reading

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Along the Dowling Track – To Currawinya National Park via Hungerford

Tuesday, 14th of May 2013 The Dowling Track is a dirt road linking Bourke in New South Wales with Quilpie in South Western Queensland. It is a track in name only – it is a maintained road, although it is … Continue reading

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Friday

Managed to get away before 11am. Hooking up was relatively easy, although I did some things in the wrong order and had to back track. The drive up to Cunningham’s Gap was smooth going. Probably shouldn’t have overtaken that truck … Continue reading

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Last Minute Preparations

Pumping up the tyres of the Caravan. Still a bit of rain around, making it difficult to get everything into the caravan without getting wet.

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