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Trip Start Jan 30, 2010
111Trip End Jul 27, 2011
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Where I stayed
Jordan River - Water frontage campsite
Before we left Boulia, we fed the visiting ducks our scraps and bid them farewell. We bid farewell to Bev & Lyle as well. They are off to Bedourie then to Birdsville.
We backtracked from Boulia to Winton. Absolutely beautiful drive once again. This part of the country is quite spectacular and looks quite different travelling it from the other direction! Any minute we expected to see the cowboys and Indians come out from behind a hill! Loved it!
We stopped at Winton for a night in the local caravan park. They had entertainment there for happy hour. We had a country singer doing Australians stuff, and brilliant bush poets – a couple of girls
From Winton we headed for Longreach. Arrived and phoned everyone, which was great! Optus is pathetic out here! Arrived at Ilfracombe, a quaint little town away from the hustle and bustle about 30km out of Longreach and got the last site in their park! They also had entertainment at Happy Hour. There were a couple of old guys singing ditties about Aus which were great and quite funny. We stayed here another day, checked out the local sites then back to the caravan park hall for Happy Hour again the second night. The park owner Kathy and her kids were the entertainment, telling jokes and reciting poetry. Was very entertaining and quite funny. We really enjoyed it.
Next morning it was off to Barcaldine - we are heading east towards the coast (we think). Saw the Tree of Knowledge which is a HUGE structure in the main street made from timber slabs hanging down suspended by rope (to look like branches) and they blow in the wind and it is kind of like a massive wind chime. Quite unusual. Billy got the creeps standing under it because if one of those timber beams fell down, it would be all over for you
Then we headed east for Jericho, a very small little place indeed. We set up camp on the Jordan River just out the back of the main street. We scored a perfect absolute waterfront spot yet again. We set up camp and chilled here for the next few days. It was so peaceful and relaxing that we didn’t want to leave. We went on a couple of walks, did some reading that we haven’t done for ages and generally had a very relaxing time doing pretty much nothing. This town has an old Drive-In which only holds 26 cars - the oldest working Drive-In in Australia - awesome and they only show movies once a month - bummer we missed that. Had a ball! What a great spot!
We are having a great time, and look forward to what comes next. Not really sure... will keep you posted.