May 3, 2013
We left the Ridge on a cool windy morning. A change in weather conditions occurred during the night. A shock after a 30 degree day yesterday.
Today we are heading towards St George but will be staying at Nindigully Pub about 50 kms
away. The oldest pub in Queensland opened in 1867.
Leaving the Ridge we had some very rough roads, beginning to think I should have taken some travel calm. Thankfully the roads improved after about 15 kms. We passed through the small towns of Hebel. Major Mitchell explored this area in 1846, followed by Dirranbandi.
Arriving in Nindigully we set up camp down by the river. Quite busy when we arrived and we were lucky enough to get two sites together. The council have been doing some work around here. They have put in a concrete path which starts in the middle of nowhere and end just as abruptly. They also have plans for new toilet blocks. Unfortunately it has cut down a lot of camping sites down by the river. A cloudy day here and a bit cool. Blu and Ma have had no trouble with their car today but we have decided to stay till Monday & travel only during the week, just in case they need to have repairs.
Brian and Doreen have joined us for a few days and we thought we would go up to the pub and partake in the road train burger for tea. We ordered the burger at 5:40 and it was delivered about 6:50. Think the pictures will tell you why. Even with six of us sharing we all struggled to finish it. But it is another one crossed off the bucket list.
After our huge tea last night we thought we should try and walk of some of our calories. We came across a herd of cattle being mustered across the Moonie river. That is about the most excitement for the day. Time to head back to camp to soak up some more of the lovely sunshine we have been experiencing.