Di & Terry's Winter Holiday 2012/14 travel blog

Sitting on the "Black Stump"

Says it all

One of the Artesian Bores. 56 degrees!!

A Bottle tree

Eagle and nest sculpture

Campsite at Lloyd Jones Weir

The camp oven roast

The "Ensuite"

We booked in at the observatory in Charleville to watch the Sun at 10.30am. The cloud came over and it was cancelled. Booked in for the Bilby Tour at 6.00pm, but it started to rain at 4.30pm and rained and rained, for just over 10hrs. From a lake at 9.30pm to just being damp at 8.00am.


Moved on to Blackall Saturday morning and camped behind the motel. $5 a night per 'van. No power or water, but nice HOT showers. Straight out of the ground from the artesian bore.

We are now at a place called Lloyd Jones Weir. Turn in to the left 5kms short of Barcaldine, and then in about 10kms. It is on the Alice River. Fresh water points and flush toilets. A great little place. (put it in your diary for future reference Bruce)

And there are fish in the river.

1st night in we had a camp oven roast with the vegies done in the coals. What a great meal.

Last night we made a damper to go with the fish we caught and again vegies in the coals.

Because we haven't had power for four days, Harry got out the generator this morning and we are charging everything up. I have also managed to get a signal this morning for the internet and have hooked Harry up to it as well.

We will be leaving here tomorrow and just go up the road to Longreach. (106kms)

Probably to another free campsite that we have heard about.

I will sign off for now before my signal disappears and I lose everything before it is uploaded.

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