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Pre dinner happy hour!

And again

Fire box

Other side of the firebox-Ian is going to make one when we...

Took dogs for walk/run before breakfast, then drove into town to the Information Centre. It is an excellent centre to visit and has a fat tailed dunnart on display. We were just in time to see him being fed and have a run around. He is a very cute marsupial mouse like creature with pointy ears and stripe down his nose.

Because it was still very hot (about 38°C) quite a few from the camp site went and had a swim up at the pool in the afternoon which was really refreshing and enjoyable. Then at 5.30 pm local bus came and picked up just about everyone from the camp site (around 20 people) and took us up to the caravan park for what is a regular Monday night bush dinner in Julia Creek. There were people from the caravan park as well as workers from the railways. The railway line about 10k from Julia Creek towards Richmond is where a major derailment and toxic spill happened in March. The trains are now running again but can only travel at about 10k hour through the area. The dinner is a fundraiser each week for a different community group from the McKinley Shire. Fire was going-really didn’t need it-but set the scene and added to the general ambience. The fire was set in an old gas cylinder with scenes of outback stencilled into it - pretty spectacular once it was dark! The dinner was really good fun, the council really get behind the RVs stopping in town as they value the economic benefits for the towns.

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