Had 3 days at Linville in a grassed area, nice and quiet, caught up with some friends. Each time I go away I’m working out what I don’t need to take with me, just tweaking things up. Just a few photos, nice spot for a night or two if heading in that direction but not a lot to do, totally self contained as there is no facilities of any sorts, take out what you bring in.
Dont drive down this track with a caravan on back, it drops off at the end of these tyre tracks.
Hit the road at 11 am and it is 18 deg, just lovely. Went and checked out Bells Bay, its more like a port really for the coal. We carried onto Beaconsfield and had lunch. From here we headed for Nawantapu NP and the hema took us the shortest route but took twice as long but the scenery was awesome. Camped at Bakers Beach.
Very big campsites. Wombats here are suffering with a mange that is killing them, you can see the lack of fur on the rump. Sunset
Tuesday 29th September…..Happy Birthday to my eldest son Garry.
Had a real relaxing day, taking photo’s, chatting with the neighbours. Caught up with Jo and took the saw blades we donated for her museum she is getting up and running.
Looking across the wetlands, lake is low. Echidna. Black Fronted Dotterel. These birds are so tiny. Pale Head Rosella Emu, I didnt see it until it moved, well camouflaged. Juvenile Red Winged Parrot Red-Winged Parrot Young Whistling Kite. It was being annoyed by the Willy Wagtail. Double Barred Finch I’m not sure if this is a Mulga Parrot. Tree-creeper. Night Shooting.
Graham, the owner of the Bush Camp at Charlieville does bus trips around the town and shows where the floods came to, what they are doing about it, all the points of interest in Charlieville and much more, so yes we did the trip. Very interesting indeed. Got back to our camp 2 1/2 hours later and had lunch, then went up to the Cosmos Center. Spent hours in there, so much to see. Booked into the Observatory for tomorrow night. Had tea out at the RSL with some friends of mine, very flash place. Came back and did star trails.
This is where we stayed, they have a caravan park up the other end of the farm, we wanted the paddock. At the caravan park Graham has mattress that go on the star beds, great for star gazing. They use this in the camp kitchen up at the van park. Entrance into airport and Observatory, Cosmos Center and information Center all in one. Cosmos Center Star trails from the paddock where we are staying.