Tuesday 31st Traveling to Corolla Dam.
Set the alarm for 6 am, got up and had breakfast, got all ready to close the camper and I was on the phone when I saw a big bird in the tree, it was a Kite, not a wedge tail like I first thought. On the road by 8.20 am, what a beautiful drive, the country side changed many times, from really green to red, flat to really hilly out crops with a lot of rock, then as we got closer to Cloncurry the hills were amazing. Had morning tea at the Info center after we did the shopping at Woolworths. Nice town, not a lot of shops though. While we were at the info center a lady came up and asked if I was camping back at the rest area, I said yes, she said, you have lost 4 poles along the road back there. Went back to the camper and told Don and yes the cap for the tent poles vibrated loose off the pole carrier and we have lost 7 poles . Tried at Cloncurry to get some more, no luck, so will try at Mt Isa when we go to get the toilet cap. Saw a Wedge-tailed eagle today fly off a dead carcass on side of road. We arrived here at Corella Dam at 12.15 pm, quiet a few people here and the water levels are up as we can’t camp on the peninsula where J&A usually camp, so did a bit of a drive around, finally found a top spot, got all set up with only minimal things out as if it rains we have to move fast due to bad soil. No photos tonight as it’s very overcast and windy. Sat around a wee fire until 7 pm, we’re all pretty tired so have retired to our vans. Here are some photo’s of the days travel. A lot of these I take while Don drives.
Early start this morning. J&A went on in to Winton to do a few things and we met up with them when we did the toilet dump and fueled up. Heading to Cloncurry, stopping for morning tea at a wonderful spot where there were some jump ups. Then carried onto the Blue Heeler Pub, had a bit to eat, lots of history in the place. On the road after lunch we saw Crocodile Dundee Pub, not the same looking as the movie. Fueled up as it was cheap. 1.15 liter. Lovely country side, flat as, dry as, so sad. We checked out the Combo waterhole, gee it was hot walking to the water hole, but interesting story as to the Chinese building the stone pathway. Saw lots of gibber stone. The road goes on forever. We are camped at Fullerton River rest area. Really nice stop over and stayed one night only. Did some milky way shooting.