Day 68

Saturday 18th

Went into town and went to look at camping store, boy they have heaps in there. Got  to 38 deg, not nice, spent most of the day under the trees. Loved the time at the observatory and seeing the stars, galaxy, mars etc through the Telescope. Magic, I will never look at the sky in the same way again. We have heaps of Apostle birds and gave them a container of water, they don’t stop drinking and swimming in it, forever topping it up. Only night shots, was to hot during the day.

DPP_587  Milky way.StarStaX_DPP_579-DPP_585_gap_filling

Star trails with car trails in it. Couldn’t get away from them.

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Day 67

Friday 17th

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.

IMG_7179  This is where we stayed, they have a caravan park up the other end of the farm, we wanted the paddock.IMG_7154  At the caravan park Graham has mattress that go on the star beds, great for star gazing.IMG_7153  They use this in the camp kitchen up at the van park.IMG_7195 IMG_7191  Entrance into airport and Observatory, Cosmos Center and information Center all in one.IMG_7184  Cosmos CenterStarStaX_DPP_544-DPP_548_gap_filling Star trails from the paddock where we are staying.

Day 66

Thursday 16th

Slept real well, was pretty chilly last night and still is this morning, I know it’s not going to last. We filled up with fuel in Tambo, love to give a wee bit back to the towns that allow freedom camping, we do respect it. Got to Augethella and had a bite to eat at the cafe in pub. Huge wide streets. Looked around town, some lovely paintings of art on the shops.The drive to Charllieville is beautiful, purple and yellow flowers growing wild along the side of road in places. We have booked into a Bush Camp on private property 2 km east of town.

DSCF3611  Dusty roads.DSCF3620  Shadow in boots.DSCF3625  Street in Tambo, so clean and tidy, flower gardens inspite of drought.DSCF3634 DSCF3637  Traveling with road trains, DSCF3647 DSCF3660  This is the cleanest out back toilet I have ever seen and had nice smelly toilet scents there as well, read down at some of the comments, just a few of very many positive remarks. Between Tambo and Augethella.DSCF3656 DSCF3657 DSCF3663 DSCF3667 DSCF3677 DSCF3684  MeatantDSCF3688  Love this sign, DSCF3714 A street in Charlieville, lovely and wide, flowers are beautiful, Reminds me of Warrick in a small way.