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.
Star trails with car trails in it. Couldn’t get away from them.
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.
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.
Dusty roads. Shadow in boots. Street in Tambo, so clean and tidy, flower gardens inspite of drought. Traveling with road trains, 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. Meatant Love this sign, A street in Charlieville, lovely and wide, flowers are beautiful, Reminds me of Warrick in a small way.