25th July Day 1-2

Off to Lightning Ridge but staying tonight at O’Shea’s in Goondiwindi. I have some photos of the last 2 days all in one .

The land is so dry out here, this is on our way to Goondiwindi.

Farmers are having to use the long paddock just to get the stock some extra feed.

Moonie River at the Nindgully Pub and camping for freedom.

Plenty of room for camping and the river is so nice to look at. I hear the meals at the pub are great.

Daggy sign. On the other side of the sign it has Free beer tomorrow.

Silo art work at Thallon.

Hebel Hotel.

Camp kitchen at Lorne Station, Lightning Ridge.

Looking over towards the old shearing shed on the station.

Shows just how much room there is for camping, you can choose powered or unpowered.

Up at the powered sites and the permanents.

Amenities.

Showing the camp fire area.

Hudson’s Prickly pear, dont ever touch it, Don found out the hard way, took pliers to get them out of his foot, the crocks went in the bin.

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Days 4-7

Tuesday 24th – Sunday 27th, ¬†Happy Birthday Leroy for 25th ūüôā

We are staying with¬†Don’s sister in Barcaldine and not doing a lot, but the bird life is incredible even though it is very dry and hot really feel for the farmers out here, most water holes are dry as are the rivers. Poor things they drink from taps that we have dripping, bowls of water for cooling off, they keep us entertained. We also had a awful person deliberately hit and killed 3 kangaroo’s and their joey’s, right outside the place we are staying, the hawks and whistling kites were hanging around which is normal, council did come and clean them up on the Monday, this happened on the Friday night.

Whistling Kite and road kill-6926 Bluefaced Honeyeater-6841 ¬†Bluefaced Honeyeater popped in every morning and sat on the line.Palefaced Rosella Drinking ¬†Paleface Rosella drinking from dripping tap.¬†Kangaroo's-6795 ¬†Kangaroos each evening came across from the paddocks to eat the grass next dooe and where we stayed.Pair of Palefaced Rosella's-6761 ¬†This pair came each day and very daintily picked off the petals from Lynn’s flowers.Baby Babbler-6734 ¬†Baby Babbler squawking for food.Palefaced Rosella-6683 ¬†Paleface Rosella ¬†having a swim.Apostle-6665¬†Apostle bird.