Day 12

Thursday 26th 

Away about 9 am from Lara, no hurry today. Stayed at Lillie’s Lagoon,  very nice place. Only a stop over as there is so much to see in Longreach.

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Wellshot Hotel at Ilfracombe

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Inside the Wellshot Hotel, hats and money pinned to the roof, money goes to the Royal Flying Doctors.

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Lovely big wind mill at Longreach Qantas.

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These bras are in Longreach on a house fence. Took a shot as we drove pass.

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Just outside of Longreach there are two camping areas, we chose to use Lillie’s Lagoon.

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They have had a lot of rain two weeks prior and now look at all the salt like flowering plants, very pretty colours.

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Lillie’s Lagoon.

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Lots of areas to camp, we got close to the lagoon without fear of bogging, its all black soil.

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Milky way to end it all.

 

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.

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