Got up and so nice not to be in pain in my back. Had 2 gf weetbix and went for my walk, it was only 7 am, so much easier. Did my tia chi and had my swim all done by 7.45 am. Don did his a wee bit after me. Sat out back of camper and read in the shade as it was pretty warm. Did some computer work getting the photos done for Harvey’s family. Then we went up to where the family were at the jumping rock, pretty neat swimming hole. On our way back we went to check out the creek where the Chinese had been gold prospecting, very interesting and they were very smart. We had a storm go thru, lasted about 1/2 hour then a bit of rain for awhile now just overcast. Went up and had a drink with the kids as they are going tomorrow. Lots of people left today. Nice and cool for sleeping tonight.
Monday 1st September
We are packing up and heading to Lake Dalrymple via dirt roads so we are filling up as there are no stations out there for 234km, be slow driving and its very hilly and windy so will use more fuel. Well what a road, just took our time and saw lots of interesting things. Very dry, ran over a snake, saw Bustards, we are traveling thru stations but on a public road, its called the Rutherford Road. Dalrymple dam is huge, largest n Qld. They have lovely amenities and clean, $10 per couple per night and $2 for a load of washing. Feral Goats roaming, Peacocks roaming thru the camp, Burdikin Rock Wallabies, they are so tiny. The camping is no where near the water so we are only staying one night.
These bushes are called the bellyache plant, a noxious weed. Waters from the Dam They had just shut off the overflow. Feels very wierd traveling along the bottom of the Dam wall. Run Jack. Looking across the Dam wall. The snake we ran over, it was still alive and moving ok, not that I was going to help it. A very dry river bed. This was typical of the road we traveled on today, rough in many places. Stopped here to let some air out of tyres. Mt Coolon area, this was well known for its gold back in 1946, lots of interesting reading. Morning tea at the top of a range. Dry and dusty.