Saturday 28th Day 4

Got a sunset of sorts, lots of cloud, there will be no seeing the moon eclipse. It has been spitting, not even enough to damped down the dust.Went to go for hot swim but as usual far to hot for safety, dont know why they dont do something about them, even artisan waters can be cooled. Went down the Chambers of the Black Hand Mine, the art works were incredible.

 One of the cabins you can rent.  Mine shafts along side of road, no wonder they say watch where you walk.  Mullock heaps from the mining. You can see the mine shafts.  View from up where the Can and Bottle house is.

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Day 8

Monday 28th September

We headed off to Lara Wetlands and Dons sister and her friend followed us to spend the day with us.After setting up the Cub we all had lunch and a cuppa. Our visitors headed off and we settled into watching what bird life was around this trip, met our neighbours, lovely couple. Had a hot soak in the pools after tea, boy it was so nice. The owner of the property Jo had done heaps of improvements with her helpers, great job. Had a fire that evening.

DSCF5259 DSCF5262 DSCF5264 View from the camp site.

Day 64

Tuesday 14th

Another very windy night and cool this morning, so nice after all the hot days. Only got to 28 deg I was told. Had a quiet day, did some packing as we head off tomorrow, had tea early and went over to the hot pools, said our cheerio’s to the people in the pool with us.

IMG_6669  Love the speed sign.IMG_6712  Yellow-billed spoonbillIMG_6776  Pelicans getting their place for the night.DSCF3573  View from the loo.DSCF3574  Another view from the loo.DSCF3575

Yet another view from the loo, so you can see its not at all boring.

Day 61

Saturday 11th

Windy as hell again, rained a wee bit during the night but fine to pack up, heading off towards Charlieville, may stop at Lloyd Weir, they have artisan hot pools. Well we ended up at a place called Lara Wetlands, what a magic spot, with artisan hot pools as well, Yeah, I get to soak.:) We booked in for 2 nights at this stage. Big storm went thru and then we sat in the pools watching the lightning on the horizon, lovely way to end the day. Met the owner this afternoon to get some money and introduce herself, lovely person. Here’s a few photo’s from today from our camp site, cool backyard for next 3 days.

IMG_6169  Dunny out in the bush camp, I have grunged it up a bit for fun.IMG_6270  The poor old D5, has been sitting awhile but they do use it on the farm for the roads.IMG_6183  Kite about to land in its nest, from our camp site.IMG_6120  Looking across the wetlands from our camp site. Lara wetlands.IMG_6083  The morning before heading off, sparrow loves porridge, soaking to wash.IMG_6077 Sparrow leaving the nest. Barcaldine, morning before heading off.