Early start this morning. J&A went on in to Winton to do a few things and we met up with them when we did the toilet dump and fueled up. Heading to Cloncurry, stopping for morning tea at a wonderful spot where there were some jump ups. Then carried onto the Blue Heeler Pub, had a bit to eat, lots of history in the place. On the road after lunch we saw Crocodile Dundee Pub, not the same looking as the movie. Fueled up as it was cheap. 1.15 liter. Lovely country side, flat as, dry as, so sad. We checked out the Combo waterhole, gee it was hot walking to the water hole, but interesting story as to the Chinese building the stone pathway. Saw lots of gibber stone. The road goes on forever. We are camped at Fullerton River rest area. Really nice stop over and stayed one night only. Did some milky way shooting.
Caught the bus at the pub and did a one fare all day pass, we had great fun, getting off and on where we wanted to, saw heaps and was nice not to drive, also sitting that bit higher we could both nosy out the windows.Only took the point and shoot camera on this trip.
Day of bus hopping. Great fun.
Heading off today for Fletcher Creek, had a good drive through. Stopped at Ravenswood for morning tea.What a neat place. Another town with lots of mining history. J & A had to carry onto to Charters Towers and we met up with them there. We spent some time in Charters Towers, didn’t realize what a big place it is, we stocked up on grociers, fuel etc. We had lunch at Centennial Park before heading off to Fletcher Creek, we got here at about 4 pm, 3 very large areas to choose from.
Tuesday 11th February
The last of the visitors left today and another hot day so we have just relaxed, after our late night shooting last night. Here are a few photo’s that we have taken over the last few days when we went driving out the back and up into the hills. The bird life is really incredible at my son’s place so that keeps us photographers happy. 🙂
Here is a kingfisher diving in and out of the swimming pool.
This king fisher played for ages in the pool, so lovely, it was a very hot day. We didn’t go in until he went away. Think this is a tree creeper. We think this is a Scarlet Honey Eater, they are so funny, getting around upside down to all the nectar. Young King Parrot. Hotel at Scone. Old house coming home from Scone. Echidna up in the bush.
The main line into Murrurundi from out the back. Busg road we have been using. Some more of the rocks we have found. Young Scarlet Rosella, it was poking its head into the hole by the guttering, so don’t know if there is a nest or not.