Day 9

Tuesday 29th September…..Happy Birthday to my eldest son Garry.

Had a real relaxing day, taking photo’s, chatting with the neighbours. Caught up with Jo and took the saw blades we donated for her museum she is getting up and running.

IMG_7193  Looking across the wetlands, lake is low.IMG_7177  Echidna.IMG_7161  Black Fronted Dotterel. These birds are so tiny.IMG_7112  Pale Head RosellaIMG_7097  Emu, I didnt see it until it moved, well camouflaged. IMG_7089 IMG_7088 IMG_7087IMG_7208 IMG_7220 IMG_7242  Juvenile Red Winged ParrotIMG_7251  Red-Winged ParrotIMG_7274 IMG_7335  Young Whistling Kite. It was being annoyed by the Willy Wagtail.IMG_7374 IMG_7394  Double Barred Finch IMG_7400  I’m not sure if this is a Mulga Parrot.IMG_7410  Tree-creeper.IMG_7437 IMG_7522 IMG_7562 IMG_7621  Night Shooting.IMG_7616


Day 21

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.

StarStaX_DPP_437-DPP_442_gap_filling IMG_3100  These bushes are called the bellyache plant, a noxious weed.IMG_3088  Waters from the DamIMG_3066  They had just shut off the overflow.IMG_3067  Feels very wierd traveling along the bottom of the Dam wall.IMG_3061  Run Jack.IMG_3018  Looking across the Dam wall.IMG_2977  The snake we ran over, it was still alive and moving ok, not that I was going to help it.IMG_2951  A very dry river bed.IMG_2931  This was typical of the road we traveled on today, rough in many places.IMG_2917 Stopped here to let some air out of tyres.IMG_2904  Mt Coolon area, this was well known for its gold back in 1946, lots of interesting reading.IMG_2896 Morning tea at the top of a range.IMG_2892 Dry and dusty.