Day 15

 

Sunday 29th 
Got up for sunrise but was a bit of a sizzler. Made a cuppa and waited for the sun to appear. Got breakfast before the flies come. Still very windy and in the shade quiet cool. Sun is hot but having the wind helps . Caught up with Robert T,  met him at Lara,  now at Long Water Hole Winton. Had a good chat with him.  We all did star trails, milky way.  Photographed birds, cows and packed up what we could.
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Sun setting over the Long Water Hole

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Animals drinking just behind our camp site.

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Who’s going to move for who.

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Nice sitting in the cool of the afternoon at our camp spot. Long Water Hole.

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White Plumed Honey eater

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Crested Pigeon

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Pelicans landing

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Apostles, ones teaching the other one something.

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Red tailed Black Cockatoo’s, a Kite hovering above.

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Whistling Kite

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Sand Goanna

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Sand Goanna

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Whistling Kite.

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Got his lunch.

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Red tailed Black Cockatoo.

 

Day 13

Friday 27th  Long Waterhole Winton.

Got breakfast over with and cleaned up, packed up and we hit the road at 9.30 am. Only spent the one night as there is so much to see and do in Longreach that we will come back and do it another time on our own. Had a great run through,  very sad to see how the land is dry,  no stock, no grass or water. But when we got to The Long Water Hole at Winton there is water. Good bird life. Flies bad, sun is hot. We had very bad winds last night and just got set up for start trails and one almighty gust of wind comes and lifts the annex,  off comes the zip, annex falls, J & A came over to give a hand to hold it together while Don re zipped the annex back to get it off. Was cooler tonight sleeping,  lovely.

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Kites were everywhere so we had heaps of practice taking photo’s.

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Very appropriate.

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The landscape changes every few hundred kilometers.

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Its black soil out here and all the fences are so crocked due to the rains they had, power poles were on a lean as well.

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Rail inspection vehicle.

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Road train passing. Very long some of them. We let them go.

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Heading to Winton.

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Homestead on a station. Jump ups in background.

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Nice sign

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Saw many of these.

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This was exciting for me, been wanting to come here for some time.

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Long Water Hole, Winton.

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Sunset at Long Water Hole where we are camping , This is my view.

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Campsite.