Day 35

Saturday 4th April

Not a lot happened today, we packed up as much as we could and what had dried out from the rain overnight. Took some photos of the moon and did some star trails even with a small amount of cloud to see how it would turn out, wont bother again. ūüôā

IMG_2788 Startrailswithcloud

 

 

Day 6

6th Friday
Up early and saw Lyell off to work, 4.30 am.
Cool night but lovely.
Heading off this morning. got breakfast out the way and left at 10.30 am. Went to chemist, got Dons tabs, then onto Denman up the Golden h’way. Called into get fuel and all it did was blow air, so off we¬†went and checked the town out, lovely place, lovely Gluten Free shop, lady made me a GF wrap¬†vegetarian, sat and ate them. I gave the shop some of our “Simply Grain Free cards”.
We are taking the Bylong valley Way, turn off at Sandy Hollow, lovely run thru the valley with big rock formations, quiet steep in places. Couldnt stop to take photos as there’s no room, roads to narrow and windy. got to Ilford and free camped at the Ilford Hall, looking over a farm and down thru a valley, so peaceful, only one other camper popped in later on in the afternoon. Very cool wind, and cool night, my new -10 deg sleeping bay worked well. no coverage here, Started to do a Timelapse but the moon was to bright.

 

IMG_9690  First sign ot the moon.IMG_9681  Looking down the valley.IMG_9747  Ready to head off.IMG_9746 IMG_9743 Ilford Hall.

Day 5 & 6

Saturday 16th 
Still raining. We have apostle birds visiting,¬† they are so funny.¬† Well it’s been a very wet day and we are going to leave tomorrow now. We have collected enough water off the tarp to fill all the containers and the camper. The farmers are going to be so happy with this rain as it’s been very soaking. We are having left overs for tea tonight so be easy. It’s very windy and blowing the rain in to where I cook. Once tea was cooked we all retreated into the camper lounge room. We have had the generator on to top up everything. The freezer is doing so much better even without the sunlight, so the heavy wiring Don did I feel has made a big difference. Rained all night, I just hope its fine in the morning to dry out a bit before packing up. No photo’s for today.
Sunday 17th
Well, we awoke to the most beautiful day, clear skies, sunny and a light breeze,  we will get everything dried before packing. We were on the road by 9.50 am. Had a great run thru to Monto, real lovely country side. We fueled up, $1.61 a litre. Dumped the toilet waste and got some grociers. Had morning tea then headed off up thru Many Peaks and then Mungungo, beautiful drive up over the range and then down thru the Boyne Valley, this is in the Gladstone region. We arrived here at the Boynedale Bush Camp at 3 pm, just good time for afternoon tea. The Dam here is feed by the Boyne River then flows out to Gladstone. We were all in bed early as it got very cold. We have coverage up by the toilet block sometimes. Did some star trails at 7 pm beautiful.
IMG_1933 IMG_1931  our Cub Camper set up and our friends in slide-on.IMG_1929 IMG_1926 StarStaX_DPP_311-DPP_313_lightenBoynsdaleDam Star trails turned out not bad, sky a bit dark as we had no moon.