Day 24

Tuesday 7th    Traveling to Lawn Hill

We got away from Gregory river by 9 am, sad to be leaving but will be calling back on our way south. Wonderful drive to Adels Grove where we had morning tea. Then another 10 km to Lawn Hill NP. The scenery is so beautiful and changes so often I have taken shots along the way from the vehicle as we are driving. Very hot, 35 deg. Lots of birds. I’m going on the boat cruise as there is no way I can row 6 km. I will then walk to the falls in the afternoon. Had a cold shower to cool off then got tea. We are here for 2 full days then leave Friday 10th. We have full telstra coverage 4G with blue tick.

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The road to Lawn Hill, some of the tar sealed roads were worse than gravel roads.

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This is the road to Adels Grove. It is a Caravan Park. Been very wet here two weeks ago so we have timed it nicely, lovely and green really.

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Still not much water for the animals, but better than none.

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We are here, yahoo, only 4 km now to the camping area.

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Beautiful red soil and rocks. Very crumbly looking. The skies are so blue.

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Good amount of foliage.

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Well, this is the colour of the Lawn creek/river.

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Another wider view.

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Termite mounds, I have seen them reds, browns, creams, I’ve been told that what ever the colour of the soil then that’s the colour of the mounds. Makes sense.

IMG_8986Female Purple-crowned Fairy-wren

This is the Female of the Purple-crowned Fairy-wren.

IMG_9023Crimson Finches

These are Crimson Finches, on the tree in our camp spot. How lucky. The red one is the male, other two females.

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Dragonfly on the path where I was walking.

IMG_9092-Male Purple-crownd Fairy-wren

This is the Male Purple-crowned Fairy-wren.

IMG_9120Red winged parrot

Red winged parrot.

IMG_9174Grey-crowned Babbler

Grey-crowned Babbler.

IMG_9203White-browed Robin

White-browed Robin.

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Went for a bit of a walk and just love the colours in the rock face, but trees are growing out of cracks, make them hardy up here to survive.

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Day 16

22nd April Tuesday to 23rd Wednesday

Packing up today and going to stay in Miles as we need to do a big wash. The fire was still going this morning so had my cuppa by it, so nice. Caravan Park pretty run down but clean enough, more to the point the washing machines were not to exe, so I got 3 loads washed and dried, hot showers and went to pub for tea. Was a very noisy night as we are right on the Hwy trucks all night, never mind catch up tonight.

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Camp site at Miles caravan parkIMG_0352  Red Winged ParrotIMG_0365 Red Winged ParrotIMG_0379     Red Winged Parrot

24th April Thursday 

Up at 4.30 am made a cuppa and watched the sky change, all the miners heading off to work or coming home, so much mining and gas mining  going on, unbelievable. Heading to Chinchilla to get Dons tablets, but we couldn’t get them so they ordered into Dalby so when we go there on Saturday they will have them for him. Off we go to Archer’s Crossing, get there and Chris & Kate are there, they decided to drag the holiday out a few more days. Stayed a couple of days here, lovely lot of water in the river, very green, some sort of algae in it so we did not put the rubber ducky in. Went for a big walk, did some night shooting and sat around the fire with Kate & Chris, bed by 8 pm.

DSCF1641  River at Archers CrossingDSCF1639 DSCF1638  Down at the boat ramp, Archers CrossingDSCF1636Big area for campingDSCF1632 DSCF1631  Archers Crossing camping, lots of room on the banks of the river