Day 66

Thursday 16th

Slept real well, was pretty chilly last night and still is this morning, I know it’s not going to last. We filled up with fuel in Tambo, love to give a wee bit back to the towns that allow freedom camping, we do respect it. Got to Augethella and had a bite to eat at the cafe in pub. Huge wide streets. Looked around town, some lovely paintings of art on the shops.The drive to Charllieville is beautiful, purple and yellow flowers growing wild along the side of road in places. We have booked into a Bush Camp on private property 2 km east of town.

DSCF3611  Dusty roads.DSCF3620  Shadow in boots.DSCF3625  Street in Tambo, so clean and tidy, flower gardens inspite of drought.DSCF3634 DSCF3637  Traveling with road trains, DSCF3647 DSCF3660  This is the cleanest out back toilet I have ever seen and had nice smelly toilet scents there as well, read down at some of the comments, just a few of very many positive remarks. Between Tambo and Augethella.DSCF3656 DSCF3657 DSCF3663 DSCF3667 DSCF3677 DSCF3684  MeatantDSCF3688  Love this sign, DSCF3714 A street in Charlieville, lovely and wide, flowers are beautiful, Reminds me of Warrick in a small way.

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Day 65

Wednesday 15th

Had breakfast by the fire this morning a real cold snap, there is snow somewhere down south can feel it. All packed up, dropped into see Fran, caretaker of Lara and Don gave her the bird collection he did while we stayed there, he photographed 26 different types of birds in the 5 days we were there, they have compiled a book for visitors. Stocked up with some food items at Blackall and went to info centre to look around, then headed off to Tambo to Scrubby Bend. Nice place to stay, no road noise and its the tidiest wee town.

IMG_6887  Glossy Ibis and Black winged stilt.IMG_6983  We are leaving the property, we will be back. 🙂DSCF3576  At the turn of from Landsborough Highway to Lara Wetlands.DSCF3595 DSCF3599 IMG_7038  Sun going down at Scrubby Bend.DSCF3602  Yes water in the creek, we havent seen much water in creeks for so long, it gets exciting when we do see it.DSCF3598 All settled for the night here at Scrubby Bend.