West side of the Tamar.

Packed the Thermos and picnic bag and headed up to the very top of the Tamar, calling into all the little bays along the way, just beautiful. Its been awhile since we’ve been out since our start of the house sit as I came down with a virus so sat that out. Love walking the dogs and checking where everything is in our area, feeling like the local, love it.

 Jetty at Rosevears  Tamar at Rosevears  Looking from Jetty back to Rosevears Accommodation  Beauty Point,Looking over towards the Seahorse and Aquarium  Mining over the other side of the Tamar from Beauty Point,its Bauxite they are mining Aluminum  The bay at Beauty Point  The best Fish and Chips I’ve ever eaten. Beauty Point, hence the birds. But I loved the imitation news paper print on the wrapping ,just like the old days.  Cargo ship exporting the Bauxite  Clarence Point  Green Beach the very tip of the Tamar looking out to sea.I love the patterns in sand  Daffodils growing everywhere on sides of the road and in paddocks, reminds me of NZ as we have the same thing in places.  On the drive home the last magic hour for lighting

Heading off May 8th- 19th

Our first night was at Deep Water Hotel, got in late and set up, went over to say hi to the owners whom we have met every time we stay here, had a meal by the fire, chattered with other patrons, was a nice wind down. Next day went down to my sons place in Murrurrundi and spent 5 nights catching up with other family members in the area, was awesome. Don’t get to see these guys a lot as we all live so far apart. Next night being the 14th stayed at Cootamurundra, then Henty showgrounds, big frost in the morning. Benalla, Yea then down to the Spirit Of Tasmania 19th evening sale. Here’s on a few images up to this point.

 Benalla Showgrounds,plenty of room,nice walk into town along the river.  Benalla Show grounds  MurrurrundiTrain Bridge This is the photo for people who know  about my fear of some dogs, my sons dog so he was close by, she is a lovely dog.

25th July Day 1-2

Off to Lightning Ridge but staying tonight at O’Shea’s in Goondiwindi. I have some photos of the last 2 days all in one .

The land is so dry out here, this is on our way to Goondiwindi.

Farmers are having to use the long paddock just to get the stock some extra feed.

Moonie River at the Nindgully Pub and camping for freedom.

Plenty of room for camping and the river is so nice to look at. I hear the meals at the pub are great.

Daggy sign. On the other side of the sign it has Free beer tomorrow.

Silo art work at Thallon.

Hebel Hotel.

Camp kitchen at Lorne Station, Lightning Ridge.

Looking over towards the old shearing shed on the station.

Shows just how much room there is for camping, you can choose powered or unpowered.

Up at the powered sites and the permanents.

Amenities.

Showing the camp fire area.

Hudson’s Prickly pear, dont ever touch it, Don found out the hard way, took pliers to get them out of his foot, the crocks went in the bin.

Day 3

Wednesday 23rd September. Happy Birthday Nancy

Hi I’m back, been out of action a week so now to catch up. Last night was a pretty noisy one as we camped at a intersection where trucks pull in and check their loads, but hey its a break. Chattered with a truckie, nice block, learn lots about the area chatting. I was up early this morning, sent my daughter in law a mental happy birthday, we have no coverage. We are going to Barcaldine today, that’s the plan. Here’s a few photos from along the way.Roads from Rolleston to Springsure are pretty rough at present. Got to Barcaldine 4.15 pm so was a long hot day. But fun.

_MG_6836Springsure Infrared  Did a Infrared shot here where we had a quick stop and put fuel from jerry can into Pathy.IMG_6514Entrance to Springsure  Entrance signs into Springsure, quiet a few of the towns have these sort of sculptures, really nice.IMG_6519MT Zamia_Virgin Rock  View of the hills.Mt Zamia & Virgin Rock, Springsure. Qld Then we discovered the hills have a story, They are Mt Zamia on left and Virgin Rock on right.

Day 2

Tuesday 22nd September

Wow, it was a very noisy night but tuff luck, its a free spot. Quiet cool, I was up early, and foggy. Made a cuppa and listened to the birds. Had a chat with some of the other campers, real nice people you meet on the road. Got packed up at hit the road at 9 am, fueled up across the road. We are heading for Rolleston. We had cattle on the road, black snake and road works. Very long day.

DSCF5214  Tolderodden Regional Park, it did not say camping, but I feel you could if you needed to, toilets, shade and the Burnett River over the bank.

 

DSCF5215Tolderodden Regional Park  Other end of the Regional Park, This is just out of Eisvold.DSCF5219Crossing Burnett River  Burnett River, down from the Park.DSCF5222  Burnett RiverDSCF5223droving cattle Cattle droving.

 

Day 112

Monday 22 nd June

Well woke to no frost, cloud cover and rain pending. Annex all nice and dry. Caught up with Dean and Marilyn before we left,  on the road at 11.30 am.  Got to Penguin and shot goat island and some rocks,  then straight up to Somerset,  paid at the office then up and picked a site, we are up the back, own toilet due to no one else using it, camp kitchen is great, and a paddock full of cows, just lovely oh and the ocean across the road.

IMG_4247 IMG_4263 IMG_4320 View from my kitchen.