Thursday 2nd June
Went into Mt Isa and spent the day pretty much there. The part we went to get cap for the toilet funnel but it hadn’t arrived yet, it had gone to Winton. We did get a cap for the pole pipe, so that was good, got gas and other wee nick nacks. Went to the lookout, amazing view, the town is built right beside the mine, its copper they mine. Traveling through was so beautiful, the countryside changes and the colours are incredible. All the rock seems to be a shale of some sorts. Got back here and had afternoon tea with J&A. Weather is fine, meant to be cool and windy tomorrow. Darwin and Uluru has had heavy rains. The scenery around this area is amazing, hilly, red rocks and short trees. Early tea. Met a couple and the lady is getting into photography so gave her some tips. Bed early, already it’s 9 pm.
Not many images today, this is a White Plumed Honey eater, its trying to shelter from a shower of rain.
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.
Kites were everywhere so we had heaps of practice taking photo’s.
The landscape changes every few hundred kilometers.
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.
Rail inspection vehicle.
Road train passing. Very long some of them. We let them go.
Heading to Winton.
Homestead on a station. Jump ups in background.
Saw many of these.
This was exciting for me, been wanting to come here for some time.
Long Water Hole, Winton.
Sunset at Long Water Hole where we are camping , This is my view.