Monday, July 28, 2014

Diamentina River?

Quilpie to Windorah and then into the Diamentina catchment basin towards Bedourie. We stopped on the Diamentina Developmental Road some 130klms before Bedourie and found a shady nook beside the Diamentina River. Well we think it was the Diamentina, only there was no sign - someone had swiped it! It was really deep where we stayed, but not a drop of water in it!

The Diamentina Developmental road boasts to being the longest road in Australia at 1433 klms long. We have taken it the whole way!

This was a great place to practice the clarinet!

The silence in the desert is amazing and the stars brilliantly bright and twinkly. We had a roaring camp fire which cooked dinner for us and kept us really warm. We heard no vehicles all night and no animals came to bother us.



Saturday, July 26, 2014

Cunnamulla and Bulloo River

A long day's drive meant another stay in a motel unit in Cunnamulla. Called Country Way, it was run by two blokes, who took great pride in their garden and cleanliness. Very comfortable and a good night's sleep?

Tonight a site beside the Bulloo River, just outside Quilpie in Central West Qld seems just the thing for tonight. Camper now open and Peter about to light a fire.

White wine in hand and blog on the go. Let's hope the other two-legged beings stay some distance away.


Home for the night!




Thursday, July 24, 2014


The dilemma was ..........?

To turn left or right at Bungendore?

A right and then a left turn ensured a by-pass of Canberra. Onto the Lachlan Valley Highway and then the Mitchell Highway, arrival in Wellington (not far from Dubbo), was met at the local service station with apprehension when a local cattle buyer told us that the local population had a reputation for violence and that walking on the street at night should not be undertaken! The regional prison is located in the town with some pretty awful clients; their families and friends reside in the town.

Dinner at the local pub was magnificent and we did walk! A night in e lcal motel was an excellent choice because it rained heavily in the night.

We will travel up north to warmer places, quickly and slow our pace once the weather improves.