We took the Plenty Hwy back towards the east coast. Again we decided to stay at Jervois Station. We met a young jillaroo from Kent in aengland, that was working on the station. She had been there for the past two years and had just been sponsored by the owners of the station. The confirmation papers came through on her birthday, so she felt that it was a really exceptional birthday present. This meant that she could stay a further four years. She loved working on the station and truly loved the landscape!
At Tobermoray we decided to take the end section of the Sandover Hwy to Undangie. This was an interesting loop! The road was very sandy with huge bulldust potholes. Along the road we were greated at every cattle grid with a sign advertising the Undangie pub. Before we got close to Undangie, it was advertising itself at the Undangie Resort! We had a drink there and met many of the locals! It boasts a school with brand new $800,000 new teacher's residence for the single nelybappointed school teacher. The locals were charming and all introduced themselves. The next day there was going to be a big Aboriginal funeral, so with more than 500 attendees expected, we dcided to drive to Dajarra.
A clean, Aboriginal community town, that boasts a pub, police station, clinic and roadhouse. We stayed on a cleared block across the road from the locl resodnts in the council-run camping ground. At the roadhouse an express pizza van had set up for the night. Johnno's had just returned from the Birdsville Races and set up his van in the local community so that the residents could have a change if diet!
Well we couldn't resist! After such a long time without a pizza, we bought two and thoroughly enjoyed them!