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Saturday, 16 July 2011

Made it Home and Ready to plan The next Trip

Had a good time with brother Greg and his family. Made tracks for home on Monday the 11th and proceded to start the cleanup process and still going. After 12 weeks and 9,704 Km it must be time to do a bit work and biuld up the bank account so as to plan the next trip.

Until the next time I'm on the road and more blog updates have a ball and enjoy life you only get one go at it.

Cheers til next time

p.s. of cause the muster is on the menu

Monday, 4 July 2011

Left Roma and Homeward Bound

After leaving Roma a south trip towards St George found me camped on the bank of the Balonne River.


Balonne River

Now in Goondiwindi and on to Milmerran tomorrow to catch up with Greg,Brenda,Sam and Ruby for a few days, then heading home back to the real world.

Cheers Now

Friday, 1 July 2011

Longreach Heading South

Before leaving Longreach I visited the Stockmans Hall of Fame and headed down the road to Barcaldine.

The Chair of Knowledge Barcldine

After Barcaldine continued a long east to Rubyvale in in gem feilds, what an eye opener, it reminded me of Nimbin only the little packs offered to you in the pub had bits of broken glass looking stuff in them and not plant based. From Rubyvale went and explored Canarvan Gorge and a 23 k walk in one day the legs told the story the next day.

On a farm stay west of Roma and leaving today to head towards St George.

A visitor who never left.

Till Next Time. CU

Monday, 20 June 2011

Mt Isa to Longreach

I left LawnHill and decided to head south bound for the isa an advanture of 150 K of dirt and 2 river crossings, 3 hours later and encountering my first car after 2 hours travel Imade it to the bituman and on to Mt Isa. Went on an under ground mine tour and a look around town then on to Richmond for a country horse race on Saturday. I met up with a friend who is also touring so Deb and I took the races on good arvo out. From Richmond I headed on to Winton the birth place of waltzing matilda then to Longreach. Went on the Qantas tour this morning and stockman hall tomorrow morning.

The Gregory River which I start on the other side of

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Normanton rodeo and on to the Flinders Hwy

After enjoying a full weekend at the Normanton Rodeo I headed south west to Lawn Hill National Park (lawn hill gorge)a most amazing eco system in the middle some harsh country. A good trip into the lawn hill with about 80K of dirt road and 2 creek crossings, everything went well.

QR's Gulflander

A bit of Normanton history

Lawn Hill Gorge

Thursday, 9 June 2011

From the Table Lands to the Gulf

After some good fresh water fishing at Lake Tinaroo headed west into the Savanah Country looks with top looking stock, With stops at Mt Surprise, Croydon, now at Normanton and have been to Kurunba and the Gulf.

Lake Tinaroo

Termites and the last time we see my UHF antenna

Lavar Tubes

Just a toilet stop

The Gulf

Burke and Wills most Northern Camp

Normanton parade for Rodeo

Till next time Cheers

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Cooktown to Table Lands

Left Palm Cove and headed to Cooktown a good piece of road not a lot to see but the good road makes up for it. Stayed on a farm stay 15 K outside of Cooktown beautiful setting with rain forest on a creek, look like corc teritory. After leaving Cooktown headed south to the Atherton Table Lands had a look around and now staying on Lake Tinaroo for two nights then will take a turn to the west.

Black Mountain on the trip to Cooktown

Farm Stay