Our internet connection has been a bit dodgy the further west we have travelled. Tonight we are at Camooweal almost on the Northern Territory border and the internet is good, so time to blog and fill you in on our first four days on the road.
We headed off on Sunday... a short leg to Evans Head. We were delighted to secure a great site at the back of the park, next to thick bushland and a hundred metres from the beach. Setting off for a long walk, we explored the river but were not so delighted to return at dusk and discover that the bush and the sky were thick with fruit bats... that smelled awful and screeched ALL night.
|Fruit bats in the sky overhead|
|Camp at Evans Heads|
After we packed up camp, we headed north into Queensland. First stop to visit Aunty Maureen...and to catch up on the books she has been reading, and also enjoy one of the afternoon teas she is well known for!
|With Aunty M|
|Sue and Annie|
|Moon rise in the outback|
|Camp set up in time for a warming camp stew|
|Sunset on the river at Mitchell|
A morning tea stop on the road (And Sue's carrot cake) as we headed the six hundred kilometres to Longreach. The weather warmed the further north we drove.
|The birthday Akubra|
|Still cold mid morning|
Longreach...our first night on dusty red dirt... but with our own ensuite facilities on the site again. Glamping!
We had a visit from a brolga after we set up camp.
The day ended with a spectacular outback sunset and we were off to bed early as we had over eight hundred kilometres to travel to Camooweal the next day.
|Sunset at Longreach|