Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Wednesday, 4 November 2020
While we were enjoying morning tea (caramel scrolls as well as bhuja with tea and coffee), I watched the traffic on the bridge. One ute honked and waved with lots of enthusiasm, so I waved back! He/she may have been an Elmer Fudd fan?!
Tuesday, 3 November 2020
We had a lovely, long catch-up and it was quite late when we left to park up in the nearby Barcoo Riverside Camp.
There were birds calling through the night and we woke to more birdsong in the morning. Having set up in darkness, our really pretty outlook beside the river was a pleasant surprise when we stepped outside. We had planned another day of travel and were back on the road fairly quickly (after buying bread, milk and Pepsi Max in town).
Monday, 2 November 2020
Muttaburra is the closest town to the geographical Centre of Queensland and is home to the Muttaburrasaurus Langdoni, the first most complete dinosaur discovered in 1963. The fossils were found by a local grazier Doug Langdon while out mustering.
Sunday, 1 November 2020
I was a big fan of the Federation Rotunda, made from two huge, 20-foot windmills. Pretty cool, eh?!
There were some great murals on two of the public loo buildings.
Each year I create a calendar for family and friends, using my images. One of the recent themes featured lots of public toilet photos - and I'm collecting more for a possible second calendar.
The Hughenden Recreational Lake was built at a cost over $12 million. It opened in December 2019 and seems quite popular with the locals. There were people on jet-skis and others being towed behind a boat on an inflatable. Di's dog enjoyed a dip in the water while we stood about chatting. We bought takeaway from a service station and went back to dine al fresco while watching the sunset from one of the lake's picnic shelters - which was a lovely end to the day.
Day 6 = minimal kilometres