Monthly Archives: June 2016

June 25

Our last pack up 145 days in van. 40 of which were “free” camping 22,000 km. 2,300 liters of petrol. Just visited my old stamping grounds Emerald, Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

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June 21 and 22. The Rubyvale at the gemfields

Great little place in a really nice park. Quite quaint and laid back. Cash only society!  The main gems here are sapphires in many different colours. You can either go out and dig up the earth and “wash” it to … Continue reading

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June 15 to 22.  Winton to Ilfracombe. Enough rain to need an ark

Rain has been threatening for a few days now and falling all of last week so many of the roads are closed as cars just sink into the mud.  I nearly bogged us by pulling over for a wide load … Continue reading

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June 15.  5 days in the Isa

On our way out of Mt Isa the road signs have all the iconic names that we hear in the news and on the extreme weather reports. Cloncurry.  Julia Creek.  Winton, it is always exciting to hit the road again. … Continue reading

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June 8 and 9.  To and around Camooweal 

                    

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June 7.  Along the Stuart Hwy after leaving Mataranka

Just finished a 520 k drive from Mataranka to the Attack Roadside stop just 70 k north of Tennant Creek.      The last 360 k were super fast. The road is pleasant mostly straight with red rocky outcrops and sparse … Continue reading

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June 3.  Katherine

Sofar we have been swimming in the hot springs, watched Origin outside under the stars after we all stood up and sang the anthem, visited Edith Falls; and this morning Edie and I took part in a cultural morning at … Continue reading

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June 1.  Back to Katherine aka “The long way home”

  

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