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Lake Eyre & Uluru

One of the most iconic sites in Australia is Uluru. Lake Eyre is waterless most of the time but springs to life when huge cyclonic driven rain fall in Queensland. That water takes months to flow to the lake. This trip is a rare opportunity.
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    The Last Day

    October 15 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    We decided to go all the way home. The murals of Alpha, a stop at a couple of places along the way to Emerald where we had our lunch. A giant art sculpture called the Emerald dragon and huge easel in the park. As we drove back along the Capricorn Highway there was first the minion family then around Dingo a huge front of smoke.

    We stopped for a short break and a cuppa at Duaringa. The rest was uneventful. We arrived home just after dark. Although we were going to leave the car parked on the street I finally decided to swing it into the front yard and unhitch. We were home after nearly 3 months on this trip.
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    Saphire

    October 15 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 32 °C

    Saphire is one of the gem fields towns. A new gem adorns the park at the turn from the highway. The town itself is now very quiet with the tourist season well over. There is a heritage trail to ecplore but this time we cheched out just one spot.

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    Alpha

    October 15 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Alpha is billed as having lots of murals. While this is true, many are now quite old and could do with a bit of a touch up. There are some newer murals and the punlic toilet block is impressive.

    The newest attraction is the barbed wire bull sculpture and the petrified forest. Not quite what I expected the "forest" is carved pillars with petrified item inset.Read more

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    The Trumpeter

    October 14 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 34 °C

    Jericho is an obvious place to have a trumpeter. In the same style as many other sculptures, this barbed wire creation is very well done.

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    Muttaburra Sculptures

    October 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    We went to Muttaburra to check out the many art sculptures that have appeared since we were there over ten years ago. 18 were mentioned in a booklet from the council office, but we discovered there are more that have appeared since the booklet was published.

    Muttaburra has changed a bit and seems to be an attractive spot for tourists. The hospital tours are still part of the scene with a huge "centre of Queensland" marker and memorial walk.

    Not far away there is the site that is to become a huge RV self contained freedom camp. This place has a nice feel and a few spots to investigate.
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    Muttaburra

    October 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Years ago we made a visit here. We met the man who discovered the Muttaburrasaurus. Things have changed since we were here. Roads are better and everything is more accessable.

    There are a lot of art pieces around the town. We found over 20.

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    Union Hole and Camp

    October 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    In March 1891, around 400 striking shearers camped not far back from this waterhole. This is where they collected water for the camp. The camp was about a half mile back towards Muttaburra.

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    Pump Waterhole, Muttaburra

    October 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Probably this was one of the waterholes that was used to pump water to the town. Later an artesian bore was sunk and still provides all the water needs of the town.

    The creek is home to many bird species that were quite noisy this morning