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  • Day29

    Driving to Croydon

    September 8, 2017 in Australia

    We left Mt Isa a little late at 7.40 and headed out of town through rocky hills and winding road. Once we turned North we were faced with more headwinds and a very long straight road. The landscape became much more grassy and didn't change as often as it seemed earlier in the trip.

    We stopped at the Burke and Wills Roadhouse for fuel and a stretch. The girls had spent the last hour and a half doing homework so they got a treat and a new DVD for the next stint.

    The road went from good to only one lane of sealed road in long sections. There isn't much traffic up here and we only needed to move off to let people past twice. The landscape was mostly grassy grazing land for the braman cattle. We also saw fields of termite mounds, and I mean by the hundreds. It's really something to see.

    We took a small detour to Normington around 1.30 to check out the Purple Pub Jon had told us about. The plan was to stop for lunch but the kitchen had closed early so it was back in the car and drove down the road to stop and have a bite in the van. Normington is a quiet little town. So very isolated. If you ever wanted to disappear for a while, that's the place to go!

    As we continued on you could see the areas that would be most affected by the wet season. We've crossed countless large, deep river beds completely dry. But with the flood area signs everywhere I can only imagine what this area is like during the wet season.

    We reached Croydon and enjoyed our site by the pool while the girls swam. We've made a few changes to our final weeks, fitting in a caravan park / water park on our way past the Whitsundays!

    Looking forward to a nice quiet evening and a much shorter trip in the car tomorrow.
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  • Day15

    Day 15

    June 11 in Australia

    Start of another week and it is time to move again, had a great time in Cobbald Gorge, back onto the dirt for a while to Forsayth township for a quick look and then north back up to Georgetown. Heading west today for Croydon along the way we stopped at the Cumberland chimney which has a good free camp on the lagoon with lots of birds and the odd feral pig, a bit further along and you get to the Gilbert River which is a huge river with some water but mostly a dry sandy river bed with lots of free camping along it. Staying at the council park in Croydon which has improved a lot since here 3 years ago and the town has got a fully stocked small supermarket, down to the pub for a drink late avo and corn beef dinner out of the shuttlechef thermos cooker πŸ‘ the weather is warming up 32 here today.Read more

  • Day16

    Day 16

    June 12 in Australia

    Another fantastic day in the savannah country 20 degrees overnight had the aircon in the van most of the night, took a walk around the town perimeter this morning Croydon was a big place in its gold mining era more than 6000 people here now there is only 130 people living in Croydon, stopped in at the railway station which is now a steel building which replaced the old timber station due to a white ant infestation. Jumped in the car and went out to lake Belmore which is the towns water supply, reasonably full and a great place to have a picnic lunch but no camping is allowed here, on the way back we stopped at the Chinese temple ruins and the lookout over the town. 32 degrees here today so we jumped in the pool late avo for a dip and a chat with some fellow travellers, happy hour back at the van watching the sunset, doesn’t get much better than this πŸ‘πŸ‘Read more

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