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McKinlay

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  • Day36

    Last Day at the Creek

    September 24, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    No idea where the time went today, but after washing our bed linen and towels, and putting blankets and doonas outside in the sun, we ended up cleaning inside and outside our little home on wheels as everything has a layer of dust on it!

    In the late afternoon we both went for a swim in the refreshingly cold pool followed by our last artesian bath experience. We again brought along a bone to keep Cadbury occupied, and it worked for the most part.

    Once again it was lovely to watch the magic of ‘golden hour’ bathe the bare plain in front of us in a golden hue. Truthfully, the view was so surreal it appeared more like a painting than a scrubby field.

    We dragged ourselves out reluctantly and went back to our little home on wheels to make a bbq dinner (on the Weber of course).

    Night night from Julia Creek xx
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    Bernie Weberruss

    Hole on wheels.?

    9/26/18Reply
    Zo-Mobil Zooms Across Oz

    Thanks for the editing ;)

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  • Day34

    Cold Pool and Hot Bath in Julia Creek

    September 22, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    We headed off from our rest area stopover last night after I prepared dinner in the thermal cooker - osso bucco snd some rice.

    We drove the recently sealed Kynuna-Julia Creek road, finding it to be utterly flat and devoid of trees. Lucky for us we had our podcast, 6 part series ‘Wrong Skin’ for company.

    After around 2.5 hours and a quick stop for fuel in Kynuna, we arrived in Julia Creek and set up our caravan on a drive through site in the caravan park. This is our first time in a caravan park this trip and first time on power.

    As we set up we revelled in the aircon - very welcome with the temperature hovering around 33 degrees.

    As Gadi continued to set up outside, I prepared a veggie frittata which I cooked on the Weber, with some toasted homemade sourdough rye bread.

    We took it in turns to take a refreshing dip in the cold 25 metre local pool directly across the road from where we are staying. Then at 6pm we had our 45 minute soak in the hot tub out the back of the caravan park. What a lovely experience, provided free if you are staying here. We enjoyed a platter of cheese, dips, olives and crackers and a bottle of bubbly while we soaked in lovely warm artesian water. Cadbury was his usually sooky self and cried while he was tied up even though he was with us at the baths.

    Back to the caravan to relax. After our cheese platter we weren’t very hungry, but eventually ate a late dinner of that osso bucco snd rice I’d started cooking this morning.

    We will stay here a few nights, so time to explore tomorrow.

    Night night xx
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  • Day21

    Julia Creek

    August 9, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    Drove to Kununa and had a coffee in the Blue Heeler Hotel. Met more cattle on the road between Kynuna and Julia Creek. Booked into Caravan Park and was welcomed by the Park manager Phil. Went to the info centre after lunch in the caravan and a coffee at a cafe. Watched a virtual reality show of cattle mustering.Read more

  • Day22

    Julia Creek Day 2 and 3

    August 10, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Day 2: Went back to the information Centre and watch the feeding of the Dunnarts. They are nocturnal, carnivorous marsupials that are endemic to Australia. They're sometimes mistakenly called marsupial mice. Bought a pair of bathers ($55) in readiness for our soak in the bore water tubs.
    Day 3: Judy did a couple of loads of washing, checked tyre pressures of van. Had a look at war memorial display of those from Julia Creek that served in WW I. Had our soak in the Hot Bore water tubs.
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