Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Darr River 30 August 2015

We woke up the next morning to see the full moon setting in the west and the sun rising in the east – a beautiful sight.
Drove down to Winton across more undulating plains and this time we went to a café called The Musical Fence Café. After the many rough cafes we had seen, this wouldn’t have looked out of place in Sydney – it even had a hipster in the window. The coffee was quite good and we had scones and cream as an extra.
Winton had a bad fire this year which destroyed their tourist office and a museum dedicated to Waltzing Matilda, which was a devastating blow to a small town. However everybody is working hard to repair it and the locals are keen to have it rebuilt.
Drove on down the highway through similar country – still very dry with little grass, but we are seeing more sheep and less Brahmans. We are also seeing a lot more dead kangaroos alongside (and sometimes on) the road – about one every 10 metres – makes for interesting driving when there is a large dead kangaroo on your side and a B-double coming the other way! We stopped about 30Kms from Longreach at the Darr River – first time we can recall seeing water in a river since leaving the coast over 1,500Kms away. This is a beautiful spot and we light a fire on the banks of the river, forgot about dinner and had a few drinks – a magical night!


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