Category: Two sheilas in a ute

On the road less travelled

When I’m travelling I like driving on smaller roads rather than main highways. The occasional people you see always wave and you get some magnificent sights, particularly the abundance of birds and animals. Here’s a short video of our drive from Blackall to Longreach via Isisford and Ilfracombe in outback Queensland. Enjoy!  

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Blackall, the Heartland Festival in the heart of southern outback Queensland

Blackall – despite warnings on the way up we had a fabulous time. The Blackall Heartland Festival is quite unlike other outback festivals. There isn’t a horse, cow, sheep or camel in sight. Except for the horse that Stewart rides to the camping area every afternoon that is. Over the three main days of the …

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Sometimes I wish I had a 4WD!

I woke up this morning with trepidation. It was bad enough coming in to the hut over the slippery mud track last night, but then it rained all night. What was it going to be like going out?

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Camping finally … sort of

Finally, we’re camping. Sort of. We’re in the sleeping bags on our bedrolls, but we’re sleeping in a hut. And we’ve got a campfire, so I guess that makes it officially camping.

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Travelling with the Taj Mahal of toilets

I’ve told you about the Lovedale Long Lunch, now let me go back to the beginning … In the beginning there was … a toilet.

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Birthplace of a nation

Travelling through the New England Tablelands we’re just that little bit too late for all the brilliant colours of autumn. Most trees have lost their leaves already, except for the magnificent maples that are still bright red through to golden yellow. While I’m not a cold weather person, I do love the colours of autumn, …

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