Getting into trouble … or just another adventure

Car trouble - all the blokes gathered aroundWe had our first trouble yesterday. About 140k into the 400km from Winton to Boulia the car started to lose power.

“Uh, oh” I thought “We could be in trouble”

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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 Heartland FestivalBlackall – 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 festival there’s an art exhibition, a photographic competition, a youth music festival, poetry slam, billy cart races and a barbecue cook-off. There are also local artists and artisans displaying and selling their work.

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Sometimes I wish I had a 4WD!

The track to the hutI 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

Our camping hutFinally, 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

We can go anywhere in the bush in comfortI’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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