Monday, June 16, 2014

Outback Queensland

 First stop over the border is Camooweal.  There was a cold wind blowing and we were happy to be in the car travelling and out of the wind!!  About an hour out of Camooweal we gave what extra fuel we had to another traveller.  The head wind was fierce along the Barkley Highway and he didn't have enough to get to Camooweal.  We met up with them again in Camooweal and he shouted the girls an ice block.  Not the right weather for one, but they weren't going to say no!!
 Our camp spot along the road that night was a good one with plenty of room and was off the road and away from the roadtrains. It was a perfect night for a campfire and we enjoyed cooking damper over it and keeping warm.
 Lake Moondarra - Mt Isa
 We stayed in a caravan park in Mt Isa.  After booking in, Bridget saw her chance to ride in this golf buggy and asked if she could get a lift while he showed us to our camp site.  The guy not only said yes, but told her she could drive!  The other girls jumped out of the car and jumped in for a ride too.
 The view at sunset over Mt Isa.  Definitely a mining town.
 Early one morning we went out to the Bureau of Meteorology.  We were able see how they check all different aspects of weather including evaporation, dew point etc.  It was very interesting and great for Bridget who has studied it as part of her geography course and could now see it in action.
 This is the weather balloon being released
In McKinlay,  we dropped into Walk About Creek Hotel from Crocodile Dundee.

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