I slept well and woke about 6:15am, and got up and went on the internet. Woke Marg about 7:00am and we started packing up.
We had 260kms today, so we left camp at 8;11am and drove 93km to a Rest Stop(9:16am), then after 97kms, we stopped at the Rest Area(10.29am) opposite the
Avon Downs Police station, giving us only 70kms to Camooweal Post Office Hotel and CP arriving at 11:37am. As usual, there is bugger all traffic.
Paid the $32 for a powered site, and we were the 5th van there. We setup with power, water and sat dish. After locking onto the satellite, I connected the
3 cables (Foxtel x2, VAST x 1) and both VAST and Foxtel worked beautifully. I was rapt.
After setup, I checked out my emails and received one from Pat Robbo, who wanted some photos of the Camooweal Billabong, which is about 1 kilometer from here.
SO while Marg decided to grab a nanna nap, I drove to the Billabong and snapped some photos. Pat was happy with the result. During the arvo, as the temperature
stayed at 38°, we went into the pool, it was beautiful. The Air Cond is going in the fiver and it is quite pleasant, until you walk outside. Shit,it is so HOT.
As I paid today, I had to pay at the Bar, so I asked if there were meals available tonight and there are. While I was at the Billabong, snapping everything, I
spoke to a guy there who had lunch at the Bar and said the 2 main meals either Roast Pork or Meatloaf were 11 out of 10. SO we are having dinner at the Pub.
Well, we are back from dinner. There don't carry Crownies, SO we had XXXX Gold stubbies.
Marg had the meatloaf, while I had the roast pork. we wouldn't give then an 11 but it was very YUMMA.
Over the next few days we plan to stay at:
- Mon 2nd May - Mount Isa - 5 nights
- Sat 7th May - Boulia - 1 night
- Sun 8th May - Bedourie - Leave Fiver there for 5 nights
- Mon 9th May - Birdsville - 2 nights - drive there without fiver.
- Wed 11th May - Bedourie - last 2 nights
- Fri 13th May - Boulia - 2 nights
- Sat 15th May - Winton - 1 night
Tomorrow, we have about 190kms to Mount Isa, Qld.