Off on the next leg to Longreach. It was the longest so far, some 530km.
Stopped at Tambo to take a stretch and swap drivers. Plenty of road kill again, and heaps of Kites feeding off them. Susan nearly collected one of them. She seems to attract wildlife!
Stopped at Barcaldine for fuel and visited the ‘Tree of Knowledge’. The outside of the structure doesn’t look much, but when you get under it, it’s very impressive looking up.
Got ot the tourist park by mid-afternoon again, setup and went for swim. This park is very big, over 200 sites. Probably only about a quarter full at the moment.
Work early again, just before dawn, and we had a spectacular sunrise. Hopefully we’ll have plenty more to come. We had breakfast and headed down to the main street for a coffee in a quaint shop.
We headed to the Qantas Founders Museum at the airport, and although is was fairly expensive, it was very good. We got a 1 and 1/2 hour tour of two aircraft, a 747 jumbo and a 707. Charlotte even got to pilot the 747 (or at least sit in the seat)!
We had some lunch there and then went across the road to the Stockmen Hall of Fame. Again fairly expensive to get in (for a museum). Susan wasn’t all that impressed, and Charlotte was ‘bored’ of course! After a couple of hours there, we headed back to camp. The girls went for another swim and went and took the Ranger for a wheel alignment. Susan and her adventures with already dead animals on the road had cause some mis-alignment!
All packed and ready for our next spot tomorrow – Winton. Apparently there is a Maltilda Festival Day happening tomorrow, so nice timing there!
Did you know … #2?
Qantas was the first country outside the USA to get the Boeing 707. There were only 13 made of this ‘model’ of 707. This was Qantas’ first jet aircraft. The are three left in the world. Number One at Longreach, number three in the Congo, and number thirteen owned and flown by John Travolta!