Samstag, 4. August 2012

Winton to Charters Towers (480km)

Another day on the road. In the morning we leave the very basic campground in Winton to the Big4 Aussie Outback Oasis campground in Charters Towers. The first part of the journey takes us onto the Kennedy Developmental road.

This is a narrow road (but tarmac) that we follow for 250km to Hughenden.

On our way there are Emus.

The outback landscape offers little change but is non the less impressive.

Alongside the road there are the remains of a train track. From time to time there are the remains of a railway bridge.

In the middle of nowhere is the small settlement Corfield where they have a horse race with 50.000 AUD price money. One wonders where the spectators will come from? By the way, the race was just onthe day when we came along. However, not much on, yet.

Another big road train on this narrow road.

This is compared a small one, we had road trains with up to four trailors.
From the Kennedy Developmental road there are many gravel roads to small outback settlements and farms.

Another three hours later driving on the Flinders Highway we reach our todays destination. The kids enjoy the jumping pillow and a bath in the pool. Later we have fresh made stone oven baked pizzas.

(c) Dirk Frantzen 2012 — published via iPad

Position:Dr George Ellis Dr,Richmond Hill,Australien

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