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Oct 28, 2011 - Winton - Oct 28-Nov2

Winton is HOT HOT and HOT - around the 40 each day and high 30s into the late evening!! We are getting close to having had enough of the heat (and humidity) already!! Our "luck" continues - the Dinosaur Stampede Footprints at Lark Quarry were closed 6 days before we arrived, due to a crack in one of the walls!! Most Touristy things have now stopped for the Wet - all seemed to finish on 30th Sept, and here we are, in Oct!! Oh well..... We spent 3 great hours in the Waltzing Matilda Museum - the only museum in the world dedicated to a song....

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Around Aus in 2011

Jul 24, 2011 - Our Last Night in Winton.

Hey, The last few days seem to have taken ages to pass, but also have flown by! The first night in Winton was very noisy with massive generators for the pub running all night. I slept fine, but Barry struggled. Did not take long to pack up the van and then we went and had breakfast at the bakery - will not say what we had, but it was not a normal kind of breadfast! The caravan park we are in now is much better - trees and peace (except last night when Elvis was playing in the shed and boy was he loud!). Friday we explored the township and...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Ok time for a proper catchup.

Hello, Having to go back in my journal to see what I have missed. I think I forgot to say that we enjoyed our tour of the School of the Air - it was so interesting and was a real eye opener. We donated a book to the library for children to be asked to find out about Hobart and learn about Tasmania. We made it to Blackall before the rain arrived after leaving Isisford. Apparently they had quite a bit of rain there, so was a good decision. We parked up outside the Barcoo Hotel in Blackall and it was a great spot. We had one wet and soggy day...

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Jul 21, 2011 - Proper Catchup Part 2.

The day after my birthday we had lunch in the tea garden and sat under the umbrella for a couple of hours. Yesterday we decided to go to Aramac for a look and took a picnic. We got there about 1pm. Had our lunch in the Memorial Park and then walked around the tiny town. Had a drink in the pub and chatted to the barmaid who is a german backpacker and working there for 8 weeks. She told us about the Gray Rock, which I will tell you about in a minute. Firstly I was posting a postcard when I heard a little voice say hello - after looking for a...

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May 23, 2011 - Winton

20th May. On the road again this morning we are heading for Winton, another small country town, we have booked into the Matilda Caravan Park for two nights, it’s a not so O.K. park, old transportable amenities, we are now really in the Outback, so we can’t expect too much. After lunch we went down town, but there isn’t much to see, lots of opal shops, five or six pubs, but little else. There is the Waltzing Matilda exhibition, and we had a cold drink in the North Gregory Hotel, where it is said that the Waltzing Matilda was first performed,...

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Aug 20, 2010 - On to Winton

We arrived in Winton after an easy trip of 179 km, through flat endless plains with very few trees and only the occasional glimpse of a cattle station far off in the distance. Winton is a small country town with a number of tourist attractions including the Australian Age of Dinosaurs centre. Fossilised dinosaur bones have been found in several locations around Winton and “digs” are carried out in this area all the time. We toured the Dinosaur centre and found it very interesting, amazed at the size of the fossilised bones so far recovered....

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May 30, 2010 - Waltzing Matilda

Long, straight roads that go on and on and on.... what a landscape it is out here! Took forever to pack up this morning - didn't leave til just after 10am, so really need to get quicker at this! Oh well, tis only day 1. But really it has been a lovely day today. A lot more leisurely and relaxing for sure. Even got to be a tourist, which I absolutely love! After Blackall we continued on for 2 hours along the aforementioned straight roads until we hit the big centre of Longreach. Actually have been here before on our Birdsville trip in 2004...

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Aug 8, 2008 - Day 46 - Richmond to Winton

Vital Statistics Distance: 341 KM Diesel Price Richmond : $1.98 Fuel Economy : 13.0 ltr / 100 We woke at 7am, ate breakfast, packed up the van, and arrived at the Kronosaurus Korner Dinosaur museum at around 9am. We spent the morning exploring the many dinosaur skeletons in the Museum. All of the kids had a wonderful time. After several hours in the Museum we went to the coffee shop and bumped into Phil and Anne Breeze. Phil Breeze is a good friend of Pete’s dad, having worked for him for many years. The Breeze’s had left Mt Isa only...

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Apr 30, 2008 - 30th April, heading for Campaspe River

Wednesday 30th April....up early to finish off yesterdays blog, had some real dramas uploading photos, so gave up about 10.30pm and decided in the morning would be easier. Also wanted to put the goop in my bike tyre....looks like success with that, stayed up all day. While all this was happening Terri was off videoing birds and animals. Found the Hall of Fame mule, some horses and kangaroos. With all these extra tasks we still managed to pull out of Longreach about 9.15am. The pack-up is getting more and more streamlined, we're almost...

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