Returned to Ilfracombe and have done Longreach almost

We left Muttaburra and headed back to Ilfracombe via Longreach, a bit of a stroll through the outback this was with much road kill and great scenery along the way.

Back in Ilfracombe we have spent the day at Longreach attractions QANTAS Founders Museum and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame, a bit of history and explorer stuff here which by the end of the day was wearing and had us washed out a bit. Luckily, we got back to the van park for happy hour and a chat.

Over the last couple of days Russell has enjoyed the ambience of the local spar, it gets a bit crowded with bodies at times. Needless to say some of the bodies are not always up to scratch and I have to make way so to speak. Not that I am being critical here of course, perfection is in the eye of the beholder.

Had a late afternoon river cruise on the Thompson River on an old paddle boat followed by a camp dinner and bush poet entertainment. Most enjoyable, some old jokes flowed non stop and we have forgotten all of them.

We move on tomorrow to Carisbrooke Station, south of Winton for 4 days. From here we go out to Lark Quarry to see the dinosaur stampede tracks. Also time to just sit back in the great outback.

Enjoying the ambience of the Ilfracombe spar, I went twice but as always requrired three visits to cure all ills, just have to come back.

Black Caviar II setting the pace in the Thompson River classic, part of the bush poet show

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on August 28, 2012, in Outback Queensland 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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