Had cuppa and a happy birthday song for Frank and some songs that are not repeatable. Left Daly Waters for Dunmara Roadhouse where some had a cooked breakfast, especially birthday boy. Day is cool and low cloud, cars are operating with ease in these conditions. Plan a short day [400kms] stopping at Newcastle Waters. Looked around the heritage townsite and Packer’s massive homestead. Water flowing over the road and people fishing on the side of the road. Now stopped at Elliott, a nice aboriginal town.
On to Elliot and fuelled up; weather was cloudy but warm. Reached Threeways early, tidied up cars and had a clean up and rest. We all had a drink to Frank’s birthday and are taking him out to dinner. We all gave him presents and he was silent and appreciative.
Tomorrow we head east along the Barkley Hwy into Queensland. We are travelling through country similiar to the Pilbara WA; all very wet and green with scattered parkland trees, mainly acacias and some eucalyptus.