Day 14 – Cloncurry to Winton







We departed at a leisurely hour to meet Reg who was camped out of town. Eventually the team assembled themselves and we departed at 9.30am, definitely in tourist mode. Strong headwinds and steady rain for the first half of the day, down to 65kms.  Cars all performing well under the conditions; no breakdowns or minor adjustments required all day. Saw bustard turkeys, brolgas, kangaroos, budgies, cattle [now drought master ], apostle birds,  and miles of undulating open black soil plains with thunderstorms scattered in all directions.  Very few homesteads in sight, all the population wear ten-gallon hats –  very Queensland. Stopped at Crocodile Dundee’s famous pub and at Kynuna, famous for its rodeos; lunched here.

We had the mandatory 1 hour stop and onto Winton for the night.  Rain threatening so some camped some in chalets. Winton hotel for dinner. Winton is the home of the droughtmaster  cattle in Australia; a big town and nearly the centre point of Qld. Hope to see its museum and truck museum in the morning. Only covered 350kms today;  it was enough with the head winds. All well.

Below left to right:  Allan, Colin, Anthony, Frank, Bob banker, Peter,  Reg and Bob the whittler [stick still in carby]. Coral absent making scones and Brett photographer.Peter Eadley’s  1928  Phaeton is called “Granny” and Ihave not noticed any other names of our Model As that could be perceived to be repeatable on this blog.

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8 Responses to Day 14 – Cloncurry to Winton

  1. It looks pretty good.. There are quite a lot of things and activities there. It's just that we went there in the weekday so it didn't look like there were too many people.

  2. Bonjour,Sans rentrer dans les détails techniques, et pour ceux que ça pourrait intéresser, l’évolution de la quantité de lumière qui entre dans l’appareil en fonction de l’ouverture n’est effectivement pas linéaire, mais est une fonction carrée. Cette quantité de lumière est en effet liée à l’aire du disque laissé « ouvert » par le diaphragme, qui évolue en fonction du rayon au carré, et donc de f^2

  3. I totally understand not wanting your pump to go to waste. I felt the same (I also had purchased a pumping bra) but even 2 weeks of breastfeeding is so beneficial so I decided it was worth it. I am amazed you were able to pump for so long! I do think occasionally about how breast feeding can keep Roo healthier with ear infections and such, so I pray we are as lucky as you in that area. And bottle feeding has its advantages but bottle washing is not one of them I hear ya on that one! Haha!

  4. Love the ring and spotted cardigan! I need a super warm jacket too. My nice camel coat is good but need something padded I fear if the weather continues like this….brrr 🙂 xoxo Roz

  5. That’s a creative answer to a difficult question

  6. *The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

  7. I should let my hubby answer this one. He’s become the pro at moving for us since we’ve moved a total of 5 times in the last 9 years. I hate moving. I will not pack, but I will unpack.

  8. Beror ju alltid pÃ¥ tjockleken, samt om man har t.ex. järntrÃ¥d eller aliminium i eller sÃ¥. Med den leran jag använder sitter det som sten mestadels. Och plastkompositen är ännu hÃ¥rdare, den dina magneter är gjorda av. De har inte pajat än, la? 😛

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