Day 17 – Longreach to Augathella

On the road again, photo shot Qantas 747 and then off to Barcaldine and Blackall. We encountered the worst head winds of the trip; all cars suffered and Glad was nearly unable to move forward; it appears 2 cylinders are not working. Took all day to do 340kms to get to Augathella. We have arranged to inspect Glad in the morning at Warrego motors, who have offered us some workshop space. Could be valves, tappets or ????

Bob the Banker met his first Cane Toad in one of his socks – it died from the smell. Peter has brought a pack of dogs to keep Tommy company. Bob the gardener had a flat tyre and a modern shocky fell off; otherwise all cars behaved well considering the wind and very poor roads.


We have not seen sun in Queensland.  Is this the sunshine state?


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