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From Bourke to Yowah

Days 12 - 15

semi-overcast 17 °C

Day 12. July 7
We've not much to report today. We went to town 3 times. Hiroe had a haircut. We refuelled. We purchased some groceries and just sat around for the rest of the time relaxing. It has been reasonably warm today for a change.

Day 13. July 8
We left Bourke this morning and drove northwards towards Cunnamulla which is in Queensland. On the way we stopped for morning tea and noticed a couple of Major Mitchell Cockatoos in a tree.
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We crossed the border and in doing so took some photos.
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We continued on to just 31 km south of Cunnamulla and have camped for the night in a truck stop - well we are back into the scrub further away from the truck stop itself.

Day 14. July 9
We drove into Cunnamulla this morning and had a good look around the town including a visit to the Information Centre and the statue of The Cunnamulla Fella which originated from a song by Slim Dusty.
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After doing some more shopping (a never ending task since caravans have limited space), we drove on to Eulo where we had lunch and another walk around this very small town.. There is a bronze statue of a Diprotodon who's bones were found near hear a few years back. Diprotodona were the largest marsupials to have ever lived.
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The old Police cells have been restored and moved to a small park in town.
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Just a short trip down the road is a date farm - well was a date farm - the drought has meant that it no longer is viable. There was a junk ("STUFF") shed in the yard.
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10km further on was a couple of Mud Mounds however they were not working but we had a look anyway.
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On then to Yowah where we have camped for a few nights. This is an Opal area and we are hoping to all become millionaires.

Day 15. July 10.
At Yowah. We will leave here tomorrow morning and sad to say we didn't make millions, in fact we didn't make cents. We went for a walk around town this morning (it didn't take long). We had morning tea then returned to the vans to prepare for lunch and noticed a weird cloud formation behind our caravan.
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After lunch Pommy joined us for a trip out to "The Bluff" to have a look at the surrounding countryside. (Not too much to see either).
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We visited the local Sunday Markets and didn't buy any opals.
It is very dry out here - we can't work out what the native animal eat (apart from rocks) nor what the few cattle we have seen eat.

Posted by Bobnhiroe 22:38 Archived in Australia

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