Nearly to Birdsville!

Submitted: Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:30
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Hi all,

Just thought I'd say gooday from Windorah, where they have very nice internet facilities in the Information centre.

I have to thank everyone for their suggestions after my last post - we enjoyed the free camping at Chinchilla weir, and at the Neil Turner weir in Mitchell. We tried staying at the Major Mitchell caravan park, but were turned away (even though they didn't look full). I'm sad to say that after talking to other people around the place, we all think they don't like camper trailers. However, we had a lovely swim in the hot artesian pool. We also enjoyed staying at Nardoo Station just north of Cunnamulla, and had a good soak in their artesian pool, unfortunately it rained heaps so the site was very muddy, but the facilities were really good. If you go to Charleville you must go on the tour of Hotel Corones if you are interested in local characters and history - we loved it. We also had the best steak sandwich at the Toompine Hotel (the pub without a town). They have some great signs out the front too. I think my favourite was "Angle parking - any angle", especially after our struggles with reverse angle parking in various towns we have visited.

The road to Birdsville re-opened today, so we are off the Birdsville tomorrow - can't wait!

Our next post will probably be from Birdsville or possibly Marree.

Happy travels
Anne and Millny
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Reply By: Des Lexic - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:36

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:36
Keep up the good times Anne. Look forward to your reports
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Reply By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:37

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:37
Anne ,Glad to hear all is going well. Don't forget to say hello to Ruth & enjoy the rest of your trip.
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie- Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:53

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:53
Hey Bob,
How's things in your neck of the woods. Got that rig of yours pumpin' again??
Still comin' over to Berri??
Catchya (but not if you've re-fitted the Dtronic I guess. LOL)
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 16:17

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 16:17
Things are great Roachie. I'll leave the D'tronic off for a few 1000 ks so you can catch me at Berri.
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:49

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:49
Let us know waths happening in Birdsville as Ruth seems to have become quite on us.
We will be in Birdsville in 5 weeks time. My how the time drags, still 5 weeks to go.
Enjoy, but leave some yabbis for us
Vince
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn(VIC) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 16:31

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 16:31
I agree, say gooday to Ruth from me too.

Vince, I will be in Birdsville (hopefully, weather permitting) on 6th July, when will you be there?

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:01

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:01
I believe that Ruth is away on a bit of R&R
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:32

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:32
?Romping and Rooting.....................................around the shops looking for a bargain.
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 17:29

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 17:29
Say Hi to Ruth and Ian and Karsten and Paul and all the other folk from Birdsville - ahh the yummy yabbies - what a night that was! Could have met Theo too but I am driving a Toyota and didn't need a mechanic!
Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Frank - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 20:05

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 20:05
Ditto about passing reguards to ruth

looks like a few of us will be in birdsville for the races any chance of a few pics of the camping options its funny I lived in that country most of my life and I am now only just seeing it used to be 30 mile from the dog fence never seen til I was 24 went to a cricket match at Quinabee never had a reason to go there before

thanks frank
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Reply By: Willem - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:03

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 21:03
Hi Anne

' We tried staying at the Major Mitchell caravan park, but were turned away (even though they didn't look full). I'm sad to say that after talking to other people around the place, we all think they don't like camper trailers.'

Now what would have given you that impression? Please explain.

Cheers
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Reply By: Bundy - Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:31

Friday, May 28, 2004 at 23:31
Hi Anne

Great to hear that all is going well.

We are heading out that direction in a few weeks time. We had planned to stay at the Major Mitchell CP as well but by what you said that may not be on! Can you elaborate as to why you didn't think CTs were liked? Was the weir camping fine?

Did you spy anywhere to camp along the road between Mitchell and Windorah (riverside?) preferably to the west of Charleville?

Hope your trip continues smoothly...we are counting down the days...

Bundy
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Reply By: Karsten from Birdsville Studio - Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 08:48

Saturday, May 29, 2004 at 08:48
Windorah's a very lovely town, Anne, but make sure you drop into the Blue Poles Gallery & Caravanserai Cafe when you reach Birdsville. You can check out our menu at the Caravanserai Cafe and book or order food on UHF channel 20! We also offer sunset dinners for people heading out to Big Red, the Dingo Caves or Pelican Point to watch one of our great sunsets. For $15 per person, a choice from our huge range of meals plus a FREE can of soft drink, plates and cutlery provided, kept nice and warm until you get there in one of our hot bags.

Safe Travelling all......
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