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Saturday, April 14, 2012

the long drive home ...

i thought for any non-Australians... or even Australians who have NEVER lived in the bush, it might be interesting to see some shots from my long drive home ...

hmm... firstly the awesome view from my motel room (Magnetic Island) ..

... doesn't everyone love a sunrise???  i was in Townsville getting some much needed jobs done on our school holidays ...
... then came the long drive home.  Oh great, a road block already!!!


i stopped for smoko (morning tea) at Pentland ... quaint caravan park ...

... i thought the clouds looked nice here ... (through my bug smattered windscreen)

... approaching Richmond ... dinosaur country ...

... all fuelled up again and heading home ...

... more interesting clouds ...

... passing Maxwelton - population - 2 ...  

... finally got to Nelia - population - about 5 ..plus 9 geese and 2 dogs ... time to turn North now ...

... the 100 yr old post office at Nelia ... I stopped to again stretch my legs after a 7 hr trip ... and briefly saw one of the locals.  Georgi has managed to get a grant for a sculptural artist to come out to Nelia in May - Wow!  So there... art even in remote places like this - how great is that? The sculpture will be two brolgas (native birds to the area) and their nest.  (Will try and get some pictures to blog about the next time I'm driving past.)

... only 2 more hours to go - boo hoo... the bitumen runs out soon after Nelia ...
... dangerous wheeltracks - created by vehicles driving in the mud during the wet season.  they can turn your vehicle over if you get caught in them driving too fast.... i'ts ok... i'm a granny driver, so no worries here ...


... eagle flying away from some road kill ... yep - it's one of about 5 million kangaroos that live out here.  road kill is normal driving in the bush.
extreeeeeemly bad cattle tracks on the road now - VERY bumpy to drive on... cattle tracks are created when the cattle walk over the road in the wet season ... the road will be graded soon so will be much better to drive on .

... and finally - our driveway - home sweet home.


hope you enjoyed driving in the bush ...

~ happy days ~

2 comments:

Kris said...

Oh WOW! So that is what the bush looks like? And you drove nine hours. I had no idea it was so barren and didn't realize there are so many dirt roads. How far do you have to travel to get to a town that would sell groceries etc.?

Pretty skies and the post office is so quaint...I love it!

miss b said...

Great photos - looks like a relaxing drive with amazing views - all new to me. Interesting post.
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