Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29th...DAY 43

Another bright morning of clear skies. Peter and Di left Theresa Creek dam about 7.30 am on the  final leg to Airlie Beach.
After having a walk around this large dry camping area we headed south through barren undulating country. The cattle we saw were, sadly, in a very poor condition.

Points of most interest were Rubyvale and then Sapphire which are a little way north of Emerald. From the names of these settlements you will guess we are in the middle of 'gem stone' country. John and I would not have the interest or patience to look for gems. Living conditions overall are poor with shanties, sheds and old caravans a common sight.

The line of the Tropic of Capricorn

We lunched very near the Tropic of Capricorn sign which is actually runs between Rubyvale and Sapphire.

Tonight we have camped on the banks of the Nogoa River.. where it runs through a camping property called 'Higher Ground'. It is a lovely bush aspect and makes a change from the busy camps we have been in.

Nogoa River goes on to flow through Emerald

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