Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June 24th 2017

Quilpie was quite busy this Saturday morning. We had several things to attend to before we left…Super Market (again), Fill up with water at the Info centre, fill up with fuel..and so it went on. It was a long drive, but with a good bitumen road, before we turned off onto a dusty gravel road to find Welford NP where we were booked to stay for 2 nights, at the Boomerang Waterhole.
Again the country appeared to be green as if there had been a rain fall. There were many small flocks of emus  enjoying the green feed. It has been surprising how many kangaroos lie dead on the road or on the side of the road. It seems a shame but many birds..eagles hawks and crows eat well because of this carrion. We have seen the first Wedge Tailed eagle for this trip. They are huge birds about 1 metre across the wing span. They seem to have difficulty rising from the road and into flight. The Pelicans give the same impression..they are so big it is amazing that they can rise into flight, from the water.
Across the Barcoo R. from pour camp

It is a warm night where we are camped on the Barcoo River. It is a lovely spot with River Red Gums lining the banks and giving wonderful reflections in the evening sun. There are about 10 or 12 other camping rigs here. We are booked to stay for 2 nights. There are a couple of drives around the park that we can explore and hopefully some walking tracks.
Evening reflections of the Barcoo River

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