|Getting the blog up to date before leaving Boulia
We stopped off for another coffee break at one of the roadside stopping places, this was a fun one with loads of messages written on the water storage container by fellow travelers. Somebody has a sense of humour, is this ET on the Min Min Way I wonder <g>.
Next stop for coffee was at another view point, this one was explaining how we were traveling across a sea which used to exist many moons ago. One of the activities mentioned on the blurb written there was to 'Imagine you are standing on an island in the middle of the huge Eromanga Sea with crocodiles and Ichthyosaurs around you looking for a meal. Enjoy the view'. So here you are, you can now do the exercise too.
On arriving at Winton we went to the Tourist Office located in the Waltzing Matilda Center to get our fossicking permit for Queensland, yes we are still trying to find our millions. This area has a abundant supply of opals, I wonder if we will be lucky. It is going to take us a day or two to get to the opal fields near Toompine. Winton was not an overly friendly place, we really felt like visitors who were in the way, we did manage to get a lovely cup of coffee and then made a rapid exit.
I did learn today that Winton is also the birthplace of the famous song, Waltzing Matilda, by Banjo Patterson and also the birthplace of the Quantas Airline. Quantas then moved it's location to Longreach which is where we now are, tucked up in another motel called Jumbuck.
More straight roads and flat land, it just seems to go on and on.
The rain (left overs from the Brisbane floods) is on it's way and what a fabulous sky, a rainbow that seemed more like a wide prism with the sunset bouncing of the clouds.
Wonderful, when I looked in the bathroom there is a bath, I have not seen one of these inventions since leaving Woolongbar some 6 weeks ago. Guess where I spent some time after we had eaten dinner!!!!!!
Back in our room before having my bath we sat outside with our friendly visitor <g>
In closing the blog for today another sunset picture, this one was taken at the same time as the clouds and rainbow picture above, just looking in the opposite direction.