Monthly Archives: May 2011

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Long, long way into Winton – Longreach to Winton (180/3049km)

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(Written by Dave) Another icy night – the internet said 1.3 degrees when we got up at 5AM! We had everything packed the night before but still had to eat a mountain of brekkie. We were ready to ride about … Continue reading

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Last rest day in Longreach – 7 week summary

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(Written by Dave) Up early for home-made egg and bacon rolls before we headed to the Longreach School of Distance Education – our last tourist stop in Longreach. Distance education was a big customer of ours when I worked at Polycom … Continue reading

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Rest day no. 2 in Longreach – museums with cowboys

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(written by Nancy) We walked into town last night for dinner at the Eagles Nest Bar and Grill – food was good and the beer was even better (James Squire)! The walk back to the campground was very dark but … Continue reading

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Rest day one in Longreach – QANTAS Museum

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(written by Dave) Nice rest day in Longreach – not really resting as we headed to town for a look around, then hit the Qantas Museum in the afternoon. It was cold again this morning, no frost still which was … Continue reading

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Blowing along the Matilda Highway – Barcy to Longreach (110k) (2870k total)

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(Written by Dave) It was bloody cold overnight. The radio said “4 degrees, with wind chill, feels like 1.4”. For the record 1.4 is getting darn close to freezing. We didn’t have any frost on the tent but it was … Continue reading

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Rest day in Barcaldine

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  (written by Nancy) Well, not a happy end to the State of Origin game last night for the Blues – once again a loss to Queensland. We stayed at a pub until half-time, when Dave could no longer take … Continue reading

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Cold day on the Capricorn Hwy to Barcaldine (88k)

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(written by Nancy) Dave had the great idea to set the alarm this morning so that we could get up early and get on the road before the winds got too serious. So, at 5:30, in the pitch dark the … Continue reading

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Onto Jericho – land of weird things – Alpha to Jericho (56ks)

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(Written by Dave) Traffic overnight on the Capricorn highway was almost non-existent – either that or we were both pretty tired and we didn’t hear the trucks. We were warned by a couple guys staying in our park that the … Continue reading

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The wind turns on us – Bogantungan to Alpha (74)

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(written by Nancy) We woke to heavy fog this morning – could not see the road or much around us. It was not too cold though – felt pretty muggy even at 6:30 when we finally crawled out of the … Continue reading

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Quiet Sunday in the gem fields – Emerald to Bogantungan (101k)

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(written by Nancy) The caravan park really filled up last night – we were all stacked up on each other and a few times while we were in the camp kitchen Dave had to go out and make sure the … Continue reading