Dave finished up the job on Wednesday arvo, so we had a few drinks up at the Hayes Creek Pub & another great meal & left first thing Thursday Morning.
We stopped in Katherine to get some groceries, then onto Daly Waters Pub for a look:
By the time we got there it was dark & the caravan park was pretty full so after finding a spot & a quick shower we headed up to the pub for a meal & more great music from Rod Dowsett.
We left very early the next morning, heading home to look for work :(
There was roadworks on the Barkley Hwy - NT side:
Then we crossed into Qld
|Crossing the border|
We stopped at Camooweal for fuel - interesting sign:
Back on the road again, not much traffic heading East. mostly heading West.
We did notice that everything was so dry & we passed these cattle obviously the farmer was trying to find them some grass!
A wide load ahead:
|Lucky there was a spot to get off the road!|
Continuing on we got to Mt Isa pretty late & got a drive through site, so we could take off early again.
We decided not to make it to Charters Towers today as Shantelle was working & we would be tired when we got there so we stopped at Hughendon at a lovely little caravan park:
So all rested we set off for Charters Towers about 9 the next morning.
We pulled into the roadhouse to fuel up & spotted these huge Dump Trucks - photo!
Apparently they were waiting for a Police Escort:
when we got to the Top Tourist park it was packed, but they still managed to fit us in.
We had a lovely afternoon catching up with Shantelle & dinner at Irish Molly's Hotel
Then headed off home on Monday morning. But there were heaps of roadworks & 2 Bakeries that held us up :)
The second Bakery was at Cardwell, the poor Town is still recovering from Cyclone Yasi. It is having major roadworks happening & foreshore restoration:
|fenced off Foreshore|
A big thankyou to our neighbours Marty & Tash for taking such great care of our home :)
|Spike back home int the shed!|
Cheers & Happy Travels,