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Day 118 - Friday 31 August 2012

Katherine to Daly Waters

We got away from Katherine at about 9:45 am for our shortish trip of 280 kms to Daly Waters. On the way we stopped at the Cafe and Art Gallery at Mataranka for a cappucino.

Mataranka Cafe and Gallery

Mataranka Cafe and Gallery

Mataranka Pub in the middle of the Never Never

Mataranka Pub in the middle of the Never Never

We arrived at the Daly Waters Pub at about 1:15 pm and checked in for the night, and were allocated a fairly shady spot. We also paid up for our Beef and Barra dinner and were allocated the 6:30 time slot. After setting up we went for a walk around the caravan park and had a couple of beers in the pub to cool down. Since our last visit two years ago the caravan park has almost doubled in size and now has a small swimming pool, the pub is just the same - still cluttered with memorabilia - but the beer is cold!

Di stopping the traffic at Daly Waters

Di stopping the traffic at Daly Waters

Daly Waters Pub

Daly Waters Pub

Daly Waters Pub Swimming Pool

Daly Waters Pub Swimming Pool

Di blending in at the Daly Waters Pub

Di blending in at the Daly Waters Pub

Signs and number plates

Signs and number plates

Our camp site at Daly Waters

Our camp site at Daly Waters

Daly Waters Caravan Park complete with dust storm

Daly Waters Caravan Park complete with dust storm

Ladies Dunny

Ladies Dunny

About 4:30 pm we wandered back to the bar for the half-price happy hour. Our meal was booked for 6:30 pm and was delivered on time. The meal was excellent - the barra was well cooked and the beef (rump) was also cooked to instructions - medium for Di and medium rare for David. The meals were served with salad from a self serve salad bar. The meal was outstanding and even better with a Peter Lehman Shiraz. Its just amazing that you can get a first class meal at an out of the way outback pub! The meal was followed at 7:30 pm by a comedian/singer who put on a one hour show - he has been doing it since March 2012 and tonight was his last performance for the season.

Di's Beef and Barra

Di's Beef and Barra

Daly Waters live music

Daly Waters live music

There was a full moon last night and it was a blue moon - a blue moon is the second full moon when there are two full moons in the same month and it is not expected to happen again for about 3 years. Hence the expression "Once in a blue moon".

A blue moon

A blue moon

We are heading for Banka Banka Station tomorrow, then Devil's Marbles and Gem Tree and may not have Next G coverage or internat access for a while.

Posted by TwoAces 15:29

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