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A Lazy Day in Charleville

Day 26 - Wednesday 5 June 2013

A very slow start to the day today, and eventually we drove into town for papers and a coffee and toasted banana bread at the bakery. Back at the van we decided to book in for another night in the caravan park, and also booked in for the evening Bilby Experience at 6:00 pm. We spent an hour of so planning our itinerary for the next 5 or 6 weeks as we have realised that by the time we get to the coast it will be Queensland school holidays.

During the afternoon we sat around watching the action in the caravan park - they were busy squeezing vans in everywhere. A number old cars arrived, apparently some sort of a cross country rally as they were all covered in dust. Later in the day an RACQ truck arrived with a caravan on its flat tray - the caravan had lost a wheel - it looked like a broken stub axle.

At 6:00 pm we arrived at the Bilby Centre for a short lecture on the Qld National Parks programme to save the Bilby from extinction. This was followed by a DVD about the establishment of a 25 square kilometre area within a nearby National Park that was fenced and cleared of all feral animals, mainly cats and foxes, so that the Bilbies could be encouraged to breed and re-establish their numbers. After the DVD we went to the Bilby enclosure and saw a number of the animals in captivity - they are rather like large bandicoots with rabbit-like ears. As the enclosure was bathed in red light for viewing purposes, and the fact that flash photography was banned, there are no photos. Di thinks that the Bilbies are very cute!

While we were at the Bilby Centre we got a phone call from the Cosmos Observatory to advise that that evenings observation experience had been cancelled because of overcast conditions. We are now booked in for the 9:00 pm session tomorrow, so here's hoping for clear skies.

No photos today.

Posted by TwoAces 02:59

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