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Winton to Cloncurry

Day 33 - Wednesday 12 June 2013

Forecast for today was 17 to 28 degrees with intermittent clouds. We packed up and left the caravan park at 9:30 am and drove across the road to fill up at the servo, diesel in Winton - miles from anywhere - is 1.519 cpl, no doubt because we are on a major road-train route.

The traffic was very light this morning with little traffic heading north. Some road-train traffic and caravans going south however - maybe no fish at Karumba? About half way to Cloncurry we stopped for a coffee at the Kynuna Road House. About 50 kms from Cloncurry the low fuel warning light came on so we decided that perhaps we should add the contents on one of our jerry cans, rather than risk running out of fuel. As it turned out when we filled up with fuel in Cloncurry, we would have had one litre left. Interestingly the cost of fuel in Cloncurry is $1.699 - 18 cpl dearer than in Winton - just another rip-off!!!!

We arrived at the Discovery Caravan Park at about 2:00 pm and were allocated site 13 - but some one else was already in it! We ended up on site 10 - the caravan park staff were in a bit of a muddle because their computer system had crashed. After setting up for two nights we headed to Woollies for a bit of grocery shopping, then Cellarbrations for a few bottles of wine, and finally Woollies/Caltex for fuel. Luckily we still had a 15 cent discount voucher to make up for the exorbitant cost of fuel!

At about 5:00 pm we joined a group of caravaners for a happy hour. Most were from Victoria and like us were heading north for the winter.

No Photos today.

Posted by TwoAces 02:53

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