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Goondiwindi to St George

Day 74 - Tuesday 9 Sep 2014

Fine and clear and 27 degrees in Goondiwindi today, while St George was fine and clear and 28 degrees.

We were on the road by 9:30 am for another relatively short trip of 200 kms from Goondiwindi to St George. We stopped for morning coffee at Weengallon Rest Area. The traffic this morning was relatively light with a few road trains heading east, but none going west with us today. While we were having a coffee four road trains in a row went past on their way to Goondiwindi.

Morning coffee at the Weengallon Rest Area

Morning coffee at the Weengallon Rest Area

One of the many road trains heading east

One of the many road trains heading east

We arrived at Pelicans Rest Tourist Park in St George just after noon and checked in for one night on a drive through site. The park is a Top Tourist Park and appears to be relatively new with very good facilities.

Pelican Rest Top Tourist Park

Pelican Rest Top Tourist Park

Drive through site 9 at Pelican Rest Tourist Park at St George

Drive through site 9 at Pelican Rest Tourist Park at St George

The Pelican Rest Tourist Park is filling up

The Pelican Rest Tourist Park is filling up

After lunch we went to visit the Visitor Information Centre, buy some fuel, and take a wander around the town. Sir Thomas Mitchell crossed the Balonne River in 1846. The town now boasts a population of 3, 800 and is a prosperous centre of a cotton, sheep and wheat industries based on irrigation from the Balonne River. St George suffered severe flooding on three occasions between 2010 and 2012. The town gained national attention with the election of local accountant Barnaby Joyce to the Australian Senate following the 2004 federal election. St George lays claim to being the fishing Capital of inland Queensland with Murray Cod and Yellowbelly

Balonne River at St George

Balonne River at St George

Flood markers on the Balonne River at St George

Flood markers on the Balonne River at St George

Today's weather photo - we struggled to find some cloud

Today's weather photo - we struggled to find some cloud

Jack Thompson Weir

Jack Thompson Weir

Spillway of the Jack Thompson Weir on the Balonne River

Spillway of the Jack Thompson Weir on the Balonne River

Posted by TwoAces 02:55

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