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Miles to Charleville

Wednesday 1 July 2015

A bit cloudy this morning with a hint of rain. We retraced our route back to Miles and turned west towards Roma where we refuelled, before stopping for lunch at Mitchell. After lunch at the Anzac Memorial Park we walked back into town for papers, and while we were doing this a 4 trailer road-train passed us heading west. We ended up following him for about 100 km to Morven, and as the last trailer tends to wander all over the road we did not attempt to pass. Even the oncoming road trains were giving him plenty of room. While he generally maintained a speed of 85 to 90 kph, which suited us, he frequently slowed to about 60 kph on the hills. Thankfully at Morven he turned north for Augathella while we continued west to Charleville.

We arrived at the Bailey Bar Caravan Park at about 4:00 pm and booked in for three nights. It was just as well that we had booked ahead as the park was full of families with kids in town for a football carnival (rugby in this part of the world) at the nearby showground. Being a 5th wheeler we got one of the two large sites either side of the amenities block. The last time we were here we got the one on the other side. After a long day driving we had a quiet night watching TV. For some reason we had an excellent signal on Foxtel, but could not get good reception on VAST.


Lunch at the Mitchell Memorial Park.


New growth on a paper bark.


The Western Hotel in Mitchell.

Posted by TwoAces 22:52

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