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Lloyd Jones Weir, near Barcaldine

Sunday 5 July to Tuesday 7 July 2015

Temperatures each day ranged from about 10 degrees overnight to about 24 degrees during the day - fine and sunny.

We spent an enjoyable few days at Lloyd Jones Weir free camping. Being only 15 km south of Barcaldine we visited the town each day for groceries, newspapers, fuel, and tourist information. Our new batteries performed well with regular charging with the Honda generator each day. Two to three hours of TV with the inverter resulted in a minimum voltage overnight of 12.4 volts.

Each evening we had the fire pot out, and had a plentiful supply of fire-wood collected from along the access road to the camp. Surprisingly, while we were only 15 km from Barcaldine, there was no Telstra mobile phone service. Come on Telstra - lift your game!

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Camped at Lloyd Jones Weir

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Campers at Lloyd Jones Weir

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The latest model of slide-on campers.

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A kookaburra sits on an old gum tree.

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Lloyd Jones Weir, near Barcaldine.

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The Labour Party Tree of knowledge - I think that it is dead?

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Barcaldine Tourist Information Centre.

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Spirit of the Outback having a rest stop at Barcaldine.

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Spirit of the Outback Dining Car.

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Cobb and Co route from Blackall to Barcaldine.

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Reflections on Lloyd Jones Weir.

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Pelican on Lloyd Jones Weir.

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Evening sun on the trees at Lloyd Jones Weir.

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Late sun on the trees at Lloyd Jones Weir.

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Di's got the fire pot out again.

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Cattle grazing outside the camp-site.

Posted by TwoAces 03:23

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