A Travellerspoint blog

Barcaldine to Winton

Wednesday 8 July 2015

Fine and sunny and 15 degrees today for our 286 km trip from Barcaldine to Winton. We stopped for lunch at Longreach and topped up with fuel.

Our camp-site tonight was the Long Waterhole - a free camp about 2 km south of Winton - however it was completely lacking in facilities. Good camping spots were in short supply as the drought has left the ground badly cracked and very rough. We finally selected a camp site on the levee bank with a view down the waterhole. The waterhole is man-made with a large levee bank to protect the town of Winton in times of flood. While setting up camp we disturbed a Goanna that had been taking the sun.

large_IMGP5929.jpg

Camped on the levee bank at the Long Waterhole.

large_IMGP5920.jpg

Goanna sunning itself on the levee bank.

large_IMGP5926.jpg

Goanna about to disappear down a hole.

large_IMGP5930.jpg

Large cracks in the ground at the Long waterhole - no recent rain.

large_IMGP5927.jpg

A view of the Long waterhole.

large_IMGP5931.jpg

Another view of the Long Waterhole.

large_IMGP5932.jpg

Sunset over Winton.

large_IMGP5938.jpg

Another view of the sunset over Winton.

Posted by TwoAces 04:50

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Comments

beautiful photos, David.

by snowman3195

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Login