Our days are starting earlier as our bodies sync in time with daylight hours. In the middle of breakfast we received a text from fellow travellers Rolanda and Mark from Travellers Nest. They were heading through Barcaldine in 45 mins.
It was a quick pack up and we joined them for coffee in a delicious bakery, nestled between the Butcher and the Supermarket.
We swapped stories and had a great catch up. While we were chatting, Geoff spotted a good deal for steak so we all went in to investigate.
We left with a large fillet of sirloin vacuum packed in 2cm thick slices along with a half a lamb leg roast, filling the freezer once again.
In the butchers are beautiful photos of the Outback, as it turns out they're from Boulia where the butcher hails from. After chatting with him, we are going to consider doing a loop to Mt Isa through Boulia.
We paused for an hour in Ifracombe. A wonderful explanation of the finding of water and facts about the huge underground resource.
Of interest is the Mile long display of early farm and roading equipment all beautifully and brightly painted up.
Included in the offering is a bottle collection.
I used to collect teaspoons but with a change to a minimalist life style I don't "get" multiple collections. Plus I have nowhere to store extras, living in a Motorhome. However, the above photo kind of explains it.
Some of the bottles are quite unique.
We continued west to Longreach. Each town we arrive at, we go to the information centre. This one is the first I've wanted to photograph. It's very cleverly done.
We might be in the Outback, but we sure aren't alone. This is Apex Park a bush camp (less of the bush and more of the dust) which is our home for a few days.
Two Kiwi's who have retired early to travel the world. Share our journey with us.