Morven's Ooline Trees
On the Map it looked an easy drive from Morven to Charleville. When the roadside marker said 20kms to Augathella I knew we'd missed the turn off.
After an early morning walk to see the Ooline Trees in Tregolo National Park, we paused to look at The Shed collection.
The Rabbit Fence was built across the Outback to contain the damage by the introduced European rabbit. These gates crossed the road. Imagine today, the road train trucker stopping to open and shut each gate. A Tui moment?
There were only a few vehicles on the road, mainly road trains and travellers like us.
We eventually arrived in Charleville and visited the Flying Doctors. A really worthwhile visit seeing how the Outback families are provided with emergency care. It was also through the Flying Doctor service that educational input into the family began.
John Flyn was the man with the inspiration and stamina to see the project up and running. He is now remembered as the face on the Australian $20 note.
I love their moto "The furtherest corner, the finest care."
In the early 1900s Charleville became the home of a meteorologist. He visited France and was intrigued with the the method they used to stop the hail getting on the vines.
He thought the guns might have a use in his hometown providing a sufficient interruption to air pressure to encourage rain.
Alas his theory didn't quite work.
To the Stars
Last night we visited the Cosmos Attraction where we were introduced to the Stars, the moon and the concept of distance.
Apparently viewing the constellations works better after a bottle of red.
Its worth a visit, especially for the beginning of the talk.
Lesson learned. We will use the GPS for every road trip now as here in the Outback the distance to the next road is a bit longer than in town.
Two Kiwi's who have retired early to travel the world. Share our journey with us.