Drive to Windorah from Bedourie

I left at midday with George, who was driving machinery at the new subdivion at Bedourie, to overnight at Windorah and experience the trip overland. It was all desert..sand, scrub, the occasional rock..flat, dusty and dry. Colors changed to reds and the occasional mound of sand Sometimes there was a tree…..it is very dry andContinue reading “Drive to Windorah from Bedourie”

Birdsville Track

http://www.southaustralianhistory.com.au/birdsvil.htm The track from Marree in South Australia to Birdsville in Queensland, is the best known and loneliest road in Australia. It was opened up in the 1860s to bring cattle from the Northern Territory, New South Wales and Queensland to the nearest railhead which at that time was Port Augusta. As a result ofContinue reading “Birdsville Track”

Clifton Hills Station Birdsville Track South Australia

Thirty six days the Drill Team stayed on the property for the time it took to drill 1528 meters to find the sandstone bed of the Artesian Basin where the water was. Then the pump was attached and the boiling water gushed out at a rate of 60 liters a second. Pipes transferred the waterContinue reading “Clifton Hills Station Birdsville Track South Australia”

Birdsville Queensland

Birdsville is located 20 kms north of the SA and Qlds Border. It is famous for the Birdsville Pub and the Birdsville Races and Race Track where races are run annually and attract people from all over Australia. Birdsville is a small town located in the Channel Country of Central West Queensland, Australia. It isContinue reading “Birdsville Queensland”

Birdsville and The Birdsville Track

Longreach to Birdsville Photos…a long dusty drive. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.273976739379177.55525.153249504785235&type=1&l=dd58aeefc4 — in Longreach, Queensland. I arrived at Birdsville as part of a 6 Roadtrain Convoy…and we are now cammped at Clifton Hills while the team drill a bore. This will take approximately 6 weeks.. I am the Camp Cook and cooking and washing for the team YesterdayContinue reading “Birdsville and The Birdsville Track”

Boodjamulla Lawn Hill Queensland

Lawn Hill Slideshow: Marguerite’s trip to Brisbane was created with TripAdvisor TripWow! http://www.derm.qld.gov.au/parks/boodjamulla-lawn-hill/culture.html Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) National Park is one of Queensland’s most significant geological parks, with interesting rocks and landscapes spanning hundreds of millions of years . Ancient shallow sea The red, hard sandstone in the eastern part of the main Lawn Hill GorgeContinue reading “Boodjamulla Lawn Hill Queensland”

Moranbah Queensland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moranbah,_Queensland I am working as a Camp Cook at Moranbah….it is a very isolated farm area which is now studded with rigs mining natural gas with coal energy. I did a 3 day induction and a local induction and am now working in a Camp. Mackay is 2 hours by car driving through Nebo andContinue reading “Moranbah Queensland”

Comet Queensland

Comet is a very small town 42 kms from Blackwater. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comet,_Queensland Comet is a town in central Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Capricorn Highway, 859 kilometres (534 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Comet and the surrounding area had a population of 233.[1] Comet is the oldest town in the Emerald region, establishedContinue reading “Comet Queensland”

Kalkarindji – Wave Hill Station..Fossicking for amethyst, citrine and prehnite

http://gemfossicking.com.au/wavehill_station.html Gemstones found in the Wave Hill area of Kalkarindji include Prehnite, Smokey Quartz, Agate, Jasper, Amethyst, Citrine crystal and Calcite.Extensive areas around here are under lain by volcanic rocks; these basalts contain geodes which decompose and weather out over time to form hollow lava encrusted boulders with their inner surfaces encrusted with crystals. TheseContinue reading “Kalkarindji – Wave Hill Station..Fossicking for amethyst, citrine and prehnite”

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