Windorah Queensland

http://toolserver.org/~geohack/geohack.php?pagename=Windorah&params=25_25_S_142_39_E_type:city_region:AU-QLD Windorah is a small town which features a service station with a blind attendant who actually does very well as he works everything by touch and knows where everything is.  Next door is a Café, snack bar and shop, which was closed 12.30 to 2.30 so we had to go across the road toContinue reading “Windorah Queensland”

Birdsville to Windorah past Betoota

From Birdsville there was 486 kms of mostly dusty road interspersed with roadwork detours into even dustier roads. I transferred to the biggest Triple Road Train which carried the rig gear. I now had a great view of everything in a 5 star air-conditioned comfortable Road Train, a softer seat, with country music and theContinue reading “Birdsville to Windorah past Betoota”

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”

Corones Hotel Charleville

http://hotelcorones.com.au/history You can purchase the Print on a covered Canvas http://www.zazzle.com/outback_australian_pubs-192179347835592458 In 1926 Corones became the registered owner of the Hotel Norman; a single story hotel established c1895 located a block south of the Hotel Charleville on the corner of Wills and Galatea Street. In an advertisement in Pugh’s Almanac for 1905, proprietor DC McDonaldContinue reading “Corones Hotel Charleville”

Strzelecki Desert Australia

South of Birdsville you drive the Birdsville track through the Strzelcki Desert. This is white sands powdery fine known as Bulldust. It is very dusty and at times the bulldust collects along the roads and it can be slippery. The roadsides are rich with wildflowers in September http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strzelecki_Desert   The Strzelecki Desert /tʃəˈlɛtski/[1] is locatedContinue reading “Strzelecki Desert Australia”

Desert Pavements…Sturt Stony Desert

A desert pavement is a desert surface that is covered with closely packed, interlocking angular or rounded rock fragments of pebble and cobble size. Several theories have been proposed for their formation.[1] The more common theory is that they form by the gradual removal of the sand, dust and other fine grained material by theContinue reading “Desert Pavements…Sturt Stony Desert”

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”

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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