We have done an awful lot of kms since we left home 3 days ago.
After spending our first night in the tiny town of Augathella we headed for Barcaldine which has a very unusual memorial to a 100 year old tree called the "Tree of Knowledge" which was sabotaged and killed a few years ago. The dead tree remains with this sculptural canopy above it. Apparently the Australian labour party was formed underneath the branches of this tree.
Last night we stayed at Longreach gateway to the outback and the home of the "Stockman's Hall of Fame". A wonderful tribute to all those incredible men who spent their lives with horses, cattle & sheep. Lots about droving and the tools of their trade...really fascinating.
On to McKinlay where the pub scenes at Walkabout Creek were filmed for the movie Crocodile Dundee. They have moved the pub from in the township to on to the main highway.
Well that's it from me out here in the back of beyond. One last thing you should see the road trains out here....HUGE! Not just one trailer 4 & 5!! Tomorrow we are off to Mt Isa and beyond.
Blessings Michelle xx