We’re already noticing a difference in the weather and we were glad the quilt was back on the bed last night. I’m a bit jealous of those caravaners heading north. Newcastle Waters is a place we discovered in 2002 and we’ve been back since. The first time the area was dry but last time there was a lagoon so we were keen to see how it looks now. We weren’t disappointed there was plenty of water and birds too. It’s Saturday so there were no children at the school and everything was quiet.
After Newcastle Waters we called in at Elliot. Reading the information boards makes me think of Dad who came back from New Guinea at the end of the war and would have passed through here. It was an overnight stop for convoys coming down from Larrimah. The memorial statue seems very different to me from the usual ones which show tall, slim soldiers with standard facial features and holding a gun. This one is more stylised and has a knife in his belt. I think it’s probably a better representation of the “average soldier”.
After Elliot we continued on to Renner Springs for a drink and stretch of legs.
We arrived in Tennant Creek mid afternoon and we were both ready for some lunch. We’re staying at the Outback Caravan Park and Happy Hour is from 4:30 until 6:30, that’s a NT Happy Hour.