Some places we've been and some places we're going.

Who would have believed it, shoes feeling like lead weights due to mud on the soles at Farina, a town abandoned because rain was so infrequent. The place is busy now though with visitors coming to see the restorations and all the volunteers carrying out the work. The Bakery is the busiest place and any food left unsold at the end of the day is given to the volunteers.

We visited the old cemetery and walked around the “town” before setting off for Marree.

Muddy streets were certainly a new experience for us here, we thought we’d try out the free Pub Camping but the muddy sites didn’t appeal so we settled for the Caravan Park where at least we have a concrete slab base for the Camper.

Hot chips from the Pub were a treat. The checkin man said we were welcome to light the fire so we went looking for kindling to get it going once we managed to light it and were all set to go and buy fire starters. The “maintenance man” saw us collecting the small bits of wood from across the road and came to our aid with cans of kerosene to get it going, petrol to get it to flash over and then deisel to sustain it. Bushcraft 101 apparently…….he still had eyebrows when he left!

Odd things to see around Marree.

The road out to Birdsville is currently open but I think tomorrow we’ll go back to the Police Station (It was his day off today) and ask about its condition and also find out if he can help us with any pass needed to get into Qld. because of the latest Covid cases in NSW and Victoria.

Comments on: "Farina to Marree – Day 4" (4)

  1. Thanks for the great pocs, we haven’t been to Maree. The mud on your shoes didn’t look like fun! Maintenance 101 sounded like a good bloke to know! Hope the policeman was helpful and you can get to Queensland.

  2. Mud and camping what fun.

  3. OMG Sue. That does not sound like fun..Im sure you are enjoying it. i would be so miserable. Good luck with the entry to Qld. You should be OK from SA QLD has just locked out four sydney areas. Even we can travel there.

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