I guess it’s obvious we had no internet coverage over the last few days but we’re back online for at least a while.
I was rewarded for getting up early with the best hot shower since leaving home, it was totally unexpected because there were so many people in the Park. Maybe they were all in recovery mode after the Birdsville Big Red Bash where so many had spent the past week. Apparently there were 11,000 people in the tiny place.
It wasn’t chaotic when we drove out of the Boulia Caravan Park just after 8:00.
The road was bitumen but mostly only single lane with broader bits at the numerous floodways, it was a bonus to meet a vehicle at a floodway because that meant no one had to straddle the gravel shoulder. I can’t understand my chauffeur’s reluctance to pull onto the gravel shoulder when we see an eagle, they’re stunning birds!
We stopped at Dujarra for a break and we both remembered the town once we were there. Some people coming from Birdsville had camped there overnight and I think they had a far better spot than we did. It’s an interesting little community with power available at the camping spot paid for by a donation, I think to the RFDS. The facilities were nice and clean.
The countryside varied from gibbers to swathes of Spinifex, a type of forest and from perfectly flat to rugged, rocky hills. There were also Magnetic Termite Mounds. When we saw a plume of smoke we knew we were getting close to Mt Isa. The entrance to town isn’t aesthetically pleasing but we’re staying for 3 nights and plan to investigate the area.