We didn’t travel far today, only about 70 kms and the road was the usual mixture. What I didn’t expect though were the hills, I presumed we’d be driving through the same type of countryside as before. Today we passed through dense Eucalypt forest and discovered a free camping place in Wundu Conservation Reserve. No-one was there but it looked a great place to camp as long as you had your own water etc.
I had to delve into my “Apothecary’s Pocket” in the car door to find some “Soov” to put on Midge spots, the little devils make mozzies look like goliaths but they’re the ones that make me itch not mozzie bites.
Einasleigh is a very small place with a big pub and we enjoyed some time there. I risked the hot chips but Alex was able to have an impressive Steak Sandwich. Fergus fraternised with the resident Kelpie resplendent in her chain “collar”. There was also a big spotted white dog sound asleep beside its owner’s car but that didn’t even open an eye as we walked past.
We walked a short way along beside the dry river but it was too hot for us, we plan to walk in the morning when it’s cool. In the afternoon we noticed a familiar rig, it was Peter-the-Fossiker from Gemtree so we enjoyed a chat with him, he’d been looking for agates at Agate Creek, back near Forsyth. He showed me what he’d found which included some very colourful pieces, his wife says if the ferry sinks on the way over to Tasmania it will be because of the weight of his fossicking finds.
Comments on: "Day 38 Forsayth to Einasleigh" (2)
Sounds like a nice little place. At the start of summer each year tashi and I both had a reaction to midges/sandflies.. she got hot spots i got itchy lumps. Then we became used to them and they were ok. Not nice. I hated when they got iinto my scalp if i forgot my hat.
Now that we’ve moved on we seem to have left the midges behind, I hope so!