|End of the Aussie Mail race|
|waiting for the start of the |
parade in main street
That was the start of the weekend.
This morning I spent at the Drovers Camp. There was entertainment all morning, Songs, yarns and poetry, all good stuff. I took a long tome having a gander in the museum, this Mural in one corner of the building was pretty neat.
I got some-one to take my photo in front of this cart.
There were a few stalls with things for sale, I couldn't resist the handmade leather goods and bought a couple of items.
Also a book of bush ballads and real stories by John Lloyd who I heard yesterday at the camp ground, I was fascinated with a couple of the verses he recited and bought the book so I could read some more.
In the afternoon the horse races were on and Jim attended this. There were 5 races, he had a ball, a typical bush race day and fun had by all who attended by the sound of it. The evening presented with a country music spectacular which we never went to but could hear some of the music from the camp ground.
Jim went out to the Drovers Camp to have look-see this morning. He tells of the bush poetry and song competition that went well, the Whip cracking competition with competitors aged about 6-7 to 80 odd years and they all could crack a mean whip! There will be more music entertainment this afternoon then another Camooweal Drovers Festival will be over for another year. I reckon it was a great weekend. We have enjoyed a lovely 9 days in Camooweal relaxing and getting to know some of the locals.
Moving on today, no hurry, only going about half way to Mount Isa to a rest area we stayed at on the way out. Will continue next day and restock the larder etc on Tuesday.