Having had a restful night we headed to Tambo today travelling about 100km to spend some time at the Tambo Caravan park. A
|This is Yip at the Tambo|
|Queensland bottle tree|
|Queensland bottle tree trunk|
I believe that there are 2 varieties here, the Queensland bottle tree - narrow leaf (Brachychiton - Rupestris) and the Queensland bottle tree - broad leaf (Brachychiton - Australis). I found the narrow leaf to be the most unusual with all sorts of shapes and sizes. Here are a couple of my favourite that I found in the Tambo streets while wondering around. Don't you think they are neat? The main street has them down the middle of the road, and they are all over the town and surrounding area.
Some of the buildings are beautiful as well and I have put a couple in to show you.
|Historical court house|
built in 1888. the detail is great
|Post office still in use built in 1904|
|Just Cute!! obviously an old building|
but trading as the local butcher
I spent some time walking around the streets of the town. There is a walk around the banks of the Barcoo river, (which is dry) but a pleasant walk . I found this along the way.
|Memorial to the Qantas plane crash site|
Another enjoyable few days at a very pretty outback town. We had some rain of Sunday evening and over night with a total of 30mm. Not a big wet but I reckon the local farmers would be happy with it. By Monday afternoon the sun was shining on us again. The weather has been fantastic.
A nice stay in Tambo.