|Bronze Dingo in Dingo |
|Street corner in Dingo|
The town is only small but one of the things it is known for is the bronze statue of a dingo on the main street. I took a walk this afternoon and took a few pictures. this one of these lovely flowering trees impressed me, pretty aren't they?, don't know what they are, just that I like them.
Found this courtesy car outside the hotel, it says it all!!
And while taking Yip and Dot for a walk the next morning came across this sign on what looked like the local rodeo ground, Ouch!! don't want to mess with the likes of these instructions so stayed out of the fenced area.
Time to go, but first had to have a photo shoot with Yip and the bronze dingo.
On to Emerald today. Stayed over night at the Emerald Botanical Gardens, a council free camp on the Nogoa river. It is right between the road bridge and rail bridge over the river, thought it might bother me but not too noisy at all.
|Nogoa river running through|
Emerald Botanic gardens
|Yip and Dot in Emerald Botanic|
Did a bit of shopping in Emerald before heading west toward Barcaldine, Passing through some neat little towns as we went.
|Roadside trees through|
One was the Coal Capital of Australia, Blackwater and another was a little place called Comet.
Blackwater was fairly large with mining sites all along the way, but Comet was only a street of the main highway we were travelling. All the towns along the way were the same, as they all had at least one pub, just the Australian way I guess!
|Alpha park land|
Stopped at Alpha for lunch and time out. not much here, this engine was outside the window where we pulled up.
|Jericho Camp on Jordan river|
On the way we passed a heap of bottle trees such as the one in this photo.
|Bottle Tree on roadside to Jericho|
There were Quite a few other travellers at the camp in Jericho, not surprising as it is a very nice camp, requiring only a donation for their trouble.
On through Barcaldine. We stopped to have a look at the tree of Knowledge. The tree is all but gone now but have preserved it in this way as photos show.
|Tree of knowledge|
|Tree of Knowledge plaque|
|Monument in - Barcaldine representing|
We travelled on for 30 km to a rest area for a couple of hours then continued on through Blackall (we were here in May - it got too cold and we hi-tailed it back north) then a further 8km to another rest area. We spent the night here and will continue south tomorrow.
That's all for now, wait for the next episode of Vannessa's Story when I get back too you.