We left Tambo today and travelled to Augathella, to a free camp on the Warrego river bank. another pretty campsite, the river is dry, as most are at present.
|Giant meat ant sculpture|
|Campsite at Augathella|
I took a walk to have a look at the murals that are all along the main street, also wrought iron sculptures. These 2 photos are but a small number of the ones that are there.
|Horse sculpture and mural|
|Mural on Buchans Garage|
(no longer a garage)
Warrego is an aboriginal word for - river of sand - which is very fitting at this stage 'cause that is all there is in the river at this point. There is the race track of course!!
I took this picture of Dot and Yip next morning while on our walk.
Augathella was known as Burenda originally, then Ellangowan until 1883 when the town was gazetted and renamed Augathella.
Down the Mitchell highway 90km or so to Charleville today. Such a nice welcome sign on the way in.
Unloaded Jimny this morning and went into Charleville to have look around and get a few provisions.
This photo of an historic house - now the museum - is one of many beautiful old buildings in town.
Back to camp to have a quiet day.
The weather is great, it will get to a balmy 28 degree today, much more to our liking and comfort.
one of 2 or 3 that I found
I took a drive in the afternoon to have another look. These photo's are some of what I found.
|Vortex rain making guns in|
Did they work?? No, actually, and the drought broke shortly after they were installed, but it makes for a good story in Charleville. (How's That!!)
The Warrego river has some muddy pools of water at varying places, but surely needs some rain to fill it up, would look fantastic then.
We will head south again on Tuesday probably, heading for Cunnamulla.
Catch you then.