We spent 10 days at Pallamana and now making our way to Richmond to Essex Downs. First a couple of photos I took at Pallamana after I last blogged.
|Pallamana front gate|
|quiet stock at Pallamana|
The stock here is pretty quiet, these 2 were around the homestead a lot, along with some of the younger stock that had been fed here.
|Dry country at Pallamana|
Then this one, a piece of the land on the station. So dry, but pretty in outback scenery terms.
BACK TO THE STORY
We left early and did a larder/fuel stock-up in Charters Towers, making Pentland by mid day where we stopped for a few minutes to catch up with John at the fruit/vegie stall. I purchased some more fresh goodies and one of his beautiful home made fruit cakes.
We continued to Prairie where we camped behind the pub for the night.
|Lo-o-ng Qld roads|
|Dry east of Hughenden|
Through Hughenden without stopping. About 40km west we pulled into a rest stop area to find we had a puncture. BUGGAR!! Well, change the wheel and continue to Richmond.
Lake Fred Triton was first stop on arrival, a swim for the pup's. Found Richmond Motors to get the tyre fixed, only the joint was closed for the day with the mechanic in Hughenden.
Oh well,we will get that chore done later. Made our way south 40km to Essex Downs.
The drive to the homestead is 6km of black soil track. All O.K. in the dry weather but apparently impassable when it rains. We found the homestead, a place to park and plug in to the power. The whole place is very run down, it's been vacant for some time and is in need of some TLC.
|Essex Downs homestead|
|Looking west to the homestead|
While out walking the pup's this morning I looked back to the homestead, couldn't actually see it. I wasn't that far away but the land doesn't have many features, easy to get lost!!
I make sure I keep to a defined track at all times.
Drove in to Richmond this morning. Took pup's for a swim in the lake then did some shopping. Back at the station by lunch time. Very hot again and the wind is up.
All is good. Taking it easy!
Catch up when I next blog