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Birdsville Mark11

Mitchell to the Cooper

Mitchell was great and the Major Mitchell Cara Park was in a great spot and we did 3 walks across the river and up town. Jo and June did a lot more walking than we did and also had a swim and a spa.

Before we left we did the town up, had a wet lunch at the Heritage Courthouse Hotel visited the coffee shop and bought some pies at the famous bakery. In the evening Jo and June joined us at the B.B.Q.plates and we got into the pork chops we had picked up in Miles.

Stopped in Charleville at the Graham Andrews Parklands where Jo and June joined us for a picnic lunch. In 2010 Byron and joanne had introduced us to this great stopping place. Had a pleasant trip on to Quilpie and booked into the "Channel Country" Cara Park. Jo and June joined us for pre-dinner drinks before we each went our way to have our dinner.They had booked into a cabin.

On the track John stopped to stretch and he had some greatt music on and Enid for her stretch did a tango by the roadside.

The scenery on this road is scant - lots of nothing and very little distraction to keep you awake. We used to comment on all the road signs to keep John alert. Loads of flood plains and flat never-ending plains - sparse vegetation.

Had a few lovely relaxing days on Coopers Creek before proceeding on to Birdsville. The river was already becoming quite low. Some people caught yabbies but it was not worth fishing as the water was growing weeds already and we figured the fish would taste muddy.

Posted by BerylB 06:32

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Sounds like a great trip so far, lucky there is still water in the Creek. Its a great sight to see water in the rivers when you start tracking west.Good to read your day to day high points. Happy Fathers day John. Love Trish and Johnno.

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