Thursday 17 and Friday 18 Sep 2015
This is a bit late but we have been rather busy for the last week or so.
We decided to drive home via Blackwater and Biloela instead of the shorter route retracing our steps.
I couldn't resist the machinery on display at Ilfracombe even though we didn't have time to see it all. A large number of machinery is displayed alongside the highway. The 1917 Ruston crawler was interesting.
The drive appears to be by this massive chain. 1917 Ruston Kerosene TractorIlfracombe Museum
Details of a Southern Cross Boring Rig.
A Furphy Water Cart that includes sentences in Pitman's shorthand.
Signs from the water cart. The lower one is the decoded shorthand.
I think Bev was pleased to get away from here. We stayed the night at a motel in Blackwater and this was the only night we didn't sleep in the tent.
We didn't see a single wedge-tailed eagle on the trip until just past Monto when we saw one standing at a road-kill as we drove past. There were two of them but this was the only half-decent photo I managed to get.