Outback Camping Trip Day 11 - Longreach to Winton

September 30, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Monday 14 Sep 2015

The pattern of the early morning sun on these tanks caught my eye while we were preparing to pack up at Longreach.

Water Tanks, Tourist Park, LongreachWater Tanks, Tourist Park, Longreach

Very little grass is to be seen around Longreach and Winton. There is grass along the road, but the adjoining paddock is almost bare. This is on the highway between Longreach and Winton.

On the Longreach to Winton RoadOn the Longreach to Winton Road

I took this photo of Bev while we were waiting for our coffee to be served in the Winton Bakery.

Waiting for coffee, Winton BakeryWaiting for coffee, Winton Bakery

Unlike the Longreach Tourist Park, the Pelican Caravan Park had grass and shade-cloth.

Camp site on grass and under shade cloth, WintonCamp site on grass and under shade cloth, Winton

After a quick look around town, we had a look at the nearby Bladensberg National Park and found it as dry as everywhere else. This is supposedly Mitchell Grass plains, but not much grass to be seen.

Grassland with no grass, Bladensberg National Park, WintonGrassland with no grass, Bladensberg National Park, Winton

Although there were signs to points of interest, they didn't show distances, so we decided to get more information before going any further.

We relaxed at the camp site during the hottest part of the afternoon, then went to have a look at the long waterhole where a number of birds were drinking and feeding.

Whte-plumed Honeyeaters.

White-plumed Honeyeaters, Long Waterhole, WintonWhite-plumed Honeyeaters, Long Waterhole, Winton

Budgerigars Budgerigars, Long Waterhole, WintonBudgerigars, Long Waterhole, Winton Budgerigars, Long Waterhole, WintonBudgerigars, Long Waterhole, Winton

Black-fronted Dotterel Black-fronted Dotterel, Long Waterhole, WintonBlack-fronted Dotterel, Long Waterhole, WintonElseyomis melanops

Prepared with a guide, we went back to the Bladensberg National Park. Everywhere is so dry.

Mitchell Grass Plain, Bladensberg National Park, WintonMitchell Grass Plain, Bladensberg National Park, Winton

Engine Hole, Surprise Creek

Engine Hole, Bladensberg National ParkEngine Hole, Bladensberg National Park Engine Hole, Bladensberg National ParkEngine Hole, Bladensberg National Park

On the Jump-up Spinifex on the Jump-up, Bladensberg National ParkSpinifex on the Jump-up, Bladensberg National Park Spinifex on the Jump-up, Bladensberg National ParkSpinifex on the Jump-up, Bladensberg National Park

Along Opalton Road. Spinifex in afternoon sun, Opalton Road, near WintonSpinifex in afternoon sun, Opalton Road, near Winton


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