Outback Camping Trip Day 4 - Mitchell to Mungallala

September 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Monday 7 Sep 2015

We are going to stay a couple of nights with Bev's cousin John Ford, who has a sheep property near Mungallala, just west of Mitchell. We were going to buy some groceries in Roma on the way, but it was Sunday and we couldn't find an open shop, so we do some shopping in Mitchell and stop for a coffee at the bakery.

Coffee at Mitchell BakeryCoffee at Mitchell Bakery

We also have a cup of tea with John's sister Minnie, who lives in Mungallala.

Minnie Zeller, MungallalaMinnie Zeller, Mungallala

John has a lot of new lambs and is having trouble with dingos, so he intends to sleep out with the sheep to prevent losing any lambs. He invites us to join him, so we set up camp in his sheep paddock.

Camping in the sheep paddockCamping in the sheep paddock

Camping in the sheep paddockCamping in the sheep paddock

John is having a new electric fence built to keep the dingos away from his sheep and the kangaroos away from his grass. It's a long fence.

New Electirc Fence, MungallalaNew Electirc Fence, Mungallala

This is John's woolshed.

Woolshed, Dreamland, MungallalaWoolshed, Dreamland, Mungallala

This dam is beside our camp with sheep coming in for their evening drink.

Sheep around a dam, MungallalaSheep around a dam, Mungallala

That pretty pink glow is the setting sun shining on a rain squall that's about to hit us and our partially erected tent. Not a lot of rain but enough to get mud over everything.

Approaching Shower, MungallalaApproaching Shower, Mungallala

It takes us a while to get organised after the wind and rain but go to sleep with the sound of the sheep in the distance. The dingos don't put in an appearance.


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