Outback Camping Trip Day 9 - Blackall to Longreach

September 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Saturday 12 Sep 2015

I left Bev sleeping in the tent and went out to take a few photos of Blackall before leaving for Longreach.

We had looked at the Barcoo River when we arrived and found it dry except for one small side channel. I had a closer look and found it was being fed from a bore. I couldn't easily cross it to the main river so left to check out some buildings instead.

Bore Drain to Barcoo River, BlackallBore Drain to Barcoo River, Blackall

The next two of an abandoned garage.

Old Garage, BlackallOld Garage, Blackall

Old Garage, BlackallOld Garage, Blackall

Then some old buildings in Ram park. Historical Building, BlackallHistorical Building, Blackall

Old Railway Station Building, BlackallOld Railway Station Building, Blackall

We managed to pack up and start on the drive to Longreach at a reasonable time.

I wasn't too impressed with the caravan park we chose at Longreach; we had no shade (except first thing in the morning) and nothing to act as a wind-break. This photo was taken just after sunrise.

Campsite - Longreach Tourist ParkCampsite - Longreach Tourist Park

Once we had set up camp we visited the Qantas Founders Museum. We decided to try the 747 tour and only had time for a quick look in the museum before the tour started. The tour includes three planes: 747, 707 and DC3, although you don't get to go inside the DC3.

Douglas DC3, Qantas Founders MuseumDouglas DC3, Qantas Founders MuseumActually C47 (Military Version)

The 747 is parked right beside the car park.

Boeing 747 at Qantas Founders MuseumBoeing 747 at Qantas Founders Museum

Boeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, LongreachBoeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach Boeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, LongreachBoeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

Inside the 747. Boeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, LongreachBoeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

747 Cockpit. Boeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, LongreachBoeing 747 Tour, Qantas Founders Museum, Longreach

It was almost closing time and we hadn't had a good look at the rest of the museum, so we obtained a pass to return tomorrow.

 


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