Day 3 (7/19/15), Trangie to Charleville
Today was a transit day – 463 miles.
We settled into the rhythm today.
- We crossed from the state of New South Wales into Queensland
- We saw hundreds of Galahs birds from the cockatoo family roosting and squawking in the eucalyptus trees this morning
- We saw hundreds of dead Kangaroos in various states of decomposition
- Ryan saw his first kangaroos, camel, and emus
- LeeWhay saw her first emus (she missed the camel and saw roos yesterday)
- This is the Outback, much red dirt!
- Stayed at an awesome campground at the Red Lizard Campground
- 6 km south of Charleville on Mitchell Highway
Day 4 (7/20/15), Charleville to Deon’s Landing
Another transit day – 418 miles.
- First encountering of a road train!
- this one was a “double-decker, triple beef” as we liked to call them
- The landscape reminded us of the Tanzanian savannah
- We were waiting to see Lions take down a Wildebeest
- First dirt road driving
- Mud bird nests
- Huge solar collector
- Stayed at Deon’s Landing “rest stop”
- a high point overlooking the flat desert
- had it to ourselves