Gardiner Family

Gardiner Family




Sat, 28. Jul. 2018
10:08

Quick Exit From Cloncurry.

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Oops!! Not paying attention to the time. Happens every time Taleah doesn't get up on time. 😴😴😴 It was 9:30am and we should be moving. Record pack up including bikes on the back in 40 minutes. The caravan park patrol has already been around. Hope we don't get chatted for being late out. 😏😏😏


Sat, 28. Jul. 2018
13:04

Designated Rest Stop.

Location

21°45'19.3"S 142°31'06.8"E, Landsborough Hwy, Kynuna QLD 4823, Australia

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Pulling over for lunch about 90 kms out of Winton. The river or creeks beds have been getting deeper but still no water in them. Not much to see once we were 150kms from Cloncurry. Mostly flat, very few trees. Reminds me of the Hay Plain NSW. The road is a little undulate an bumpy. One spot had an 80kph sign on it with a big dip. Hit it at 75kph. Would have been better under 70kph. I could be a disaster doing it at 100kph or more with or without a caravan. 😳😳😳 Funny, we saw out first live kangaroo about 10 minutes before this stop. Two small grey ones. 🐇🐇🐇 Looked more like giant rabbits sitting about 100 metres off the road in the low grass. I guess the hint was the number of roadkills being fed on by the Brown Falcon (Inland Seaguls I reckon). 🦅🦅🦅 Well, all done and dusted. Let's go see Winton.

GPS: -21.75535249999998, 142.51856640624996
Sat, 28. Jul. 2018
13:34

Caravan Mirrors.

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I have meaning to add this snipped since Alice Springs. After washing the car, on the way out of the wash bay the pressure hose caught the left caravan mirror and broke the plastic screw downs on top of the mirror clean off. Bugger!!! 😡😡😡 To make a long story short, the local camping store (Desert Dwellers) said "We only carry one, Milenco they are the best". Being an eternal sceptic when I get told that I started research. Then paid the a visit for a final evaluation. 🤔🤔🤔 Still not sure and about the $129.00 price tag. The old Camec's were only $25.00 a pair. 🤑🤑🤑 I will give 'em a go! You can turn them in or turn them out for a wide view. You can use the any up or down if you want. No straps, just screws to hold them on the mirrors. The screws are stainless in tuff plastic lugs. May be an issue if I hook them on something again. Anyway, the best is that the wind load from many, many triple road trains have not caused the car mirrors to fold in. The road to Winton is narrow in some spots and the wind from said road trains was substantial. So, thumbs up for the pommy made product and I had to drive all the way to Alice Springs to find them. Hey Dave, remember all the messing around we went through with mirrors. 👍👍👍

Sat, 28. Jul. 2018
15:00

Winton, We Are Here!

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Rolled into Winton. Saturday afternoon and the town looks half asleep. Very wide streets and that quiet country town feel of many years ago. The Tattersall Hotel is where book into the Tattersall Caravan Park. Friendly greeting at the bar for the paperwork etc. Walk across the street and you are there. On site 2 with plenty of width. We only just fitted the length at 9.5 metres overall. Staying two nights, tomorrow is the Dinosaur Museum and Dinosaur Stampede. Went for a casual walk through the town's main street. This is the town according to information where Banjo Patterson first sang Waltzing Matilda. Checked out the local pool in case it was open but also no swim again. The sign said, "See you on the 1st of September". Closed for winter. It is an outdoor 8 lane 25m.


Expenditure:
Accomodation 60.00 AUD
Sat, 28. Jul. 2018
17:13

North Gregory Hotel.

Location

North Gregory Hotel, 67 Elderslie St, Winton QLD 4735, Australia

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A hotel with a famous history. See AB (Banjo) Patterson and others. From what I read this is the fourth North Gregory Hotel.

GPS: -22.389835200000004, 143.03805889999998
Sat, 28. Jul. 2018
22:38

Wow It's Raining.

Location

The Pelican Fuel Stop & Caravan Park, 92 Elderslie St, Winton QLD 4735, Australia

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It's raining. Probably a couple of mil. Cooled the van down. It was nearly 30°c inside. I bet it doesn't wash off all the dust off the van though. Hanging out to give the van a good clean now. 🌧🌧🌧🌧

GPS: -22.389990500000003, 143.03496479999998

Sun, 29. Jul. 2018
18:56

Tattersall Hotel for Dinner.

Location

Tattersalls Hotel, 78 Elderslie St, Winton QLD 4735, Australia

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Sunday night at the pub for dinner. Country town pub. Country town meal.

GPS: -22.390099799999994, 143.0370264
Expenditure:
Food 85.00 AUD
Drinks 7.00 AUD
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