24.09.2012 32 °C
Arrived at Ilfracombe on Saturday after a short 80KM drive from Barcaldine.
The Ilfracombe caravan park is small and very nice. Longreach is booked out for the 125 year celebrations, although the town does not look at all busy.
Ilfracombe itself is a very old and interesting town with lots to see. It is only a 15 minute drive to Longreach which is really nothing.
The Stockmens Hall of Fame is very interesting and nice, but being school holidays in QLD there is a million screaming running ankle biters on the loose. PIA they are.
Today we drove up to Captain Starlight's Lookout (Cassidy's Knob) for a look. No wonder he used it, the view is far reaching over the flat plains.
Plenty of wildlife, and horses and cattle along the way. It is only accessible by 4WD.
Tomorrow is a rest day before driving to Winton for 2 nights (motel). This is dinosaur and boulder opal country and a must see for us.
Saturday we will be back to visit the QANTAS museum which includes the "WW2 Flying Fortress Museum" .
Sunday will be a "rest and pack" day prior to leaving for souther parts.
Today was very comfortable here with cloud cover all day.
Saturday was 41C in the shade, yesterday cooled off to 39.