Well how did that happen? We set off this morning in good time after listening to the occasional ore train during the night and the numerous road trains at the other end of the motorhome. A very pleasant morning with a heavy dew underfoot, we decided we would put in a longish day to a freecamp just west of Julia Creek. This road was once again fresh country for us, passing through the villages of Pentland and Prairie and onto the to larger towns of Hughenden (morning tea) and Richmond (lunch and refuelling at a very reasonable $2.199/litre). We reached Julia Creek in good time so decided we would push a little further than first planned to a freecamp 67 kms east of Cloncurry.
As in all good sagas, the plans of mice and men came unstuck when we reached roadworks before the rest stop with a big flashing sign telling us that the area was closed so we had no choice but to proceed to Cloncurry Caravan Park where we are ensconced for the night. They are definitely making hay while the sun shines here as the park is full (and the sun is beating down at 32º but nice in the shade…I no complain)