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Mitchell to Morven in Queensland

A huge drive of 84 kms

sunny 24 °C

We spent a wonderful 4 days on the bank of the Neil Turner Weir at Mitchell. It was very relaxing.
The Inverter we used to change 12v to 240 for charging the telephone laptop etc and to run the TV decided to die so on Monday we drove 86 km to Roma to purchase a new one. (None suitable could be found in Mitchell). We also went the the court house in Roma and pre poll voted for the coming Federal Election since we wont be home in time.
The area around here is in severe drought, the fields are brown and there is no water in any of the roadside dams. Huge herds of cattle are being driven by drovers on horses to eat what feed there is along the roadside (It's called the "Long Paddock"). We came across a herd of well over 500 crossing the road on our way back from Roma.
Tuesday was a rest day at neil Turner Weir We spent most of the day looking at the water and birds and reading books.
Late in the afternoon after all wind had died down, the water became very smooth and the reflections were great.
On Wednesday (28th August) we drove a short distance to the small village of Morven where we will camp for the night. It reqires a "Donation" of $5.00 for electricity and water with hot showers for the night. Pretty cheap.

Posted by Bobmacc 19:08 Archived in Australia Tagged to mitchell morven

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