SUNDAY 13 MARCH NORTH BOURKE TO CHARLEVILLE 450kms
Continued the usual run north.
Crossed the border into Queensland. Three States in three days.
Of the whole few thousand kms of this, I think today’s section was my least favourite. It always seemed long and tedious. The right hand turn after the fuel stop at Cunnamulla gave some variety!
The highway north does not actually go right into Cunnamulla. One day, we should take the time to stay in this town and have an explore of it.
Fuel at Cunnamulla – $1.11cpl.
It was hotter again than yesterday.
The road surface was good.
As usual – again – we went into the Bailey Bar Caravan Park at Charleville. After Top Tourist discount, this cost $16.20 a night.
This park had new owners when we were last here, in 2003. They had since split up and the lady was running it on her own. The business seemed to be doing well – she had expanded the camp sites onto the next block. With the grey nomad population expanding every year, this was a strategic place to have a caravan park, seasonal though the trade mostly was.
Left some Pungalina brochures in the park office.
They were still packing the vans in as they would fit, rather than having clearly marked out sites.
The acquaintances with the Bushtracker, who we usually saw here, had just left for Darwin.
We decided to have a lay day here.