WEDNESDAY 17 JULY CHARLEVILLE
The day got off to a slow start. I got up about 8am, and took dog for her morning walk. John slept in.
It was certainly much warmer than we’d been used to.
Drove into town to the Information Centre, as I wanted material on parts further north.
John tried in a couple of shops to buy a small grease gun – no luck. He wanted to put some grease on the lubrication points of the tow hitch.
We went to the Bowls Club, but he could find no information displayed there about possible games. Not a very productive morning for him.
John wanted chicken drumsticks for tea, so I bought some of those, and a pull apart loaf to take back to camp for lunch.
The rest of the day was quiet. I read, and did some embroidery. John read, briefly, then napped for a longer time. He’d said he was too tired today to go exploring any of Charleville’s attractions. We’d seen much of the place anyway, on previous visits. I would have liked to go to the bilby centre, though. Years ago, we had donated towards the cost of the predator proof fence that was being built in Currawinya National Park, as part of the scheme to both preserve bilbies and build up populations in the wild again. I’d have liked to go to the centre in town, to see details of current progress.
Took Couey down the back for a ball throw.
Tonight, there was on offer at the campfire area, dinner of beef stew or curry, for $15 a head. There were meals available, every few nights, done in camp ovens by a couple who were here for the season.
It did seem that the staff who were working here were doing a very good job. The place was clean, bins regularly emptied, amenities spotless, and special events like happy hour and the campfire meals created a great atmosphere. It made the place more of an experience in itself, rather than just a caravan park.
We didn’t take up the meal offer, but the cooking smell, drifting over our way from the cooking area, was mouth watering. However, we did enjoy our “roasted” drumsticks, cooked in the electric frypan.