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Vernon & Lilly’s 5 Week Adventure #4

Entry #4

Hello Everyone,

We just finished exploring Charleville. If astronomy is your thing then the Cosmos centre is for you. Unfortunately We aren’t but each to their own. The other big attraction is the Bilby experience, it’s supposed to be well worth a look, but once again,  not for us.  We opted to just drive around and take in the local sites and do a bit of shopping. By midafternoon we were back at The Red Lizard camp ground where I got out the tool box and fixed the damaged light bar which Skippy damaged.

And now to rate the Red Lizard, I was going to deduct points for lack of grass, but this is the outback and the red dust and gravel is part of it. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, the warm friendly atmosphere and extremely clean amenities more than makes up for the lack of a bit of greenery. Very different to Cunnamulla but deserving of a 10 out of 10.

The road from Charleville to Longreach has quite a few nice, quirky towns and the roads are good, this made for a much more relaxing drive. We arrived at Longreach safely with fuel consumption at 7.8 L/Km and that’s at the speed limit. I thought I’d throw that in because around the camp fires when the male testosterone kicks in about whose is the biggest, they slow down when comparing fuel consumption.. The caravan boys are getting around 18 L/km.

Stay tuned for the Longreach report.

Safe travels

Lily and Vernon

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