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Day 4: Sunday 31 March 2013

Kilcowera Station to Quilpie

We got up and it was Easter Sunday, we had a nice surprise of some chocolates next to our beds. When we stepped out of our camper trailer we realised it had rained heavily last night as the lagoon had risen by a lot and the ground was extremely muddy. The flies were so terrible that we had dry breakfast cereal in the car as we travelled. As it was early in the morning and the weather was cold we saw heaps of animals including 101 kangaroos, wild horses, billions of emus and cows (too many to count), 4 wild bores, a rare Busted bird, goats and so much more. We had to keep stopping for emus to run across the road .We stopped at Thargomindah to fill up with petrol as petrol is limited.

We got to Quilpie and met up with my Aunty and Uncle, Ann and Wayne. Quilpie is a town that that is famous for their opal fossicking. The rain kept on going and where ever you stepped you would sink in the boggy red mud. We set up in the pouring rain. Finally in the afternoon the rain stopped and the sun came out. We had a look at this cute town. There was a lot of dogs unleashed (my favourite!) and horses and sheep. There was also an old Convert where the nuns lived. For their fire escape they had a long slide which was very fun to go down. We visited the church that had an opal altar. I was the brave one in my family and went a swim in the artesian bore spa in the freezing cold that was meant to be really warm but it was absolutely freezing but it made outside seem warm. After a hot shower we went to bed ready for the next day.

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