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Jul 3, 2016 - Bedford Weir

Sunday 3 July Our last day at Bedford Weir! Woke to another beautiful day - cool morning and rapidly warming by morning tea time! No jumpers necessary during the day! Enjoyed a quiet time to start the day before setting off for a walk and exploring a couple of tracks. One reached a very sudden dead end while the other lead us to a picturesque backwater. Saw the resident peacocks as we walked the tracks and they were back in the campsite again later in the afternoon. There sure is quite a few of them! One group looks like a family with the...

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Mt Surprise Reunion

Jul 2, 2016 - Bedford Weir

Saturday 2 July A cool start, but once again the day warmed up quickly, and just like a summer's day. Enjoyed two walks around the area. Had a morning walk to the weir spillway. A few people fishing, but didn't see any catches. Saw the memorial to the little four year old girl who was swept away in the area in November 2008. There is also a grave site (very overgrown) for William Thomas Owen. It is a lonely grave and we have not been able to find any information on this site. The site of the weir area used to be known as The Mackenzie River...

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Mt Surprise Reunion

Jul 1, 2016 - Mt Hay to Bedford Weir, near Blackwater

Friday 1 July A much warmer night, but we were greeted by a foggy start to the day. Time to leave Mt Hay and continue further west. The coal trains are very frequent along this route, and we heard plenty during our stay. Today we saw them as we travelled, moving so much coal! Neither of us have travelled this part of Queensland previously, and soon realized we were heading towards the outback once again. We passed through many small townships as we headed towards Blackwater. We stopped briefly at Dingo Roadhouse for a coffee and Don decided...

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Mt Surprise Reunion

Oct 5, 2015 - Bedford Weir (N of Blackwater)

MONDAY. 5th October After refuelling the cars, and delivering a small encouragement gift to the pastor and his wife, we headed off on a 'huge' day's travel. All of 75kms to tonight's destination - Bedford Weir just 26km N of Blackwater. We had morning tea on the way at the little town of Comet so named because the explorer saw a comet in the sky when he was passing through that area on his exploration trip. They had a very nice park and had incorporated much of the history of the area into information boards in the park. The 2 Ronnies once...

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Jun 16, 2012 - Jericho to Bedford Weir, Blackwater

We left Jericho nice and early, not knowing where we were going to stop for the night. Checked out the supposedly pretty town of Saphire, but unless we were actually going to go fossicking there wasn't much there for us and it was only 10.30am so we thought we'd keep moving on to the next big-ish town, Emerald. We'd heard there was on ok free stay next to a very pretty botanical garden. We drove around Emerald, it's pretty big, has a Big W, Coles, Woolies etc, then we came across the free stay near the botanical gardens. Decided in around...

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Jan 17, 2008 - Under 24 hours to go!

Hi everyone, Thanks for logging in and checking ou my progress. Iwill do my best to put an update up whenever I can get to an internet cafe, and hopefully I willbe able to upload some photos along the way ... Well its 10pm Thursday evening and finally I think I am packed, I still am frustrated as to how the little amount o clothing has filled my backpack... Bloody winter clothes - I'm so used to my summer stuff being able to be rolled up and take up next to no space in my bag... Its also strange to be packing only four sets of clothes to...

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