Monday, 9 July 2018

Claire's Aussie-bucket-list Road Trip _ 02

We spent two nights at the Lake Mungo campground. The free showers at the Visitor Centre were pretty good. A family of Apostlebirds used the tree above our tents as a night roost. This meant an alarm clock at daybreak.

Apostlebird Struthidea cinerea

Our camp at Lake Mungo. Claire's tent was a whizz. Cheap and cheerful for $36! All she had to do was take it out of the circular bag and "throw" it away. It would instantly expand to full tent size before it hit the ground! Downside was no fly. It provided every campsite with entertainment in the mornings as to put it back in a state to put in the bag involved much arm-twisting.

We became pretty well organised with food. Breakfasts would be either yoghurt and Low Carb Healthy Fat grainola (spelt correctly) or eggs and baked beans on toast. You can see the toaster on the righthand side. It worked very well. All quick and easy with minimal preparation and clean up.

At Lake Mungo, we spent most of a day driving the 70km loop track.

These are Walls of China

Here is a view of Lake Mungo from the eastern side where the loop track climbs from the lake to the eastern country at Red Top Lookout.

This is spinifex country; the same all over the centre. I just love it.

The facility at Zanci Homestead.

Vigars Well is a small set of holes in the ground where water accumulates from underground. It used to be a stopping point for stage coaches. The emus and kangaroos know the place well.

Emu Dromaius novaehollandiae

Eastern Grey Kangaroo Macropus giganteus


On our way across country towards Brisbane along station tracks, we came across the entrance to Clarebank Station. Not quite the right spelling but it will do.