Post 43 – Bladensburg National Park – Winton

Ian Collard
July 21, 2018

Bladensburg NP

From Porcupine  Gorge we headed south through Hughenden to Winton and then Bladensburg National Park.


This is "Bough Shed" water hole on Surprise creek the campground for the next couple of nights.


Bladensburg Shearing Shed



Bladensburg was a working property, that has been turned over to national parks. This is the shearing shed. It is not all that old. It was built in the 60s. The original was destroyed by fire. The story is that the boss's son was smoking and accidentally set fire to the shed.

Bladensburg Wool Press



The wool press still in place at the shearing shed.

Bladensburg NP - Scrammy's lockout



Scrammy was a boundary rider and a hermit who lived by himself near "Scrammy's" water hole. He was called Scrammy because he had lost the use of one hand after an accident with a wagon wheel.

Still not a bad legacy to leave your name to a view like this.

Bladensburg NP - Windmill



I don't think this windmill is going to be pumping water anytime soon.

Bladensburg NP - Trough



It probably doesn't matter. The water trough is not going to hold much water anyway.

Bladensburg NP - Store



The store back at the Bladensburg homestead.

Bladensburg NP - Campground sunrise



Early morning at camp.

Post 44 – Longreach

Ian Collard
July 22, 2018


Longreach was really just an overnight stop on our way back to the coast.

Still took a drive out to the QANTAS museum.

QANTAS museum - Super Constellation



This Lockheed Super Constellation has just about completed a restoration process and is almost ready to be open to the public. It was "rescued" from an air strip in Manilla. While not restored to flying status "she" still looked great.

QANTAS Museum super constellation




QANTAS Museum 747

QANTAS Museum 747

QANTAS Museum 747



I don't really think they are offering joy flights in the Jumbo Jet for $75.

Post 45 – The Causeway

Ian Collard
July 26, 2018

The Causeway

Sunset over the causeway lake near Yeppoon. This pretty much signals the end of this part of our travels. Start on more mundane things tomorrow. Doctors appointments.

The causeway Capricorn coast.



Home for some maintenance and cleaning up before heading off again.