We rolled out of Winton by 8am. This started to become a regular time - wake up at 7am, dressed, breakfast, tea&coffee, pack up and on the road by 8am. The kids were not always cheery about this arrangement but soon settled down once in the nice warm car.
Each morning in the car kicked off with a Willie Nelson Classic - On the Road Again. Strange but True.
This was another big day of driving so breaks were short and sweet. A quick stop and walk around the pub used in the movie 'Crocodile Dundee' was the highlight of the morning. We were quite ashamed that our kids didn't actually know who Mick Dundee was. We'd better add that to the movie list.
|Walkabout Creek Hotel|
|Wal's Poor Old Girl Rusting Away|
|Welcome to Mt Isa|
The road from Cloncurry to Mt Isa was quite interesting. It was no longer flat.
We rolled into Mt Isa and headed straight to the servo. After a very long wait - for some guy to fill 2 tanks on his cruiser we finally were able to fill up. During the wait Colin discovered a problem with the rear tyres on the car. They were wearing unevenly. It ended up being a problem with the wheel alignment / weight of the van which we got fixed in Alice Springs after a temporary fix in Mt Isa.
|LH edge wearing away too fast|
After setting up camp we had time to go check out the view of the town from the Lookout
|Almost in Alice Springs|