From the Barcoo to the Sand Dunes

So we haven’t blogged for a while due to lack of internet and phone service. It has been nice to not hear a phone ring for the last week.

So from Quilpie we headed into Welford National Park after a quick stop at the end of the railway line. The trains don’t go any further west from here.

End of the Line

On the way to Welford National Park we stopped for lunch at Thunda Creek. Shaun and I had actually found it by accident on our trip out here last year. It is a beautiful spot. I even went for a quick dip.

Quick Dip in Thunda Lake

We travelled on to the Little Boomerang Waterhole which would be our home for the next two nights.

Campsite at Welford National Park

The next day we watched the sunrise over the Barcoo River. The birdlife is amazing. So many pelicans, cormorants, shags and emus. We headed out to tackle some of the 4WD tracks. One of the stops along the way was the Trafalgar Waterhole – it was fantastic.

Pelicans on the Barcoo

We also stopped at Sawyers Lookout after having billy tea and biscuits in the Mulga for morning tea. We headed up hill on some rough 4WD tracks to the look out. Breathtaking views in the heat of the day.

Sawyer's Lookout

That afternoon we went out onto Desert Drive and had drinks, cheese and crackers while watching the sunset over a sandhill.

Wine Cheese and Crackers on Welford Sand Dune

From Welford we headed to Windorah to camp on Cooper’s Creek.

Coopers Creek
Campsite on Cooper's Creek

We set up camp and then headed out to the other side of Windorah to have more sunset drinks on the dunes.

Sand Dune outside Windorah

Will be updating the rest of the blog over the next couple of days to get everything all up to date. However, for now we are in Birdsville and heading out into the Simpson Desert to Poepell’s Corner.

Bye for Now.

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