From Winton, heading south-east, we stopped in Longreach for a few hours, to get out of the car in the hottest part of the day. We visited the library and swam at the local pool.
|waiting for the buckets of water to drop on Dadda|
We passed Barcaldine's Tree of Knowledge, a 200 year old ghost gum, regarded as the birthplace of the Australian Labour Party (ALP).
|Looking up at the Tree of Knowledge - Barcaldine|
.... and stopped in Jericho community park, camping by donation by Jordan Creek. The creek is good for swimming, there's a swinging rope and a big rubber tyre on the riverbank to play with. We had a fire in the evening, toasted some marshmellows.... one of those beautiful understated spots, love it.
At the time we passed through Jericho there were only sixteen children living in this town...
|Locals leave a floating ring by the creek to play with|
|our camp by Jordan Creek|
|Rope swining boy number 1|
|Rope swinging boy number 2|
|swimming across the creek|
|balancing on the rubber ring|
|bedtime for the happy campers :-)|