The first visit was to the local Tourist Information Office, it was open and was part of the library – there can’t be many libraries open on Sunday.
Armed with some leaflets we went to sample the delights Goondiwindi has to offer. First stop was the Big Cod!
Then a short drive to Salisbury Bridge once again joining NSW with Queensland but this time exclusively for stock movements. On the NSW side a short distance away is a sandbar known as Bondi Beach – a popular swimming spot according to the brochure. The stock bridge is at the end of Bondi Rd.
Then it was back to town for a walk along the top of the levee as far as the boat ramp. Lots of boats waiting to launch on this Sunday.
Time for a scenic drive, on the way yet another ‘historic’ bridge to NSW this time across the Dumaresq River - bitumen on the Queensland side, dirt in NSW.
Arrived in the little town of Yelarbon with the intention of buying food but faced with a choice of two pies or a sandwich at the roadhouse ended up just filling with fuel (115.9c compared to Goondiwindi’s 133.9c a litre).
While we were there the entire police force of SE Qld turned up to talk to a bloke about something.
Had a quick look at the strainer post that marked the end of the longest fence in the world before heading back to ‘home’.
Opposite the Goondiwindi airport a local farmer has got rid of a pile of junk lying about his farm at the same time adding to the cultural life of Australia. Neat eh?
Just a reminder if you click on a picture you get a bigger version.
At about 6.30pm there was rain and thunder. Fortunately it was forecast so we had already taken the Gazebo down and had put away everything that shouldn’t get wet. Got into the camper watched the news and Doc Martin on TV. The new ventilation set up seemed to work well; ran the fan all night. During the night the wind was quite strong and it rained again though personally I slept through it all.