Monday, July 20, 2009
Just returned from a three day trip to Charleville, two hours flight west from Brisbane into mulga/cattle/scones and the star-studded Cosmos Cente and Observatory. I saw stars! checked out many species of trees that I didn't know existed; learned about the two men who started the 'save the Bilby' quest - and it is a success; ate enough scones to unbalance a CWA stall table and generally had a fine time. There are amazing stories out there of droughts and flooding plains. The town has wide, wide streets that were created to let the thousands of cattle through in the days when the cattle drives came in droves through town. We'll feature this part of the world in the autumn 2010 issue of Get Up & Go.