On the road in Queensland

The road from Carnarvon Gorge to Springsure

We packed up our camp on Sunday morning. It took us exactly three hours!! I’m sure we’ll get faster at this, with more experience.

We hit the (dirt) road, heading towards Emerald. We pulled over a few times to take some panoramic shots:

20150913 Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 106

20150913 Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 107

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20150913 Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 108

20150913 Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 109

20150913 Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 105

We stopped off at the Dakota Crash memorial to a crashed WWII airplane and crew:

20150913 Dakota Crash Monument Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 111

20150913 Dakota Crash Monument Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 110

20150913 Dakota Crash Monument Along the road to Carnarvon Gorge National Park 112

There was a lookout at the Staircase Range, so we had to stop for photos, of course. One of the hills was full of cycads:

20150913 Staircase Range Lookout, between Rolleston and Springsure 114

20150913 Staircase Range Lookout, between Rolleston and Springsure 113

I’d been to Springsure many times, years ago, so we stopped to photograph the Virgin Rock (Minerva Hills), on the north side of town:

20150913 Virgin Rock, Minerva Hills, Springsure 115

We stayed with my friends in Alpha for a few days, since we were 2/3 of the way there already, at Carnarvon Gorge…

A garden at Eulimbie Station

My Alpha friends have a property at Eulimbie, and the caretakers have created an award-winning garden there. I just had to photograph some of it – so beautiful!

20150915 Begonias  at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 117

20150915 Hawai'ian Hibiscus at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 116

20150915 Aarons Beard on basket fern at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 119

20150915 Bush orchids at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 118

20150915 Coleus at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 120

20150915 Euphorbia (Crown of thorns) at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 121

20150915 Kalanchoe at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 122

20150915 Paper daisies at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 123

20150915 Gazania at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 125

20150915 Statice at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 124

20150915 Zinnias at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 126

20150915 Cactus at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 128

20150915 East Corner of the Garden at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 130

20150915 Gerbera at Eulimbie Station, Alpha 129

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