Mt Isa, QLD.

We loved Mt Isa. Not what we expected for an outback mining town. Bigger and drier than we thought, clean and plenty of shops to restock, including a well stocked baby shop (Molly’s Baby Room) one would wonder how they survived as a small business in an outback mining town, so we asked, their survival was online sales! There were also a few hairdressers and a Yoga class that was just what I needed.

We heard about a lake and decided to try our hand at fishing there one evening. So we set off early with a picnic dinner. No luck on the fishing (too many reeds), but what an awesome evening, which included meeting a family headed the other way around Australia. With only dusty dirt caravan parks in Mt Isa, this croc free grassed area was an oasis in the desert and perfect for Esther to ‘crawl wild’! Still no barra though 😦

Lake Moondarra:

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You can just see the moon, ask Esther she’ll tell you where it is.

Mt Isa Lookout:

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Overlooking the town and mine at dusk.
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The opposite view.
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I just got my hair cut.. was feeling pretty fresh!

Being inland Mt Isa was a little cooler at night, first time we’d needed blankets in a while, yet very warm days. In trying to think what else we did in Mt Isa I remember I also emptied the toilet cassette and got chatting with someone while I was there… always a great place to meet people as you stand back with the hose trying to rinse the cassette and not get splashed by any residual contents.

We have a rule, actually Dan has the rule: if you use it you empty it… Daniel will exhaust all other avenues before he uses it, for anything. I on the other hand figure it’s there to be used especially in the middle of the night and thus get lugged with having to empty it, although it doesn’t gross me out as much as it does him, I guess working in the field I have, there has been previous exposure! I do try to time emptying it with having a shower straight after and putting all my clothes in the wash, as some of the dump points aren’t that easy to pour into and you can’t always know where it may have splashed. The trade is Daniel mostly does the bin and sullage. Although there was one time he used the toilet and I didn’t so it was ALL his responsibility! #lifeinacaravan

 

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