Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tuesday– Way Out West….

…..where the rain don't fall
Got a job with the company Drilling for oil Just to make some change
Living and a`working on the land
(Lyrics from ‘Way Out West’ – James Reyne)

Classic & Specialist Car Club of Northern NSW - Mystery Run 2012

Part 3 – St George to Roma

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So we are off to Roma today.
But first some repacking, space is at a premium in our little car.

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Our first stop for the day was at the display of hand carved Emu Eggs,
with a talk from the artist – Stavros.
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They really were beautiful, the things that people think to do!
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Next stop was at the St George bridge and the weir.
They have had big floods this year, and in 2011 and 2010 – after years of drought.

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Above is the weir and bridge in my photo,
below is a shot of the town at the height of the floods back in February this year.
(thanks to Brisbane Courier Mail for the pic)

Hard to imagine SO MUCH WATER!
Here is their flood marker post, the 2012 flood isn’t on there yet – they have to add an extension to the top of the post to fit it on!
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We had our photos taken for the local paper in St George and if I get a copy of the photos I’ll add them at a later date.
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Next we follow the Cobb & Co route stopping at Rosehill changing station.
Then onto Surat for lunch.
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We reached Roma and our first stop was at the Big Rig.
To learn all about the mining industry in this area. Oil, and coal seam gas.

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That night we visited the Big Rig night show before dinner at the Bowling Club.

(Don't forget you can click on an image to enlarge it to read)!
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Until next time, Red heart Red heart Red heart Kim

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