Continuing west we pass through Richmond, famous for marine dinosaur fossils and a small man made lake where we had morning coffee. Then on to Julia Creek for an overnight free camp by the side of the creek.
Cotinuing west, another overnighter at the beautiful Corella Dam, just past Cloncurry. A very windy night but peaceful in its own way. The next morning we head to Mount Isa for a big shop before we hit the real outback. Only one slight problem, the shops all close on a Sunday in Mount Isa !! So we make do with a loaf and some milk from the servo and continue on to Camooweal for another free camp on the billabong just outside town. On the way, we see the definition of ‘idiotic’ – 2 people riding bicycles along the road at least 250 Kms from the nearest town.