Hughenden to Mount Isa

Mount Isa Travel Blog

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200.000 on the clock!

Well, I must admit I was happy to leave Hughenden. And the further away we got, the better I felt! I don’t know what it was about the place, it was just very depressing for some reason…

The drive went very well. Merv and I swapped the driving at every stop we made, which was about every 120-150 km’s. Some stops were longer than others, some were just a quick toilet break, whereas we sat down for a few sandwiches and a drink at others, and Reagan had the opportunity to run around and play for a while. The distances we drive every day are partly because we don’t have a lot of time for this trip, but also because there isn’t anywhere to stay along the way. You can imagine what a 500 km car trip can be like with two kids in the back, but they are coping very well so far. We have a portable dvd player for Reagan, and a box full of toys on the back seat to keep them occupied.

Motel room
Jordan still sleeps quite a bit which is good, and Reagan usually has about an hour and a half a day, but she doesn’t sleep that well in the car.

On this leg of the trip we finally got to see wild emus, although they were very hard to spot in the distance! We did not see one kangaroo, apart from a few dead ones along the side of the road… The brolga’s (type of bird) we were promised in the guide book didn’t show either, but we did see some other birds that we have no idea of what they were. I’ll have to look it up in a bird book… It was a bit of a boring drive, although it gets better the closer you get to Mount Isa.

The room we had in Mount Isa was a 2 bedroom apartment with a kitchen, so we had a bit more space than in some other places. When we got there we did some washing and went to the shop to buy a few supplies. We cooked dinner that night and spent some time on the internet reading emails etc.

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200.000 on the clock!
200.000 on the clock!
Motel room
Motel room
Bedroom
Bedroom
Bird (not a Brolga)
Bird (not a Brolga)
Tourbus
Tourbus
Highest temperature ever recorded
Highest temperature ever recorded
Motel sign
Motel sign
Beware of car eating cows...
Beware of car eating cows...
Equipment from Mary Kathleen
Equipment from Mary Kathleen
Flood warning sign
Flood warning sign
The Isa, birthplace of Champions
The Isa, birthplace of Champions
Jordan in the car
Jordan in the car
Merv and Jordan
Merv and Jordan
Just a little town somewhere
Just a little town somewhere
Kitchen in motel room
Kitchen in motel room
View along the road
View along the road
Lounge/dining
Lounge/dining
Typical Australian shop
Typical Australian shop
Playground
Playground
Along the road
Along the road
View along the road
View along the road
Welcome to Mount Isa sign
Welcome to Mount Isa sign
Somewhere along the road to Mount …
Somewhere along the road to Mount…
Somewhere along the road to Mount …
Somewhere along the road to Mount…
The road to Mount Isa
The road to Mount Isa
Im telling you, theres a wild em…
I'm telling you, there's a wild e…
Windmill
Windmill
Mount Isa
photo by: ice4swervin