Hughenden to Mount Isa
Mount Isa Travel Blog› entry 8 of 39 › view all entries
Well, I must admit I was happy to leave Hughenden. And the further away we got, the better I felt! I donâ€™t know what it was about the place, it was just very depressing for some reasonâ€¦
The drive went very well. Merv and I swapped the driving at every stop we made, which was about every 120-150 kmâ€™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 donâ€™t have a lot of time for this trip, but also because there isnâ€™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.
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 roadâ€¦ The brolgaâ€™s (type of bird) we were promised in the guide book didnâ€™t show either, but we did see some other birds that we have no idea of what they were. Iâ€™ll have to look it up in a bird bookâ€¦ 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.