DAY 39 Friday 17th May
The Clarks departed with their van early to go to the refrigeration mechanic. Kollmorgens went to a camp store in an attempt to fix a problem with a gas stove turning off, then did a small food shop.
Upon the lot of us returning to the camp it was pack cars with picnic baskets and head for a reservoir called Lake Moondarra . Travelled the tracks, took photos, and eventually found a barbecue and had a snag in bread with a few peacocks pleading for a sample. No way Peacock, mine!
On our way back we had intended to go and have a look at the airport when the lead car came across a Greyhound coach which was on its way to the Reserve to collect some school children, but the lady driving was having a problem with the gear shift. We arranged to contact her office, and this done, we all met at the Information centre. Bruce received a phone call from the people fixing his van fridge and left to collect the van. Meanwhile Derek and Gwen, Kay and I returned to the van park and began the big job of turning red caravans into white caravans. So much dust: Unbelievable.
Bruce arrived back with the repaired van and after washing it ,set up, just in time for Happy Hour and then tea coffee and bed.
Lake Moondarra Reservoir, water supply for Mount Isa, having some maintenance done at the wall.
DAY 40 Saturday 18th May
Saturday morning began a little cool with a chance of a shower, this had us all doing our own thing which included food shopping, sightseeing, car washing and more caravan dedusting. The day turned into another lovely day which made the work of cleaning up almost enjoyable (almost).
As the trip to the airport was cancelled by the bus problem yesterday we decided a trip to the airport would be done again today. Not so, the airport was closed, as there were no flights scheduled, no doors need to be opened. Back to C/P for a sit and talk until Happy Hour and tea. A couple of the group were having baked dinners so we had filled the park with great aromas.
After a lovely leg of lamb and vegie dinner and the dishes were finished, we spent some time over coffee at the Hale camp, before heading to bed.