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Day one – Arnhem Land here we come!

Early start yesterday for the first day of our trip to Arnhem Land. We had about 850km to cover so left early to ensure we had plenty of time for stops along the way.

Anyone who follows us knows that we have been ticking off our visits to the painted silos and water tanks across Australia. First up today was this beauty at Gunnedah, of Dorothea Mackellar who was probably most well know for her poem “My Country”.

We got a great run, although plenty of roadwork and a lot of wide loads to deal with.

Next silos were located in a small Queensland town called Thallon. Painted back in 2017, these silos were the first silo art created in Queensland. This mural was created from one A4 sized drawing.

Couldn’t go past the famous Nindigully Pub without stopping by in for a beer 🍻 What a great little pub this is. Nindigully Pub is Queensland’s oldest hotel located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River. The license was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer’s accommodation for the Nindigully Station. From the late 1800s the Nindigilly Pub was a Cobb and Co coach change over station.

We could have camped at the pub but decided to head into St George for the night, just a little further up the road.

Dinner and drinks at the Cobb & Co Hotel in St George, before heading back for a good night sleep, ready to get up early and do it all over again!

Few more big days driving ahead and then it’s time to slow down, relax and take it all in.

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