vinny and big tez

vinny and big tez
the set up

Friday, October 18, 2013


Well Woofie Chrissy and I were sitting on their back deck, when I spotted a lil baby bird.
we picked up me up and he was oh sooo tiny. Put him in a box and gave him some food.

I was going to keep him, MANGIE MANGO and I were going to be best of buddies and he would talk and repeat what I say. and be life long friends.

Chrissy got him all set up ready for him and I to hit the road, I even had a syringe to feed him. he was the cutest lil guy.

We left Isa,  I didnt  I could drive any slower but I did, because I didn't want to frighten MANGIE MANGO. our first stop together was Julia Creek.
I was sitting out the front of the visitors centre feeding Mangie Mango when are couple came up to me and said 'your that young girl that was in lake arygle traveling on your own' I said yes that is me. it was weird because I didnt actually speak to them. they were intrigued about lil Mangie, I explained how we found him and rescued him. and that was that.

Mangie and I have now became quite good friends and we were headed for Hughendon for the night. So of we went driving just as slowly as ever. when we got to the dinosaurs and checked them out before setting up camp for the night. now we were all set up for a nice night.

Let says I have learnt another lesson in life when it comes to birds. Lets say my track record since I was a teenager was not very good. and Mangie and I were going to change things,

Mangie was tucked up in his bed, with fresh water and blanket, I Put him on the bench to sleep, then I went to  sleep. I woke the next day to find Mangie no longer. The temperature dropped lots that night  and remember how I said my track record was not very good, I placed him on the bench (bench as n stainless still kitchen sink bench) and being a baby bird and cold at night he needed to keep warm. Then we all know what happens. lets say Mangie burial was in the garbage bin and my drive to Townsville was long and lonely, it was back to talking to myself and swearing at ppl who dont wave at me when I go past them.

 Mangie our 48hours together was awesome. just added to the trip.

Heading to the ISA

Well today was another long long day. I was actually crossing the boarder from NT to QLD..............
Whoooo another time Zone, pretty sure I just went from WA, to NT and now QLD.... you getting jet lagged cause I was starting too, but I am on holidays so it doesn't really matter

I crossed the boarder with flying colours, no food inspectors but there was a cop station. I decided to pull up at road side for a break, and man didnt I feel small, well so did vinny and biz tex, parked next to this big thumping huge RV caravan... its was schmick, leather lounges they were living the dream.

But so am I, I have vinny the van and biz tez and that was enough. when they left all felt better and I Tuckered into some musk sticks and heading on my way.

Mining towns have this feel and smell and a sense of life is different, This was my first time when I got to Mt Isa, and was lucky enough to stay with Woofie n Chrissy. I even showed Woofie how to reverse Vinny into the yard.

Then I went on a tour of the town and the mining sites. AMAZING it such a different world out there and till you go out there, no one can explain just how amazing it is out there. We went to Woofie work and I got to stand up again one of the big big big dump trucks, its was sooo good. Kyle did warn me that I am female and new to mt isa, guys will stare... ahahah I got a lil scared.

Then we went out to the Dam and this is where many spend the time off. Looks like fun. after I had the grand tour its was DRINK O CLOCK.

We went home and Chrisys was there and even bossie came for a drink. It was a nice way to see the ISA...

Then we found................ MANGU

Barkley Homestead

Well, this could be weird as I am typing this now Oct 18th 2013, pretty much nearly 2 years on from my trip. I stopped blogging online, as to why I am not sure. But today I decided I would finish my trip in my own words.

Lat time I blogged I was in Renner Springs in the NT. I woke up early with a little dusty hang over, however today was a short day I headed to the Barkley Homestead which is east of Threeways. once I turned off at Threeways I was heading east which meant getting close to the east coast.

There is just something about the Territory which I cannot put into words how are ease I am with the outback and the chilled life it can be.

I made it Barkley homestead got set up and was ready to relax for the rest of the afternoon and thought I might dip in the pool. HOLY MOLY THE POOL WAS COLD AS ICE, Quickly got out and was going to sit on my chair and watch the world go by when I could smell smoke. Then having a mini heart attack as i have never really been near a bush fire 50 m from and mind you the Barkely homestead has petrol station,
I ran out the front and its was wild they were back burning and the wind pick up and the fire  raced across the rd, lucky this time it was past the homestead.......

this resulted in a drinking session. I went back to vinny started having chats with the neighbours then heading inside to the homestead. UMMMM HELLO why was I know in there early the guy that was running the place, hottie, cuttie farmer boy. so I sat at the bar have a few cidars then an old mate sat down and starting buy me more cidars, after 3 cidars from him it was time to run,