30.10.2014 - 30.10.2014 40 °C
Talwood to Yelarbon
Leaving Talwood we quietly enjoyed the journey towards Yelarbon (C 6 # 805), a spot we were previously had been aware of but had not stayed. One unique feature of today’s drive was the number of agricultural machinery being moved on the highway. Most required a qualified Pilot to ensure traffic control and reduced accident potential. All the pilots were helpful and we had no issues in spite of some spots passing them at narrow points or on a corner. There was one instance of a convoy with about eight machines being moved. All this in conjunction with the many road train trucks carting wheat to silos for trucking or train to manufacturers.
We found the Yelarbon Recreation Reserve set off the highway but could still hear the passing traffic. What did impress was that, for $15 per night, we could have a powered site, water supply and excellent (if a bit old) shower and toilet facilities. Being another hot day we decided that this was a good investment. Adjacent to the park site was a small lake with a variety of birdlife, and, as evening arrived we were joined by a large number of kangaroos.