The Age of Dinosaurs, Winton

The Age of Dinosaurs in about 25 ks out of Winton. The road takes you to the top of a ‘Jump-Up.’ I had never heard of the expression ‘Jump-Up’ in terms of a hill before. We were informed the road up the hill was unsuitable for vans and it was recommended caravans be unhitched and left at the bottom of the hill. As we weren’t taking our van with us we didn’t think about it until we got there. The road up to the Jump-up was steep and windy. Rain had carved grooves into the road making it a bumpy ride. I wouldn’t have liked to take our van on it but when we got to the top there were vans there. (There is always someone one who thinks the rules don’t apply to him.) Continue reading “The Age of Dinosaurs, Winton”

Stockman Hall of Fame

A young man with a very relaxed Brahman bull was greeting people outside the front of the building. He was inviting people over to give the animal a pat. The children were fascinated with the animal. I did wonder how many fathers told their children “this is where hamburgers come from” as they walked away? Continue reading “Stockman Hall of Fame”

River Cruise and Dinner

Included in our ticket was a river cruise and dinner. We would be picked up and dropped of at the bush camp. Being at dusk I would have though we would have seen more bird life. There was a bird in a tree watching us pass by and a water bird on the side of the river that did the same. I did see the odd bird fly past but I would have though they would be coming in to settle for the night but it just didn’t happen. Continue reading “River Cruise and Dinner”