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St George to Warwick, well actually Ipswich

We woke to another overcast sky, so much for QLD beautiful one day and perfect the next 🙂

We decided to skip the usual road trip/camping breakfast of coco-pops and hit the bakery. so we packed up and headed down the main street only to find the bakery closed! arghhh foiled by our own stomachs 🙁

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So with empty tummies we headed on out of St George on another quest for sunflowers, this time around the Warwick area. As we headed out of St George it was nice to see some blue sky, which had cleared up a little whilst we were hunting sweet treats, and also the irrigation canals filled with water with lush green cotton crops stretching out as far as the eye can see.

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It didn’t take long for the blue skies to be replaced with looming storms and as we approached Goondiwindi the lush green was replaced with the vast brown land and then wheat fields.

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I pulled over to capture some of the wheat fields and within no time at all from getting back on the road again the rain had started again, this time much heavier than we had had for the past few days. It was coming down reasonably heavy by the time we arrived in Goondiwindi.

As we were here nearly twelve months ago we thought we would pay the river a visit and see what the level difference was – only thing was we couldn’t remember, so just as well we were able to go back and check last years blog – it seems the river hasn’t moved which i guess is a good and bad thing, good that it hasn’t gone down any further but bad that they haven’t had any rain to lift the levels.

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(Last Year)

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We stopped and had a trusty pie for lunch at the local bakery and then got back on the road with Warwick as our destination, to hopefully capture some more sunflowers.

Unfortunately it didn’t take long before “Huey” decided to throw down the rain in serious bucket load drops for about the next two hours, making for an intense drive at times as there was almost as much water already on the road as there was coming down onto, coupled with road trains throwing another pool load over us 🙂 .. the joys of road tripping!

Once we arrived into Warwick and the rain was still coming down, the mountains all around were shrouded in clouds we decided that there wasn’t going to be much sunflower shooting today, so we decided to head to Ipswich to be closer to our appointment tomorrow.

(A few from Tash whilst we were driving out of Warwick)

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So we continued to drive through the rain, although not as heavy thankfully and arrived into Ipswich as “Huey” threw it done again. We booked into a hotel – this whole tent thing is just not going to cut it in this weather. But true to form QLD weather, the sun broke through with another great sunset unfortunately not knowing Ipswich at all we could see it but couldn’t get to a spot to capture it 🙁

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2 thoughts on “St George to Warwick, well actually Ipswich

  1. Great read guys. You have done lots of kilometres! Lovely photos. The rain is a pain but fantastic they are finally getting a bit out that way.

    1. Thanks, will have to take some time to have a read of yours looks like you have done some serious kms :-). Yeah, we certainly aren’t going to complain about the rain when they so desperately need it that’s for sure

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