Longreach

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Qantas founder’s museum. Museum of Qantas origins and history. Tour of a 747-200 and a 707.
Showers and rain expected over the next few days. Worst drought in 100 years the locals say.
Happy hour at 5.30 at the Ilfracombe park. Great to stay out of Longreach and travel in each morning.
Purchased atlantic salmon from a travelling fish merchant yesterday and it was yummy. Also fruit and veg from a travelling merchant.
Spent some time this morning at an old house in Ilfracombe. Left just as it was when the last of the pioneer family died.

Original settlers cottage Ilfracombe. Cathy from the van park

Original settlers cottage Ilfracombe

Kitchen left as it was.

Kitchen left as it was.

Qantas Founders museum

Qantas Founders museum

Catalina on display

Catalina on display

Inside a 747 engine

Inside a 747 engine

The "Black Box" is really orange.

The “Black Box” is really orange.

Inside a 707 cockpit

Inside a 707 cockpit

Inside the original Qantas hanger

Inside the original Qantas hanger

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One response to “Longreach

  1. Hi David and Joy
    We have been off air for two days. Trevor (VK5TW) and I dismantled the old battery yesterday after 11 years of continuous operation. Back to the dark ages for one night! Today at about 09:30 the truck came with the new battery (24 cells) but slightly lighter than the previous system of flooded lead acid cells. We were gaining benefit from the sun at about 15:30pm! The electrician suggested I change the regulator to suit the new battery – it is far more sophisticated. Otherwise the system was working at about 12:15PM. I have Pilates in the morning but I might be able to listen to you on 14.116 megahertz. I am sure you are having fun, so best wishes for now.

    John D
    VK5BJE

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