We had no mobile phone reception out at Carisbrooke Station – so a few retrospective blog posts coming about our time out there – am using the free Wi-fi in the Winton library this morning as the kids read, colour in and play with the toys – libraries are awesome! It is air-conditioned and there are toilets – wahooo!
On our first day at Carisbrooke we headed out to Lark Quarry Conservation Park– the world’s only known dinosaur stampede site. Lark Quarry is 110km’s out of Winton and it took us about an hour to drive there from Carisbrooke Station – again along dirt roads but these ones weren’t quite as rough. We couldn’t get over the endless flat landscape with nothing but dirt & spinifex grass – the photos don’t really capture the vastness of it all!
We all enjoyed checking out real T-Rex and some smaller dinosaur footprints. A little surreal to see so many of them and realise that dinosaurs were actually right where we were standing millions of years ago!
We had a nice picnic lunch – no coffee shop all the way out there even though Beth did bribe Rod with that hehehehe!
Then it was back to camp to liven things up for the Grey Nomads (we did feel bad for the poor caranvaners that had to share the station campground with us that weekend – our 7 kids were quite noisy!!). We had yummy nachos for dinner followed by marshmallows around the campfire – and poor Grunda was dobbed in to bring the guitar out to the fire and play for us all! The Grey Nomads were of course subjected to a family rendition of ‘Free’!