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Mount Isa Trip

18 November 2019

So Kirsten and I had a “little” adventure over the weekend. We manufactured a number of large signs last week, for the Lady Annie Copper mine, situated about 120km north of Mount Isa. While it wasn’t the original plan, circumstances arose with the client, that would see us transporting the signs up there, and then installing them at the mine site. (Only some of the signs are in the pics). So we loaded up Thursday night, and headed off on Friday morning. We shared the driving and arrived in the Isa about 6.30am Saturday. Saw a few sights along the way, shredded a couple of tyres, and had three kangaroo hits! Poor old ute looking a little worse for wear!

The roos are out of control between Barcaldine and Winton. We were doing 40-60kph through 110km zones, and still couldn’t avoid the unpredictability of these guys. They just gather along the sides of the highway. Plenty of dead ones scattered all over the roads too.
Was stifling hot up there. Spent Saturday driving to the mine and putting up all the signs. Dirty, dusty, stinking hot up there.
Got back to the motel in the Isa late Saturday arvo, had a big sleep, and left for home early Sunday morning.

Arrived back in Caboolture 10.30am today (Monday). Not something we’d want to do again anytime soon!