Monday, 27 September 2021

A few Pubs

A few random photos of Hotels in the Outback and the train Station in Longreach, Queensland.

Julia Creek Hotel.  We had driven for miles or km before we came across Julia Creek, there wasn't a great deal there apart from another Hotel, a few houses and a shop so we continued on. There are about 511 people in the Creek.  Also there is a Caravan Park which we never even looked for as we were in our car.  It was a very lonely road we didn't even see another car but we did see a train going west, the train driver tooted and we waved madly as it was good to see someone :)

We have photos of the McKinley Pub in Queensland where from the Movie Crocodile Dundee went to the Pub called Walkabout Creek Hotel.  Another lonely road in what seemed the middle of no where.  Population about 178 people.
 



42 comments:

  1. Quintessential Australiana. I suspect they are the lifeblood of the local area...

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  2. I am enchanted by these beautiful places with few inhabitants. I would like to visit Australia.

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  3. This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Margaret.

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  4. Judging by its place on your map, Queensland is inside, far from the ocean area. That might be good for its people, considering climate change and the predictions about places finding themselves under water in the future.

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    1. Duta, the Outback towns are often in flood as when it's rains, it rains for days sometimes, the water just sits on the ground and when enough water it flows, the ground becomes mud.

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  5. Hasta los hoteles da la sensación de que están desiertos. No se ve ningún coche aparcado por allí.

    Besos

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    1. Not one car in the street either and that was when people could move about at their will.

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  6. The train driver was probably just as pleased to see you.

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    1. I reckon he was Andrew, I know we were pleased to see him, our first human that day :)

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  7. Wonderful post! You caught the atmosphere with the picture and your words.

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  8. Doesn't look like much is going on, very isolated and not many people. Great shots!

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  9. Not a place I want to settle down. Tasmania, now, that's a different story.

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    1. Too far away from civilization out in the Outback, and yes, Tasmania, Australia is very different as you know.

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  10. Gostaria apenas de visitar, me pareceu um pouco solitário! bj

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    1. Could be lonely there especially is you like to have people around you.

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  11. Nice photos, you see the contrast within Tasmania in terms of landscape, I think of those American ranches, those bars or motels in the middle on the endless roads.
    Happy week.
    Best regards.

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    1. Very different from Tasmania, Australia to the Outback Australia - so very different.
      Thank you.

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  12. Nice pictures Margaret.
    Special to see all these hotels. Funny that they have organized safari tours.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. The organized safari tours is just a sign from the movie and the owners have left that sign there as a reminder of when the movie/the scenes were made in that Pub. However, it does seem rather strange to have it there for someone that didn't know about the movie.
      Thanks Marco.

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  13. Looks like a very isolated and peaceful place. Have a great week.

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    1. So peaceful Nancy, guess the pub is used for people passing through and the locals as a meeting place.

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  14. Hi Margaret,
    A very quiet place. How interesting and beautiful McKinley Pub is.
    Thank you for celebrating my son's birthday with me.
    A big hug

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    1. You are welcome Maria and sure do hope your son had a wonderful day :)
      Very quite there, we walked inside and one could hear a pin drop, the publican look as did the patron.

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  15. Very isolated area, but very unique too.
    Fun to see these hotels and remember Dundee. I loved the movie.

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  16. I'm so pleased you include maps in your posts, they are helpful.

    All the best Jan

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