Cracow to Bouldercombe

Rob has taken us past many mining relics and through a number of mining towns. Rob has told me much of Mt Morgan. One such story that struck me was of the great wealth that came from the mining there directly led to the formation of the Anglo Persian Oil Company which successfully pioneered oil exploration in in the Pursian Gulf and later became BP.

So today we are headed for Mt Morgan.

More great trails today.

Overlanding (44 of 52)

Calide Dam and Power station


One of the new gas pipelines under construction

One of the new gas pipelines under construction



We stopped at Mt Scoria.

Overlanding (39 of 52) Overlanding (41 of 52)  Overlanding (42 of 52)Overlanding (40 of 52)

Overlanding (43 of 52)


Overlanding (46 of 52)

Rob got a flat mid avo so I decided to cook lunch while he got to work changing the tube.

What followed was the most spectacular failure to cook pasta. I will take most of he credit as I wasn’t able to get the little stove to boil the 2L pot in over an hour! I always have a rule of not putting pasta in until its boiling. We thought it was getting close and Raman tossed it in. It never did boil despite all my efforts. Haven’t had this much trouble with the stove before. Perhaps it’s the wood I am feeding it. Anyway that was a milestone for me in culinary disasters :p

Rob took us up a great track that culminated in a nice hill climb to bring us into Mt Morgan. A quick little tour of the town and a view of the mine before we nipped down te hill to the Bouldercombe “Bouldery” pub only to find there was a function on there and there would be no meals. Rob introduced me to the publican, Deano, and in short order we were offered meals and invited in.

We had a great evening, celebrating Rob’s last night with the Sunken Boys.

4 Responses to Cracow to Bouldercombe

  1. David August 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

    Mt Scoria, was there any scoria? but the volcanic plug of hexagonal basalt columns are better formed than any I’ve ever seen.


    • Oliver Holmgren August 18, 2013 at 11:43 pm #

      There was some scoria at the base I think. It is possible to play music on the basalt columns too! They ring when knocked for a long time.

  2. David Holmgren August 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    I’ve been wanting to see your photos since Brisbane at full res, so finally I went into the back end and worked out how to make them show up for everyone else’s benefit as well as mine.

    • Oliver Holmgren August 18, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

      Great, thanks Dave 🙂

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