Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Outback Pubs

On our travels heading up the Stuart Highway, we decided to have a few "one night" stop overs at the local Bush Pubs, they are all very unique and quite different.

An old outback pub in the bush, complete with a talking cockie out front.

When travellers from other countries visit these Pubs, they traditionally get asked to leave a postcard or business card which get stuck to the walls, ceilings, notice boards etc. Alan is looking at a postcard board.

After a long drive there's nothing better than pulling over, stretching the legs then "cracking a tinnie" or in Alans case a stubbie

The Daly Waters Pub was very unique, in that you only paid $10 at the bar for overnight stay and $14 for bbq dinner. The hot water system here was a little rustic, it consists of 2x44 gallon drums with a roaring wood fire placed under them, and amazingly it never runs out of hot water.

Same Pub, different angle.

A "road train" full of cattle, pulled over outside the Daly Waters Pub. Driver inside having a well earned beer!!!

I would just like to add that the publicans, and locals are very hospitable and always have a good yarn or two. A very enjoyable, and interesting part of our trip.


Blogger Gwen said...

Hi Jen.
I just finished the pub crawl with you and "Big Al". I'm as drunk as a skunk
But it was worth it
Well done
Love Gwen.

July 04, 2006 10:30 pm  
Blogger Peter said...

Hi Jan, makes my feet itchy looking at those photos.

July 04, 2006 10:43 pm  
Blogger Jacqui said...

Hi Jan,
thanks for your visit, I'm just back after a few days away, if you go to bears galore you will find how badly it ended.
hugs jacqui

July 04, 2006 11:32 pm  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Jan ~~ It strikes me that Pubs are
a big part of your trip !! Nice photos
though and info about them
Take care, Merle,

July 04, 2006 11:46 pm  
Blogger Raggedy said...

Great pictures. Your trip looks like a load of fun.

(=':'=) meow hugs
(")_ (")Š from da Raggedy one

July 05, 2006 7:39 am  
Blogger Meow said...

Nothing nicer than an outback pub. Oooooh, I want to go travelling again ...
Take care, Meow

July 05, 2006 2:06 pm  
Blogger Janice said...

Hi Jen,

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog.

It sounds like you had a good time on your trip. The pub looked a little rustic and looks like a fruit stand we have around here.

Did they really expect travelers to have post cards from where they come from?


July 05, 2006 6:10 pm  
Blogger Wystful1 said...

Hi Jen....this blog entry was nice to read about. And your pictures along with your stories made me want to take off on Qantas and come with you!!

How fun.

July 06, 2006 12:30 am  
Anonymous Carol said...

Okay .. next time a little warning please before any more pub crawls .. just had to put your mate Gwen to bed & tuck her in !!!

Love Always

July 06, 2006 1:43 pm  
Blogger Jeanette said...

HI Janice
Postcards,A lot Of travellers(,tourists carry post cards from were ever their been .they write on card were there from ,and some pin overseas notes (money )there also .very interesting to see and read ..

July 06, 2006 6:39 pm  
Blogger Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your posts are so interesting and I have enjoyed reading all of them and you were right about the song...it's very catchy...I'll be humming & trying to sing it all day long.

Sandy :)

July 21, 2006 11:03 pm  
Blogger DellaB said...

Hi Jen, Caz - great pics and story. I hope you don't mind, but I have pinched a little thumbnail of your road train to post a 'quick pic link' in my sidebar so that others might click and pop over here and have a look too.


July 23, 2006 7:12 pm  
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