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Tuesday, May 16, 2000
Barkly Homestead, NT to Mt. Isa, QLD, Australia
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Mt. Isa, QLD, Australia:
Latitude: 20° 43' 32" South
Longitude: 139° 29' 30" East
Altitude: 1141 feet
From Seattle: 8504 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Travellers Haven

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Regions: Northern Territory, Queensland
Route: Car: Barkly Highway (A66)
Path:Barkly Homestead, NT - Mt. Isa, QLD, Australia
Road Miles:311 miles
Linear:249 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1132
Miles Driven:183572
Linear Dist: 216808
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 259
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Hotels: 376
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 126
Hostels: 253
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3980
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Journal Entry:
Another long driving day. This one was along the relatively busy (passed a car every ten minutes) Barkly Highway. About half way through the day crossed in to Queensland. I've now been in every state and territory in Australia. Pulled into the mining town of Mt. Isa around three o'clock. Tried to check in but the reception at the backpackers in closed until five. Drove around town - it's pretty industrial and not very inviting or quaint. Found an internet cafe and waded through my email. Also realized that I've changed into a new time zone and it's actually half an hour later than I thought it was. At five thirty I checked in to the backpacker then set out to get dinner. I was going to do laundry tonight, but when I got back from dinner I found that reception closed at seven and I couldn't buy detergent...


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