We started our Dinosaur adventure today.
After a slow start and a bit of work by Baz we first visited the Australian Age of Dinosuar Museum. The first part of the tour entailed the story of finding the bones in the area as well as viewing the actual bones of Banjo (Australovenator Wintonesis) and Matilda (Diamantinasauras Matildae). Both of these species are estimated to have lived 95-98 million years ago.
We then took a short walk via the lookout to the second part of the tour, the Labratory. Here we learnt more about the digging process, the backlog of bones and the restoration process where bones are being prepared for museum quality. We actually got to touch some of the bones half prepared (not sure if I have ever seen or touched anything this old).
We then had lunch on the run whilst travelling to the Dinosaur Stampede National Monument. Unfortunately about 130km's from the museum. Here we saw over 3,300 footprints of a terrifying stampede of smaller dinosaurs on the arrival of a theropod. This collection is thought to be the largest in the world.
A fascinating day to learn of Australia's relatively new dinosaur history.
Whilst at the stampede we were joined by a tour bus carrying tourists having a crap hat competition. There were plenty of losers and not many winners.
On our way home Jack asked if we were staying in the car park of the pub again! Hmmm, yes we are.
KM's - 258;
Steps - 9,089;
Max Temperature - 30;
Fish - 0 (total 12);
Pokemon's - Level 14, 65 unique Pokemon's (no Pokemon Stops, no balls).
Accomodation - North Gregory Hotel (out back) - $10
Petrol - 114ltrs $145.10