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Dalby, QLD.

Date: 20 March 2016

This trip occurred about 1 month ago. Back then it was still summer, none of this waking up to chilly mornings. (I am under the blanket right now).

We missed the opportunity to visit a cotton field last year, while celebrating Anzac Day at Jondaryan Woolshed. This year, however, we had Adam who was working on that part of Toowoomba to inform us that it was finally cotton season! I was not sure where the exact location was since there were not many information about cotton fields in the Internet. Using Zana's tips, we used the alternative Toowoomba-Dalby route, passing through Jondaryan Woolshed. This takes an extra 30 minutes to reach Dalby as calculated by GPS. After driving unsurely, we saw the fluffy whites of cotton and stopped by the road side for some pictures, wishing no one shoots us for trespassing.

After feeling satisfied with the pictures, we went to Dalby town, had a bit of a walk in the CBD, shopped at Target Country (Target for rural areas I presume) and took more photos.

Later, we had our picnic lunch at Lake Broadwater, the only natural lake in the Darling Downs. The best part was that we were allowed to swim in the lake. It would be a nice place to camp but there were not many people at that time. I would be a bit scared at night.

We headed home in the evening, and was presented with such a scenic sky view near Oakey. A super-duper huge cloud had gathered above the town, we could see the rain and rainbows, all the while the sun was still shining. Beautiful!


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