Laura Pub Laura Queensland Australia

 

photo of quinkin Hotle

Quinkan Hotel Laura Queensland Australia

Written By; Gary Wonning

After stuffing ourselves with all the delicacies, the next order of business was to check out the local pub, it was rather small and rustic not unlike a bar anywhere else in the world. My initial thought was to have a beer in a quiet corner and retire for the evening. Boy, I was  mistaken, the place was packed, it seems as though everyone came for miles around. Not only were there Australians enjoying a drink, but Aborigines, and it seems people from the four corners of the globe.

photo, aborigine boy

Young aborigine boy dressed in ceremonial garb

Several Fosters later, it was time to mosey back to the camp ground, an open field behind the pub. It wasn’t hard to find my swag, (a canvas sleeping bag) and settle in for the night under the Southern Cross. Not a bad way to end my first day in the Land of Oz, a quick shower in the outdoor bath house and it would be off to the land of nod.

I was soon to discover there had to be a better time to shower, several people had beaten me to the showers and the water was ice cold. I will shower in the morning. Wrong again, another crowded shower and more cold water.

For the rest of the story!

photo of Ayres rock

The aborigines of Australia

The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.

His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.

He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.

He has published several books about his adventures.

For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.

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