29th May 2021
The best day of the trip without a doubt and the reason for taking the whole trip, certainly something I had wanted to do for a very long time.
Set off from Tibooburra at about 8.30am after the kids refuelled their cars.
The dirt road started almost as soon as we turned off the highway to the track to Camerons Corner.
The sign told us that the road was open I would guess that for the first 80km we were able to travel at 80 to 100kph the road condition was pretty good there were some corrugations and gullies that required a much slower speed but generally we made very good progress. The road was a mixture of dust, gravel and rocks., with a few washouts.
We travelled several hundred metres apart because the cars kicked up a tremendous cloud of dust but used the UHF radios to warn of hazards including the occasional on coming vehicle.
The last quarter of the journey was a different matter the road was in much poorer conditions with many corrugated sections and a lot of sections with a moderate depth of dust. This required much slower speeds in fact the last 20km of road had a 60kph speed limit, though that was about as fast as you could go anyway.
We entered Camerons Corner through a gate in the dog fence and a sign which told us we were entering South Australia, Just before the entrance to the Camerons Corner Store/Pub is an area where the plinth marking the exact location where the Queensland, NSW and South Australia borders meet. The pub itself is in Queensland.
It was therefore possible to stand so that one half your body was half an hour away from the other half.
That evening there was the most beautiful sunset which we watched from the plinth.