We spent the first three days staying in free roadside campsites. The first and the third at Nerren Nerren and Peawah River were comfortable but not memorable. The free camp spots are so useful for caravaners and are well used. Staying in them, means you can leave your van rigged up and there’s no backing. Not to mention of course that they are free. We have found that it’s best to try and get to one showing the green symbol in the camp seven book, which indicates there’s usually, drop toilets and a dump point for our van toilet to be emptied. They’re usually quite large and we’ve found if we get there before three, there’s a good chance of getting a place to park quite a distance in from the road and a chance of a good walk before dinner.
We were lucky on our second night when we stopped at Lyndon River. We managed to get a spot over looking the shallow but clean flowing river and as we were conserving our caravan water, the clean water in the river was inviting. We took our environmentally friendly shampoo/soap on a short walk down the river to find a spot out of view and washed our hair and bathed in the river. It felt wonderfully primitive and left us feeling clean and fresh. Afterwards we were treated to a wonderful sunset over the river as the sun went down.