Marg on 31 July 2014

We dropped down over 700 metres off the Atherton Tableland and we are now surrounded by sugar cane, palms and a lovely beach. Swimming is not allowed because of stingers and crocodiles, although no-one has seen either. We are in a nice park – people have quite large sites, which is quite different to a […]

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Marg on 27 July 2014

It has rained and rained, but it’s not all bad.  The weather is warm, but after 3 days, we are a bit sick of it.  With this level of rain and warmth, you can almost see the grass grow! It hasn’t stopped us taking in this beautiful part of the world.  We have visited 4 […]

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Marg on 24 July 2014

What an incredible change in the country from where we have been previously.  We are now on the Atherton Tableland, surrounded by green hills, mountains in the distance and lush, dense rainforests.  There are people everywhere and Malanda has quite a few shops. On the way to Malanda Falls, we called in to Millstream Waterfall […]

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Marg on 20 July 2014

We arrived in Georgetown on Friday, a stayed at a budget caravan park, which was very squeezy, but lots of large, shady trees and a very friendly host.  Just up the road there was a lovely park, next to the swimming pool, so in the afternoon, we walked to it and enjoyed a glass of wine at […]

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Marg on 17 July 2014

An early morning start – at the station by 7:40am, for an 8:30am start, then bagged a seat, got a coffee and waited for departure to Croydon, 155 kms away.  There was the rail motor and two carriages.  The front rail-motor was full, so we chose the next one.  In retrospect, it was just as […]

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Marg on 15 July 2014

Well, we wanted hot weather and we’ve got it!  The caravan park (if you could call it that), is just dirt roads, no grass, everyone lined up, with trees at each site, thankfully – much needed for shade in the afternoons.  The temperature was 31 degrees when we arrived, the next day slightly hotter and […]

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Marg on 10 July 2014

It is Thursday the 10th July and we have just arrived in Cloncurry, booking in for two days. Our first night after Quilpie was Jundah – a very tidy, tiny town, where there is a caravan park with six powered sites and a brand new toilet block in the adjoining park.  You can tell the […]

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Marg on 6 July 2014

It’s Sunday now, but last night, with the park is full to the brim (although it doesn’t feel crowded), we had our tea in the camp kitchen again and watched all the diners enjoying their beef camp oven, vegies, Johnny cakes, followed by custard and fruit.  We took our chairs around the fire just before […]

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Marg on 5 July 2014

I love Quilpie.  We have always had a good time here.  We are staying at the Channel Country Tourist Park, where everyone is friendly, the facilities are very clean and there is a good Camp Kitchen, which we have used every day.  There is a large communal campfire, where Ian and Eleanor put on meals […]

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Marg on 1 July 2014

We have enjoyed our stay in Bourke.  On the second day, we called in to the butcher’s, bought some garlic and herb sausages, their famous rissoles and headed to Mt. Oxley for a BBQ.  Firstly, we had to call into The Men’s Shed to pay $10 per person and receive a code for the lock […]

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