We are in Townsville
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
I've been slack, I just noticed I have not posted since October 2013 & a lot has happened since!
This Carcoar dam, wind farms on the hill, its December 2013
Carcoar tunnel, Maggie travelled through here by train from Garland to Carcoar to go to school.
Christmas at Carcoar Dam with Phil , Deb, & Daniel (not in photo) Bennett.
A concert at Moruya bush camp, big Al is in the front with a checker'd shirt
Mary-Ann came to visit us at Dubbo during Maggie's recovery
This Husband minding centre can be found at Burren Junction, there is a large camp out at the hot springs
This camp is on the banks of the Baloone river at Surat QLD, its a restocking site for native fish and the Cobb & Co museum in town is well worth a look
These are out of sequence and I'm not smart enough to get them in sequence now! This is the ocean cliff bridge at Coalcliff NSW, Jan 2014
Frankie and her friend Lou came to visit Maggie at Dubbo
Steve Andrews grandson Leo, have a good time at the Commercial Hotel Gulgong during the Henry Lawson festival, June long weekend
Sunday 13/7/14 Full Moon setting as the sun rose behind me, how good is this?
Still Sunday morn about 7am, I have to turn the panels around, that's Phil's car in the back ground
Blue keeping watch, I've got my bonnet up to discourage rats from getting in. One moved in to Phil's motor and brought a bubble wrap blanket which we found him tightly wrapped up in to keep warm. He also nipped through the diesel hose and had a drink!
This is what happens when you don't put an inline fuse on the line!
This is Erik the Eggrett and this is his turf.
Friday, 15 November 2013
Teaching Katie & Bec (the 2 eldest grandchildren) how to play Skipbo , I lost!
Luke and Maggie on his wedding day.
Jason and mummy
Tried to insert this earlier, whilst in Brisbane I had a chauffer!
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
Monday, 12 August 2013
Josephine falls, just south of Babinda
This is the highest mountain in QLD, Ill update with the name later.
This is the skin of a python that lives at Paronella Park. If you are up near Innisfail (Mena Creek), do not miss this beautiful park.
Part of the first Hydro Electric system in Australia at Paronella Park
The castle at Paronell Park, note the water fall is visible through the centre, as almost all features at the park have the fall in the back ground.
The castle at night.
Hard to not like this, sunset at Karumba Point
Fred and Wilma, 2 Jabaru you see on the Ferrymans boat for the Sunset Cruise, this is the best value for money cruise at Karumba (by a long way)
Who would have thought there is a place called Maggieville!
Lava tubes southeast of Mt Surprise, if you go to Mt Surprise, stay at the BP service station caravan park, it is cheap, good and the pubs next door.
End of the road, this is where the Bruce/James Cook Highway ends at Daintree village
We met up with Carol & Les at Babinda, shared fond memories, caught up with the family gossip and enjoyed fine food and wine, it was a great and wonder full 3 days.
If ever you go to Babinda, take a rain coat, gumboots and an umbrella. Make sure you go and see the "Boulders"
Thursday, 18 July 2013
On the road again, left home on 6th June 2013, first stop was Dan Murphy's at Dubbo for the essential cellar stock. First night was at Wylandra Crossing with Deb & Phil Bennet. We looked at the sky and I said "No it wont rain", the next morning Phil had to winch me out twice. Through Bourke, every shop had mesh on the doors and windows, on to Barrigun and spent the night, up to Cunnamulla and saw the fella, a couple of nights at Wyandra, where we had our wedding anniversary dinner at the pub.
Had trouble uploading so some of this is repeated.
On to Lake Dunn, that sunrise at Lake Dunn, Longreach to visit the Qantas museum (very interesting) then to "the Billabong" of Waltzing Matilda fame.
The spoke have rotted since I was last here, the two circles are wheels from a Cobb & Co coach. I did a video of the billabong but it wont download.
Of the 3 pubs above only one serves lunch, the Blue Heeler doesn't, the Quamby is closed, and the Sunset Hotel at Karumba is doing a roaring trade. Viorel and Libby Maggie and I enjoyed the sunset and a cold drink.