Day 48 Sunday, 26/6/2016, Rollingstone, Overcast, cooler Hallelujah, our neighbours have started to pack up. We farewell ‘the Sugars’ who are heading home to Mackay. F and L (yes, even they chuckle about that one) have kindly offered us a camp spot under their house if we need it (those big Queenslander houses are rather handy). They are indeed charming people. While I work on finishing our caravan club newsletter, of which I am late in dispatching, Woody lies on the bed and watches the neighbours pack up. Last night they had a family meeting and mother declared that breakfast … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 48 – In the Lockup
Day 47 25/6/2016, Saturday, Rollingstone, Hot, steamy 28 We’ve been having trouble remembering what day it is. Thank goodness that Woody loves his politics otherwise I’m sure I’d miss polling day. The sunrise this morning was magnificent and people were … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 47 – Tempting the crocs
Day 45 & 46 23 & 24/6/2016, Thursday, Rollingstone, Warm to hot 30 Aah….the tides comes in and the tide goes out. A peaceful walk on the beach in the early morning turns out to be an hour of wildlife … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Days 45 & 46 – Stalking Storks & Shouting Barramundi
Day 44 Wednesday, 22/6/2016, Rollingstone, Steamy 29 degrees It’s an easy 57km drive north to Ingham through pineapple and mango farms and sugar cane fields. We try to vote at the polling booth in Ingham but every grey nomad in … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 44 – Wallaman Falls
Day 43 Tuesday 21/6/2016, Rollingstone, lovely 25 degrees We have a day of total relaxation and that’s what we came to Rollingstone for. Our neighbours tell us about Wonga Beach, north of Port Douglas and how much they enjoyed staying … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 43 – No, that’s a log
Day 42 20/6/2016, Monday, Rollingstone, a stunning 24 degrees We wake to a perfect morning, blue sky, sun shining and everything is warm and drying out. We drive into Townsville and as we turn onto The Strand the sun is … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 42 – Fancy meeting you here!
Day 40 Saturday 18/6/2016, Rollingstone, hot 28 We have only one chore to do today…put up the annexe. After huffing and puffing, red faces and sweating we finally collapse exhausted but with the annexe looking pretty good. Well, it is only our second try and we halved the erection time. Only three hours this time and worth it for the extra space seeing that we’re putting our feet up for a while. We tour nearby Balgal Beach in the afternoon, there’s no way we’d walk along the beach to it! Funny thing is that we can see the Balgal fish … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Days 40 & 41 – The Annexe
Day 39 Friday, 17/6/2016, Ravenswood to Rollingstone, warm and light cloud There was a little truck noise overnight as the gold mine is nearby. We were woken by fruit bats chattering in the trees above. A glance out the kitchen … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 39 – We made it!
Day 38 Thursday 16/6/2016, Charters Towers to Ravenswood, warm overcast with much talk of rain. We’ve turned south again just to see what is there. Little old Ravenswood is about 80kms south east of Charters. There’s not much out here … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 38 – Ravenswood
Days 34 – 37, 12-15/6/2016 Charters Towers, weather unsettled There is so much to do in this town, so much to see and many colourful waves of history to absorb. Situated a little over 100 kilometres inland from Townsville this … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Days 34 – 37 – Charters Towers