Saturday, April 27, 2013

We're Off - Heading to Darwin

Well we have hit the road again :)
We left Etty Bay at 11am on Thursday morning & headed up to the Savannah Way.
Beautiful scenery as went through Millaa Millaa:

& The Windfarm  at Ravenshoe:

There wasn't too much traffic & we seen a few vans heading the other way.
The road was more like a goat track in some spots, Lots of road works but as it was Anzac Day nobody was working :)

Lots of road like this!

We got to Georgetown & the Caravan Park was full so  we headed 20 kms up the road to a lovely free camp called Cumberland, ( 249 in Camps book) mind you it was raining when we pulled in so we didn't get to see how nice it was until the next morning.

Plenty Of space

A beautiful lake with lots of birdlife

The next morning we headed off towards Normanton.
We called into Croyden for a rest stop. It had the nicest Information Centre;

Very Quaint Toilet Block

Metal Sculptures

We got to Normanton about lunchtime & set up at the Caravan Park. We were supposed to meet up with some friends here, but unfortunately they got held up on their trip, we still may see them on the road :)

Normanton Tourist Caravan Park
We decided to Drive up to Karumba to see the Famous Sunset from the Sunset Tavern:

Beautiful Pelicans

This huge Bulk Carrier came in to load up Zinc & takes it out to the Mother ship.

Beautiful way to end the Day

Could only have 1 Bundy though cause it is 80kms drive back to Normanton :(

Today we went for a walk up the main street & said hello to Krys :

Pretty Impressive - Hey!

& of course the Purple Pub, might call in for a drink this arvo :)

It look more Purple than the photo!

Ok well thats all for now, tomorrow we head off towards Burketown,
Until next time,
Cheers & Happy Travels Shell

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Day out In Innisfail

Innisfail - Feast of the Senses Fair
Hi Everybody,
Just had a wonderful morning out with our neighbours Tash & Marty & their two little boys Kai & Beau.

We went to the Innisfail " Feast Of The Senses" Fair, Lots of food from all over Spain, Italy,Germany Etc.
Heaps of stalls as well selling a variety of things from plants to Jewelry
Lots of people

Dancing Banana

Perfect Weather

A rock climbing wall

Kai & Beau had their faces painted

Pelican & Kai
We then went to Warrina Lakes to feed the geese:

Marty & Kai feeding the geese

Beautiful Water Lillies

Then the boys had some fun in the playground:

Dave is at work so he missed all the fun :)
Cheers Shell

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Checking In

Top Tourist Park - Charters Towers
Hi Everyone,
Sorry it has been a while but just been doing stuff around the house so no travels.
But we did manage a short trip at Easter. We took the van down to Charters Towers to see our daughter Shantelle & fiancee Peter. We had a great weekend & practically had the park to ourselves, tucked away in the corner it was our own "Party Central"

As we had used to live there we had pretty much done all the tourist stuff but we did go up to the look out:
Lookout View Of Charters Towers

We also went to the Movies to see "A Good Day to Die Hard" It was excellent, action packed from start to finish :)
Now we are back at home getting ready for our next adventure, we are heading up to Darwin at the end of April for a few months, really looking forward to that.
We should have a few interesting posts from up there - so much to see & do!

On the house front we have got the shed built now, very happy with that:

Plenty of room for van, car & extra's :)

We love it up here everything is so green the only thing we really have to do is mow the lawn, the easy life.

Well that's all our news for now,
Cheers & Happy Travels,