Tuesday, June 25, 2013


Hi Everyone,
Just thought I would check in & give you all an update on whats happening with us,
After getting back from Darwin we settled back into our beautiful home
It rained pretty much all of the first week so we took advantage of that & visited some local Waterfalls.

First stop Paronella Park:

then we decided to drive up to Millaa Millaa & check out the falls there:

A great way to spend a rainy day!

We also spent a few days in Cairns - after the rain stopped. It was beautiful weather. the view from our motel was magic:

Dave finally got word on the job he was waiting for & he flew off to work. It is 8 days on 6 days off, flying to central QLD. So that was a relief.

So now just settling back into normal life at home, the weather has been beautiful, I woke up to this view this morning:

Just Magic!

Well that's all our news for now :)

cheers & Happy Travels 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Hayes Creek N.T. to Etty Bay QLD

Well  Everyone,
Dave finished up the job on Wednesday arvo, so we had a few drinks up at the Hayes Creek Pub & another great meal & left first thing Thursday Morning.

We stopped in Katherine to get some groceries, then onto Daly Waters Pub for a look:

The place was packed so we headed off to spend the night at Cape Crawford Heartbreak Hotel.

By the time we got there it was dark & the caravan park was pretty full so after finding a spot & a quick shower we headed up to the pub for a meal & more great music from Rod Dowsett.

We left very early the next morning, heading home to look for work :(
There was roadworks on the Barkley Hwy - NT side:

Then we crossed into Qld
Crossing the border

We stopped at Camooweal for fuel - interesting sign:

Back on the road again, not much traffic heading East. mostly heading West.
We did notice that everything was so dry & we passed these cattle obviously the farmer was trying to find them some grass!

A wide load ahead:

Lucky there was a spot to get off the road!

Continuing on we got to Mt Isa pretty late & got a drive through site, so we could take off early again.

We decided not to make it to Charters Towers today as Shantelle was working & we would be tired when we got there so we stopped at Hughendon at a lovely little caravan park:

So all rested we set off for Charters Towers about 9 the next morning.
We pulled into the roadhouse to fuel up & spotted these huge Dump Trucks - photo!
Apparently they were waiting for a Police Escort:

when we got to the Top Tourist park it was packed, but they still managed to fit us in.

We had a lovely afternoon catching up with Shantelle & dinner at Irish Molly's Hotel

Then headed off home on Monday morning. But there were heaps of roadworks & 2 Bakeries that held us up :)

The second Bakery was at Cardwell, the poor Town is still recovering from Cyclone Yasi. It is having major roadworks happening & foreshore restoration:

Great Bakery

fenced off Foreshore

Cardwell Jetty
Then home to Etty Bay, it was great to see everything so green, definately a change to the last 6 weeks.
A big thankyou to our neighbours Marty & Tash for taking such great care of our home :)

Spike back home int the shed!
Well now we are just playing the waiting game to hear about a job for Dave - will keep you posted.
Cheers & Happy Travels,