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Wordless Wednesday 08082018

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6th Stop

From Atherton Tablelands, it took us 2 days to reach out next destination. Leaving Yungaburra, we drove along Curtain Fig Tree Road and got onto the Atherton Malanda Road which would take us down off the High Country and back … Continue reading

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4th Stop

Our 4th stop finds us in Longreach. I thought the township of Longreach was a lot larger than it was. Due to the swarming flies, there was nothing for us to do except visit  The Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame.  Thought … Continue reading

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3rd Stop

Our next destination was Lara Station Wetlands, 13km off the Landsborough highway A2 heading from Barcaldine to Blackall. Lara Station is on about 6,000 hectares and the owners opened the gates to campers and caravaners after drought force them to destock … Continue reading

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Second Stop

I’ve always wanted to visit Queensland’s Gem Fields. The name of the town called Emerald always fascinated me. Somehow pictured in my mind was a scene out the American Wild West. Rugged men flashing gold capped teeth with a swagger … Continue reading

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First Stop

I had a few weeks to recover before leaving for 4 weeks of touring around parts of Queensland. If you’ve experienced broken ribs you’d know that sitting can be uncomfortable and bumping around in a 4×4 towing a caravan in … Continue reading

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Surfing Kirra Point

There are a number of great surfing spots around the Coolangatta coastline on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. One of these is Kirra Point. Kirra Point was once a much bigger beach, and home to some truly legendary pipelines. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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The Glasshouse Mountains

Glass House Mountains were named by Captain Cook on the 17 May 1770, as he sailed up the east coast of Australia in his Endeavour, approximately 64 kilometres north of Brisbane.  ‘These hills lie but a little way inland, and not far … Continue reading

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Shakedown

The urban dictionary’s definition of “shakedown” reads… Another word for extortion/blackmail, or the obtaining of a good or service through means of force, threats/intimidation, or abuse of power. Wikipedia has a definition reading… Shakedown (testing) a period of testing undergone by a … Continue reading

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Lake Samsonvale

The North Pine Dam, also known as Lake Samsonvale, was completed in 1976.  Located north-west of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, you will find this concrete gravity dam with earthfill embankments on abutments. This dam is a gated dam, allowing the local authority … Continue reading

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