It was close to 9am by the time we left Charters Towers on Saturday morning. We are all fuelled up and on the road south to Emerald. Much the same scenery as yesterday, but with a few more cars and less road trains. We drove through Emerald just after 2pm, so we agreed on 3.30 as our “stop and look …Continue reading →
We ordered a bottle of wine, and the girl serving us went out the back for it. She couldn’t find the one we wanted, so she went to the bottle store for it. We got it at the bottle store, price instead of the over the counter price, which is usually a few dollars dearer. You gotta love these back country pubs.
After rather a slow start to the day, we piled into the car and headed north for a day trip to Port Douglas. What beautiful scenery as we drive round the hills, with the road running beside the beach. Getting back into tourist country again, seeing caravans and vans with plates from NSW and Victoria and even Tasmania. Suddenly the …Continue reading →
This morning we’re off on the scenic train from Cairns. It’s a better day weather-wise today, and we settle into the train for a pleasant 2-hour trip. The sugar cane is in flower all around here and looks rather lovely. The track goes through 15 short tunnels on the way, the longest being almost a mile in length. As the construction …Continue reading →
Today we’re spending the day in Cairns for shopping and a general look around. After parking the car in a city street, we walked down to the marina. Boy, there’s a few dollars worth of boat tied up down there. We walked around for ages, walked back up to the shopping area, and spent a bit of time there. We …Continue reading →