Day 16

22nd April Tuesday to 23rd Wednesday

Packing up today and going to stay in Miles as we need to do a big wash. The fire was still going this morning so had my cuppa by it, so nice. Caravan Park pretty run down but clean enough, more to the point the washing machines were not to exe, so I got 3 loads washed and dried, hot showers and went to pub for tea. Was a very noisy night as we are right on the Hwy trucks all night, never mind catch up tonight.

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Camp site at Miles caravan parkIMG_0352  Red Winged ParrotIMG_0365 Red Winged ParrotIMG_0379     Red Winged Parrot

24th April Thursday 

Up at 4.30 am made a cuppa and watched the sky change, all the miners heading off to work or coming home, so much mining and gas mining  going on, unbelievable. Heading to Chinchilla to get Dons tablets, but we couldn’t get them so they ordered into Dalby so when we go there on Saturday they will have them for him. Off we go to Archer’s Crossing, get there and Chris & Kate are there, they decided to drag the holiday out a few more days. Stayed a couple of days here, lovely lot of water in the river, very green, some sort of algae in it so we did not put the rubber ducky in. Went for a big walk, did some night shooting and sat around the fire with Kate & Chris, bed by 8 pm.

DSCF1641  River at Archers CrossingDSCF1639 DSCF1638  Down at the boat ramp, Archers CrossingDSCF1636Big area for campingDSCF1632 DSCF1631  Archers Crossing camping, lots of room on the banks of the river

Day 22

Saturday 22nd February
Slept well, muggy though and overcast. It’s only 7.30 am, hope we get some rain. We all packed up after breaky and headed for Bingara, Sandy was ready earlier than us so we just met up with her at Bingara. Got a few supplies and had lunch in the Roxy Cafe, it was the old Roxy Theatre, they have restored it to it’s original condition. Arrived at Bonshaw Weir at 3.30 pm, was sad to see the toilet block has gone, I was told that they had big floods last year. Got set up and while Don was putting the annex up I was steadying one of the poles and the side pool dropped and hit me across the wrist, wow, it was instant golf ball size and very sore, so iced it every 20 min intervals. Was a bit sore during the night so wasn’t the greatest of sleeps. lovely and cool and windy, such a nice change. We are camping with some stock-man and there cattle while they feed along the long paddocks. They have no feed back at their farm, they have traveled from Goondawindi and heading for Ashford. Did some star trails, sky to dark.
IMG_8440-2  From our camp site the Dumaresq River, flowing beautifully.IMG_8441-2  Don setting up camp.IMG_8449-2  Looking across the Bonshaw Weir.IMG_8451-2  Looking up the river from the banks of the weir.  This is what I sat and had my cuppa looking at, pre dawn, how awesome.IMG_8493-2  This is the camping area, lovely and big, no facilities left now.IMG_8510-2  Bonshaw Weir, lovely standing under the weir and cooling off.IMG_8511-2 Looking back up to camp from the Weir.IMG_8512-2  Another view, very big area. You can actually see where and what the floods have moved and changed it all.IMG_8543-2  The bridge down from the weir, the chaps caught a Murray Cod off this bridge, big one to.IMG_8548-2  Looking across from the other side of river.

Gordon Country Trip.

 

Sunday 22nd Dec 2013

Got up at 5 am and started to get organized to head off.

My daughter gave us a ring to say they were heading on down to Aratula, this is where we are all meeting. Kay and Mark have decided to bring their camper and set it up so we are all together, then they go home for 2 days work and come back. We can watch the camper for them.

Okay, Kay and Mark arrived early so they came on thru to the Gordon Country which was great, they got to drive around and picked out the best spots, we all love the same thing as far as camping goes, they did well, we have a very quiet, some shade, by the river, not much of a flow, but there is water, lots of birds, so we are happy little photographers. 🙂

Once we were all set up and had a quick chat, Kay and Mark headed off home.

We got about having lunch, sorted out where everything is to be and it got very hot, about 38 degrees.

When it cooled down we went for fire wood, etc and just relaxed the rest of the afternoon.

Had tea once it cooled down, had a wee fire as it cooled off very quickly, amazing one minute you are sweating the next its cool, but very pleasant.

Had a great night sleep, everything wide open and there was a good breeze all night.

Home on Camping

This is the set up for the next two weeks.

Inside awning

Inside of the awning and our living area.

Nice big sites

Nice big sites and well away from each other.

Our backyard

Looking out at the view and this is our back yard for two weeks 🙂

Veiw of Cub's other side

Other side of the cub camper.

Lake MacDonald Scout Camping.

October 4th Friday

We were already to head off as soon as Don got home from work. Headed of to Cooroora Scout camp on the shores of Lake MacDonald. It was a gathering of the Australian Campertrailer.org group, were very excited about getting out in the camper again and a bonus to put some faces to some of the people on the forum that I chat and leave comments to. Friends of mine were already there, we got to the camp before dark, set up the trailer and settled in for a cuppa with Kate & Chris. Then wondered around and introduced ourselves to the ones that were close, sorted tea out and settled in for a good nights sleep.

October 5th Saturday – October 7th Monday.

Woke to a lovely fine day on this morning and got  to meet all the other campers from the trailer group over morning tea, lovely bunch.  The area of the camping is nice and big, lovely clean toilets and showers, place is a bit run down but cant fault it as far as cleanliness. Lake was a love spot to cool down as the weather was pretty warm. Spent time on the Lake, went for bush walk, sat around the camp fire in the evenings, just really relaxed. We were here until the Monday, it was the Queens birthday weekend.

Don-having-fun-towing-the-Kayak.  Having fun in the rubber duck.DSCF1497  Our friends in their KayakDSCF2056  Some of the Camper trailer group  IMG_5310 Our set upEntrance to the scout camp ground The entrance into the parkIMG_5346 Nicely lite up with LED lightsLake-MacDonald Taking in the view Last-light Evening sun settingour-landing-spot. Our LandingPainting-with-light,-for-those-that-asked.-Star-trails. Star trails and painting the trees with light from torchThe-area-is-bigger-than-this. View from the entrance, more area on the right of this photo, is where we were all camped.