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  • Jun30

    MT Surprise

    June 30, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    The surprise is that there doesn’t seem to be any ‘mount’. Came through many hills and twisty roads from Georgetown then it flattened out but no ‘mountain’ The story from the publican is that the “MT” really stands for “mining town” from the old days there were plenty around here including Mt Garnet and many others. So there you go... lots of gemstones found around here .., yes including garnets. In Georgetown there is a whole collection - I saw a 200kg quartz crystal at the info centre.
    Some of our neighbours tonight .... at the Mt Surprise motel and caravan park. Neil and Al looking at the map.
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    Kathy Negus

    What's with the beard!

  • Day66

    Flat Creek Station!

    July 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    We visited Flat Creek but we were disappointed! It was very hot and dusty with little shade! The only Gouldian Finches we saw were in a cage at the homestead! They breed them which is a very good thing since their numbers have dwindled. We did a bit of fossicking but did not strike gold!!
    It used to be a large gold mining town.
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  • Day5

    Day 5

    June 1, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Another early start on the road at 6:30 this morning, still on good Roads as we head into Charters Towers for fuel and breakfast, about 2 hours up the road we got to Greenvale as we headed out of town the road was closed due to a road train back trailer breaking in half carrying a load of rock, held us up for about 30 minutes, chatted to some other caravaners while we waited. Some small sections of one lane bitumen but overall pretty good to the oasis roadhouse, pulled up for lunch on the side of the road and then after a little run north we turned on to the Savannah way and arrived at the bedrock village caravan park in Mount Surprise and we sure did surprise the Newton's as we pulled in next door to there site 😊 Just having a cuppa and catching up on everything, happy hour shortly 👍
    Had a great night around the fire listening to the bush poet, very funny well worth it.
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  • Day6

    Day 6

    June 2, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Had a sleep in this morning, caught up on the washing, coffee at the van park cafe with the Newton's and then we walked in to town and by chance the Saturday market was on, Maz and Teresa picked up some home made preserves. Lots of people wandering around from buses and caravaners, not much has changed since we were here last, pub is still no good shuts at 5pm, a couple of cafe/fuel stops, 3 caravan parks in town but Joe and Jo's Bedrock Village that we are at is still the best. Drinks and dinner at the van tonight, very relaxing about 25 degrees at late afternoon 😎Read more

  • Day7

    Day 7

    June 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Started the day off to a bacon and egg breakfast and then we all wandered down via a rocky track to Elizabeth Creek for a look, a very sandy creek with a good flow of water and some rocky rapid sections, another great day in the Savannah gulf country. Everyone was keen for a round of mini golf which is free at the van park, we played 9 holes and did not keep track of the score but Dennis took the win with the only hole in one. Spent the avo just chillin out catching up on the blog and doing the maintenance checks on the car and van before we head off tomorrow. Booked in for wood fired pizza for tea tonight, should be good with a few quite drinks👍Read more

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