Thursday, 24 September 2015

What I did in the holidays: part 1


Forgive me, friends, for I have slacked off. It's been seven months since I last wrote a post.

But I haven't been entirely idle. First I bought a new car and went to Kingfisher Park at Julatten. While there, I popped out to Abattoir Swamp, as one does. I hadn't been there for seven years.

Grevillea

Truth in labelling: Yellow honeyeater

Then I wandered up to Lakeland, west of Cooktown, via Maryfarms. I hadn't been to Lakeland since the road was sealed.

Maryfarms: the rainbow bee-eaters love this place

Looking east to the Kuranda Range

Welcome to..er...whatever

The road to the Cape

After which, I drove to Chillagoe.

Karst!

Car-st!

Chillagoe smelters

To the Metal Hills

And then I was about to head south on a big road trip — a road trip I had been looking forward to for a freakin' year — the windscreen on my 12 day old car was badly damaged by a loose stone and I had to go to Cairns to get it replaced.

I stayed overnight.


And then — finally — I got on the highway and headed south on my road trip. More of that tomoz.

2 comments:

mick said...

Good to know that you are still somewhere around! Even better to think you have been seeing some more great scenery. Enjoy the rest of your wanderings - and look after the new windscreen!!

Snail said...

Hi, Mick!

Yep, I'm still around, but on a very limited internet connection. Mobile 'broadband'. *snort* So I hope I can keep posting on a more regular schedule.