Monday, December 25, 2017

Woodgate Christmas 2017

A new tree, more lights and lots of tinsel were on order this year. The girls went to work on our first day to make sure all the decorations were just right.

We had a great feast - Baked ham in the weber, salmon, prawns, potato salad, mango and avo salad - we couldn't fit in dessert. We saved it for another day.

Everyone was suitable spoilt - I love seeing thier faces when they open up surprises.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

2017 Road Trip - Injune to Home

We stayed at the race course in Injune - only $15 for all 5 of us with hot showers and toilets.

A late afternoon drink under shade of some trees made our last night on the road relaxing.

We were up early the next morning as we now just wanted to get home.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

2017 Road Trip - Charters Towers

The drive from Kurumba to Charters Towers was easy and uneventful. As we rolled into town we found a small caravan park to stay in. It was a little quirky with it's own veggie garden and free range chickens. There was green grass and the amenities were clean.

Once we had set up we unhitched to go and find a supermarket and restock for the few days till home. It had been quite a while since we had seen a Woolworths or McDonalds.

This was just an over night stay so we didn't get to explore the area at all - that's for another trip.

Friday, September 29, 2017

2017 Road Trip - Urlanda Experience

From Charters Towers we headed home. We arrived at where we had planned to stay too early so we kept driving and end up at the Urlanda Experience.

The camp grounds were neat and tidy with nice amenities. We did a short bush walk to a lookout. On our way back to camp we spotted an Emu with at least 7 chicks.

In the morning we did a Lava Cave tour which was really interesting. After the tour we finally got on the road and headed further towards home, making it to Injune.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

2017 Road Trip - Karumba Sunset Cruise

The Kurumba Sunset Cruise did not disappoint. We were a little sceptical but we blown away by the hospitality of the hosts and the views didn't disappoint either.

The cruise started off with some bird watching and croc spotting. The crocs were a little shy but the bird life was amazing.

After an informative cruise up the river we headed out to the mouth of the rive to watch the sunset. Wow this was awesome.

The food and drinks supplied as part of this cruise were delicious. Even more amazing was that they only charged us kids rates for all 3 kids - usually we have to pay adult rates for the girls.

We would recommend anyone visiting Kurumba do this cruise.

2017 Road Trip - Karumba Fishing Charter

We had high expectations for this fishing charter. We want to land the big one - but to no avail. We did catch fish as the pictures below show but nothing enormous. And it was only the girls that caught something.

Colin did a great job cleaning and gutting the fish and then I had to fillet them. This is the worst part of catching fish. We ate well that night.

Despite not catching the big one the experience of fishing in the Gulf was amazing.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

2017 Gulf Road Trip - Karumba

It was only a short 70km drive to Karumba from Normanton. As we were driving Madi spotted a croc in a waterhole under a bridge. We also started to see a lot more bird life as well.

There were at least 5 crocs in this waterhole. 

Beautiful Brolgas

We set up camp in the Karumba Point Sunset Caravan Park. We felt relaxed and at home straighaway. We have views across the road to the river and it was just a short walk to boat ramp, fishing spot and the tree of knowledge. 

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