Here we go again
There is a song which starts with these lyrics but I can’t remember any of the rest. Athomealone says it’s some sort of romantic song and that’s why I can’t remember the lyrics! A good start for 7 weeks on the road!
As planned we got away 4 hours late on the 22 April 2014 from Brisbane heading up the Bruce Highway. We are off to Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, via the Savannah Way. The Savannah Way traverses Northern Australia west of Cairns, passing through towns such as Georgetown, Croydon, Normantown and Burketown. We are away 7 or so weeks on this return trip to Brisbane. It is the end of the wet season in Kakadu and we are leaving before (we hope) all the old grey nomads get on the road doing the same trip!
We have had 3 quick one night stands getting here to Charters Towers. First night was Childers. Next a free camp, including amenities and hot showers, at Duaringa which is about 12ok west of Rockhampton on the Capricorn Highway. Arrived here to a minor drama with the van. On opening up we found a trail of oily salad dressing stretching from the fridge, seems a jar tipped over and the lid unscrewed itself and this stuff leaked out of the fridge across the floor of the van. There was an opportunity here for an enquiry into why and how this jar lid unscrewed itself but allthego felt this was unnecessary and it was just better to let the clean up proceed. This was wise.
After an otherwise uneventful night we continued west to Emerald and then turned north on the Gregory Development Rd to Clermont. Over-nighted here at the Clermont Caravan Park, great little spot just out-of-town. Spent a couple of hours whipping around catching all the sites. One of these was St Mary’s RC Church but the Roman Catholics had a few years ago cunningly moved their hundred plus year old church and built a new facility, but they hadn’t told the guide books. Tricky! We missed it. Anzac Day dawned and we headed down to Hoods Lagoon for the commemorative service at 9.30am. My guess is there were 300 people of all ages there,which is about 10% of Clermont’s population. Not bad.
We are now in Charters Towers for 3 nights.