All alone

We are sitting here under the awning in Isla Gorge National Park. All alone. It has been a hot day mid 30s but there is a breeze up now and it is cooling down. Just finished a BBQ pork sausage and salad for dinner.

Fernvale apple pie.

After leaving Gayndah we found ourselves at Cracow, west of Eidsvold. Prior to that we had enjoyed a slice of an apple pie we had picked up at the Fernvale Bakery on the recommendation of daughter Gillian. She goes out of her way to get one of these for herself. I concur with the recommendation, massive pie stuffed with apple. Tastes great!

Mural on the pump station at Munduburra on the way to Cracow.

Had a brief stop in Munduburra to see the mural on the pump station.

Cracow, pronounced ‘Crack-O’ is a bit of a ghost town. There are about 90 people living around the town, all the street scape is abandoned except for the hotel. The pub survives because of the Cracow gold mine. The pub opens at 4pm and is strongly supported by the workforce which lives in a fly in fly out camp. The mine has been going on or off under different ownership since the late 1800s.

Cracow Hotel before opening! No one to be seen!
An old shop in Cracow.

We had a great evening there enjoying a T bone and parmie. Homealone took some of hers back to the van. Good chat with some locals.

Parmie at the Cracow pub.
On the verandah at the Cracow Hotel.

We had a night at Cracow in the powered ‘free camp’, donation was liked. Good facilities and a pleasant night. Slight hassle with the power going on and off. But we survived!

Slightly depressing sign on the way to Isla Gorge, we are not number 9.
Campsite at the Gorge

The next morning we headed out to Isla Gorge NP. Hot day. The camp area overlooks the Gorge, quite remote and wild. Thought provoking environment. Great views of the gorge and cliffs.

Looking across the Gorge.
A nice tree on the edge of the Gorge.

Next stop will be Theodore as we meander north.

About allthegobro

I am a retired accountant who does a bit of consulting work from time to time. Leanne and I enjoy travelling around seeing the world and we are now going to have some fun recording our experiences in this blog

Posted on February 15, 2023, in Europe 2019. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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