Day 9 Monday 11th July 2011 Clermont to Charters Towers
“Interesting” cabin we stayed in last night – really a dressed-up and expensive “donga”! But it was quite comfortable, and Clermont is a mining town with accommodation in short supply, so I guess we shouldn’t complain. There is only one habitation on the Gregory Development Road, which seems quite empty of any sort of traffic, so a good road to travel north on and avoid all the caravans and tourist coaches. When we climbed out of the car at the one habitation, Belyando Crossing, it was warm (finally) and I took my trackies off and put on shorts – yay! There were loads of Apostle birds at the roadhouse – maybe even a gross of them: 12 X 12 (ho ho). They were very tame, even quite aggressive about demanding food. After this stop, we continued north to Charters Towers through magnificent swathes of Golden Wattle. My photos don’t really do the flowers justice, but I’ve included them anyhow, just for the general idea.