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July 11th 2011
Published: July 29th 2011EDIT THIS ENTRY

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.



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Apostle BirdsApostle Birds
Apostle Birds

being cute
And Not So CuteAnd Not So Cute
And Not So Cute

Attacking a piece of bread
Fuel Stop near Charters TowersFuel Stop near Charters Towers
Fuel Stop near Charters Towers

What is an EA thing??
The 504 tradition....The 504 tradition....
The 504 tradition....

Drinks at 5:04pm!


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