Hi from Sapphire, in the gemfields September 30th 2010 At last the rain has eased in Queensland, after the wettest September on record! It was a true test for our tent, but Linda and Denis came through sleeping in it with no leaks, just dissapointed in the lack of sun! Still the rain hasn't stopped us doing anything, and was mostly at night.
From Cairns we headed south to Mission Beach, stopping on the way at Mourilyan for lunch near another sugar lo ... read more
Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Sapphire Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more