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2nd February 2018
Sam and Opal Ah Bow memorial

Family
They are my Great Grand Parents. My family resides in Tenant Creek, Mount Isa, Cloncurry and Cammoweal.
From Blog: Adels Grove
6th February 2018
Sam and Opal Ah Bow memorial

Thanks.
Oh wow how interesting. Gee it must have been a tough old existence for them but by all accounts they had a busy little community happening out there. I worked at Adels Grove and did the Riversleigh Fossil Field tours so drove by regularly. Part of the tour involved explaining to guests on the bus about the history and goings on in the area including your Great Grandparents involvement. Thank you so much for letting me know. Take care and all the best to you, Bernie
From Blog: Adels Grove
6th February 2017
Mathison Rest area

Mathison Rest Area
A place set aside in Oz as a place to encourage drivers to stop and take a break is usually just a toilet stop or to stretch your legs with the slogan, "Stop Revive Survive". This pic shows it can also be a "final resting place". Pity about the rubbish strewn instead of in a garbage bin. Great Pic, Bernie!
7th February 2017
Mathison Rest area

Thanks Dave. I have experienced them all from the good, the bad and the ugly. At the end of a long day behind the wheel they are welcome - regardless, Take care.
24th November 2016

Lakes and Waterfalls look Incredibly Beautiful
Hi. Could this park be explored in December. Is that time of year usually rainy season ? I will be in the area south of there ( Uluru/ kings canyon) in December and would like to travel north to Darwin. This parkooks like a great stop over. I have alredy discussed with www.blueytravel.com.au and they will book my tour for Dec-Jan.....
9th December 2016

Darwin in December
Hi and thanks for your enquiry, sorry for the delay in responding but I am currently in South East Asia on holidays. Numerous blogs to follow when I get back home. The Wet Season is usually up and running in December - January and starts to ease off by March - April. Usually by the end of April it is pretty much done but as is the case everywhere with the weather nothing is cut and dry, things can and do change. My time at this beautiful park last December and January it rained a lot until the 30th of December, we had no more rain from then until mid January when I left. The caravan park has the Upper Finnis River running through it in the lower section which usually floods a couple of times each Wet. It very rarely comes up as high as the cabin accommodation however and camping is also safe. When the river does flood this also means that the road to the Litchfield National Park is usually closed as well. It can subside quickly often within (providing it stops raining) 24 -36 hours. Most of the swim holes and other attractions are closed at this time of year also due to the rains so you don't get to enjoy anywhere near as much as if you would in the Dry season. But the falls are even more spectacular and it is a beautiful part of the world. I hope this has helped in some way I have tried to be as honest as I can and not give you any false expectations. If you have any other questions by all means submit them to me and I'll do my best to help. Good luck and enjoy whatever you choose to do. Bernie The bottom line is it is definitely not the best time to visit the Northern parts of Australia and that means from the East to the West coast. At that time of year if it is not raining you can expect temperatures certainly in the high 30s to low 40s and the humidity will be high.
13th February 2016

Birds
Great to see a bird blog Bernie. I'll post it in the birds thread in the Photography Forum. One day I plan to blog my pics of the birds in my backyard, bordering Berowra Valley National Park. Without birds visiting and their songs, our days would be dull indeed.
13th February 2016
6

Red-Winged Parrot
May I suggest you edit your photo to give this fellow his name...great shot of a Red-Winged Parrot
28th February 2016
6

The old red winged parrot
Yeah you are right Dave but I did not have my bird book with me at the time. I could not remember all of the birds so I just ran with it, the Purple Crowned was particularly special. Thanks for putting it into the birds thread - life would be considerably duller indeed without these beautiful creatures.
4th April 2015
Sunbathing on the rocks

AHH...to escape development
I hitched from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 1970 then down to Noosa looking for surf. Pitched our tent on Sunshine Beach that only had a caravan park where we used to crawl under the fence to get water then hitch to Noosa for a milkshake. In those days Hervey Bay was a quiet holiday area and Noosa only had a milkbar and a caravan park and a single wave from headland to headland. Now the whole of the Sunshine Coast is kerbed and guttered and Noosa a bustling metropolis. Great you found a quiet spot not far from these iconic places.
4th April 2015
Sunbathing on the rocks

AHH...to escape development
I hitched from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 1970 then down to Noosa looking for surf. Pitched our tent on Sunshine Beach that only had a caravan park where we used to crawl under the fence to get water then hitch to Noosa for a milkshake. In those days Hervey Bay was a quiet holiday area and Noosa only had a milkbar and a caravan park and a single wave from headland to headland. Now the whole of the Sunshine Coast is kerbed and guttered and Noosa a bustling metropolis. Great you found a quiet spot not far from these iconic places.
18th March 2015
Road safety sign

And you missed it
Getting booked that is!
18th March 2015
Road safety sign

Missed it.
Nah it is impossible to miss this one, this was way further down the track than Charters, I was a lucky chappy indeed and I know it. The road safety signs are great they certainly make you think - should be more of it I reckon. Thanks for the comments Dave much appreciated. I am playing catch up again with my blogs but will be up to date shortly as we are once again about to hit the road.
18th March 2015
IMG_3241

Mmmm
Gotta luv a sign like this
18th March 2015
Road safety sign

No belt...No brains
Pretty effective!
19th March 2014

Great
Fantastic effort Bern. A picture speaks a thousand words.
19th March 2014

Thanks
Thanks Mads and thanks for putting up with us - that is a nice one of Tyler.
8th March 2014
Roma to Sunny Coast 1

Common Bern, it's 40 years this August since metrication. Is that Miles 135 or Kilometers 225 ???
18th March 2014
Roma to Sunny Coast 1

Metrication
40 years wow hasn't that just flown by? I found it easier with the change to follow the neddies, I don't know about you but it still seems easier though to quote a measurement in feet or inches unless it is a rather small thing say like a couple of millimetres. Um what was your question again?
1st March 2014
Winton 11

Beautiful blues
I've posted this pic in World Music Forum..."Blues in my System...Feeling Good"...check it out
From Blog: Mt Isa to Winton
1st March 2014
Winton 11

Thanks
I was not able to locate the photo on your site, shame but that's ok. Glad you enjoyed the photo at Lark Quarry - Take care. Bernie
From Blog: Mt Isa to Winton
1st March 2014
Winton 17

Great find
Really like this shot...if you delayed the clouds probably would have moved off
From Blog: Mt Isa to Winton
25th February 2014

winton
It's been a few years since we were out that way, but going outback later this year. The musical wall wasn't there then so keen to check it out. Did you visit Opalton? Gotta go off-road to get there, but typical outback mining locality with few if any women living there. We bought a permit and went 'noodling' on a claim which turned out to belong to the ranger we met at Lark Quarry. Larry says g'day. Happy travels!
From Blog: Mt Isa to Winton
1st March 2014

Hi Deb
We did not go to Opalton. The musical wall was very cool you must see it, I don't no if you can picture me going hammer and tongs at this place while Liz sat back and watched. She does not appreciate the finer things in life. Heading back to the NT on Monday.
From Blog: Mt Isa to Winton

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