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Published: July 20th 2014
We spent part of the morning de-frosting the fridge. It had built up ice on the element but only on the left side. We’re not sure why – is it from not being completely level on a couple of occasions? We’ll have to keep a watch on it and see if it happens again.
Barry found a caravan site on Wikicamps at Cooroy, which is within 20 minutes from Eumundi, where we want to go to the market we’ve been told is amazing. The caravan site doesn’t have all the facilities but, with power, it’s only $15 a night.
Neither that site nor the Showgrounds we’ve been in has a Dump Point, to empty out our grey and black water tanks, so we had to go back to Beerwah, the closest one marked on the map. The trip through to Landsborough went without problem but once we got to Beerwah, there were no signs for the Dump Point. We were told that it had been part of a caravan park but that was closed and the man didn’t know if the dump was still there. He gave us directions but they were rather unclear and led to a “No-through”
Lindsay Muir's Brochure (see previous entry)
This clay sculptor does amazingly colourful depictions of tropical creatures and plants. It would be like having your own bit of rainforest in your house.
road which Barry was reluctant to go down as we couldn’t see much past the corner and we didn’t want to get stuck there. We ended up phoning the local council and a very helpful lady looked it up for us and even contacted the manager of the Sportsground, where it was located. We eventually found it, still without any signs, which is most unusual. Maybe they’re trying to discourage its use.
At least we got another, closer, look at the Glasshouse Mountains as we drove into Beerwah, which was nice.
We got back on Steve Irwin Way that led to the M1 and headed north, finally. The road is named after the celebrity naturalist who was killed when diving and a Stingray tail barb struck him through the heart. He was well known in USA and was considered to be a great ambassador for Australia who did a lot for the conservation of animals. His “Australia Zoo” is along that road, too. His wife and children still run the famous zoo. We didn’t go in, though, as it cost $45 per Senior (even more for full adult rate). I’m sure a lot of the money is used
Marshland, Cooroy, Qld
Along the road near the Cooroy "No Worries" Caravan Parking site, we passed this pretty marshland every time we went out.
for conservation programs but having paid for Taronga Plains Zoo in Dubbo, we figured we’d done our bit for this trip. I’d rather keep our money to see the whales at Hervey Bay!
We made it to the “Cooroy No Worries Caravan Parking” and were taken to a level, gravel covered spot. It is a new site that only started in February this year and the owner has tried to make it look attractive, with lots of still young plants all around. The power came from a shed, which was rather a long way from our spot and needed four long power cords to reach it! It’s only 10 amps so we’ll have to be careful not to overload it.
After setting up we went into Cooroy township and checked out the shops and had a snack from the bakery as we hadn’t had lunch. There was no Redi-teller and Barry had used all his cash to pay for the next three nights. There were a couple of other banks but we have to pay about $4.50 for using their telling machines and Barry gets angry whenever it is necessary. He feels the banks are ripping us off
A Lovely Stand of Trees at Beerwah
When we finally arrived at the Sportsground, Beerwah, we saw this lovely stand of trees including a Flame Tree in full bloom.
and making huge profits doing it. Fortunately, he noticed the only petrol station in town, over the railway line so we went to fill up and he was able to get some cash out from there.
Back at the van we had lamb chops for dinner and watched some TV. Then bed.
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