Kuranda to Charters Towers

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April 19th 2010
Published: April 19th 2010
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Finally we have set out on our journey. Lyle & I waved goodbye to Pat at 10.35am and headed for Townsville. After much map checking, umming and ahhing we decided that if we wanted to get started we would have to go a different way to our original plans due to most of the roads in the North being closed.

Stopped after Cardwell at Hinchinbrook Lookout and took a couple of pictures of the views back toward the coast.

Called in at Innesfail for lunch at Café on Edith which was very efficient with great choice.

The wet weather pursued us with occasional heavy showers until Ingham where gradually the clouds lightened with a stray ray of sunshine peeping through. Thus we traveled down the coast road through Townsville and onto Charters Towers. We arrived after dark at 7.30pm. After finding the Charters Towers Caravan Park, we decided that a cabin was the way to go so were given the last cabin with 7 beds! Quite roomy.

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19th April 2010

great shots
Hi Margaret, I'm back from China and your off across Australia. The blog is a great way to keep in touch. Don't get too wet. Keep safe. Alia
20th April 2010

What happened to the tents?
Here you are, day one and already the tents have been tossed over in favour of "a cabin". Goodness me Wayfarermarg, I thought that even if it was cyclonic, you would have been too enthusiastic to even consider giving in to "the easy life". Once again I am worried about just what is happening to our pioneering spirit and sense of adventure. Most un-Australian. Regards, Bob
4th May 2010

hi there
Dear Dad and Margaret, I was so thrilled to find you do have a blog! Good thing I asked Mum about it. And Matt sent link very promptly too. Trip sounds good and I will get Joshua to follow along - good for learning and keeping contact with his only grandad. Take care you two!
10th May 2010

my reply
Hi Lisa, Josh and Kerry, Glad you got the blog details so you can keep up with us, we are now in Halls Creek, W.A. All is going well, keep reading the blog, Love to all,Grandad
10th May 2010

We've done enough camping to not be too anxious to try out the tents. That time will come, meanwhile the 'easy life' beckons

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