Just back from our
first adventure with our new camper trailer.
Having sold our Newsagency, our plan was to camp our way north to Cairns (from
Rockhampton) and back, but demands from our accountant (in Cairns) to provide final
figures, saw us drive straight through to Cairns, with a stop-over at a motel in
Packed and ready to go
We left Rockhampton under clear blue sunny
skies, but the further North we went, the darker and cloudier the skies became. As a
result, our first week was a wash-out, so we spent the time with friends at their home in
Cairns. Rained on and off all week!
By weeks end, the rain subsided a little, so
we took off to Lake Tinaroo on the Tableland. Spent 5 days/4 nights there taking in the
surrounding attractions. Drizzled most days, especially mornings.
Lake Tinaroo Camp Site
From there, we went south to Rollingstone
Beach (at the recommendation of a customer) and spent 4 days at the Big 4 Park there.
First Class amenities and lovely facilities, but a rather boring place to stay. No shady
spots . . . devoid of trees. The trees in the photo are nowhere near the small camp sites.
Wet, boring Rollingstone
Rained constantly for 3 days! The canvas leaked at the
seams which was disappointing as we seasoned the canvas before we left Rocky.
At least the Tele worked!
On the fourth day, the skies cleared and the sun came out
in time to dry the canvas and pack up. With the clouds gone, temperatures fell
dramatically . . . very UN-Northern!
From there, we back-tracked north to Mission Beach and
spent 4 glorious sunny days there (but very cold nights!).
Mission Beach . . . the Jewel of
It's a beautiful part of the world and highly
recommended, but unfortunately, the went, damp, cold conditions had me with a cold and Bev
with a bronchial condition, so it was an early departure back to Rocky, after a night's
stop-over in Bowen.
I'm sure it was on
One of the few remaining Motel rooms in Bowen. Nicole Kidman,
cast and crew have the town just about booked out until mid July!
So all in all, not a very pleasant start to
our CT Adventures. As a matter of fact, if Bev has her way, (which she won't) our next
trip will see us in a Caravan! Guess we'll just have to practice 'till we get it right!
David & Bev Price