We celebrated Chris's birthday in Mt Isa. Unfortunately most of the day was spent running arond town trying to sort out how to renew his drivers licence. When you're interstate...these things aren't as simple as they should be! But we enjoyed a yummy dinner and the girls and I made a rocky road, mars bar slice stack for a birthday 'cake'. He loved it!!
Monday, August 29, 2011
After leaving our van at Gregory Downs we spent 2 days, 1 night at Lawn Hill NP. We spent the first day doing walks. We came across some amazing views. Nothing had come close to the views of the Kimberley for me....until now. You could have sat there all day (except for the heat) soaking in the view!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
On our way into Normanton we spot some Brolgas. We stop the car and try to creep up on them. They must have good hearing as they heard us from a long way off and started to move away. Thankfully we still get to see them. In Normanton we see this replica of 'Krys the King Crocodile'. It's the largest crocodile caught on record at over 8m in length!!
From Georgetown we travelled to Haydon Station. We stayed here for 2 nights. We had been given contact details for the people who own this station and knew people who they knew. They were very welcoming and Chris enjoyed a day around the station helping out. One photo here is of their mailbox. Their mail is still delivered by the train each week!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Claire (and her sisters) had a great time celebrating her 8th birthday!! She decided she would have the day off school and did extra yesterday. We love the flexibility of distance education!! It was also lovely to chat to so many friends and family on the phone and on skype!! It made her day extra special.
Claire has always wanted a pool party!! I'd say with an August birthday, this will be her first and her last!! She had a great time though!! And it couldn't have been easier with hot weather and a pool right across the road from where we're staying in Georgetown, Qld.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
On our way to Georgetown, we stop in at Innot Hot Springs. It's been a long time since the girls have been able to have a bath, so they enjoy laying back and relaxing in here. You just find a hole to lay down in. In some places it was just too hot, you could see the steam coming off the water!!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
We leave Mareeba with our utes packed up and we are ready for one big adventure. We bushcamp all the way up to Cape York and back again. It was wonderful to have our friends The Parkers come with us. Not only was it safer to be travelling with someone else, but it was a whole lot more fun!!
There were some cool and interesting things to see up at the Daintree and Cape Tribulation. We did see a cassowary or two and we were amazed at this tree. The rainforests around here constantly reminded us of how creative our God is!! We're told this tree is a strangler fig.
Here we are at Cape Tribulation. It was a stunning day, the sun was shining for us. We found we could never tell what type of day we'd have. It felt like the weather was constantly changing throughout the day.From here, we travel a 4WD track, the Bloomfield track, through to Cooktown.
We stop in at Cooktown for morning tea and to stock up on supplies. Apart from the wind, it was a great little town with loads of history. This photo shows Endeavour River where Captain Cook came to repair damage on The Endeavour from the reef near Cape Tribulation.