Getaway On Grafton
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- Swimming pool
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Microwave in room
- Free parking
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... trusty little washing machine and within an hour they were dry. Brian had a little sleep in his chair, ( to recover from the domestic duties), I tried to read my book. I have been reading the same book for weeks - I nearly have to start the book again. Had some homemade soup from home for lunch, then had a swim - first for the trip. Faye is packing up ready to go Sunday so bought us ...
... and lay their eggs. We got a little boat over to the island but with no turtles in sight on the sand we took to the water in search of some. Thirty minutes had passed and we still hadn't found one of these intriguing little creatures. Just as we were giving up hope I saw a huge turtle swimming slowly towards me. I couldn't believe how big it was as it slowly and elegantly breezed through the water. I was able to get really close and must have captured some brilliant videos ...
We drove to Freshwater Station to catch the train to Kuranda, the journey was very scenic, stopping at Stoney Creek falls and the infamous Barron Falls. We spent a few hours having lunch, browsing the Kuranda Markets, a lovely riverbank walk and returning to Smithfield by cable car, stopping at Barron Falls. The rainforest around Kuranda has been home to the Djabugay people for over 10,000 years. Europeans began to explore the area throughout the nineteenth century. It ...
... best facilities we have seen for a long time.. Very impressive.
Of course a big thank you once again to Rick for faithfully sitting behind the steering wheel nearly every day and getting us to our destinations safe and sound .He had a few more duties this trip , like drying the dishes , not forgetting the job of getting out of bed and switching the heater on, so it would be nice and warm when I got up. Also a big thank you to me, for making lots of cups of ...
... a tour around the Atherton Tablelands. So far so good.
At some time in the 1800s there was a gold rush of sorts in this area. Many of the small towns started off as mining towns. These days they are “mining” in the rich soils of the tablelands. This is now an incredibly productive agricultural area. Being at a slightly higher elevation, the temps are cooler than down on the coast. Yes, it rains there too, a lot. Some of the crops ...