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Day 25 – Paronella Park to Mission Beach
We rose with the sun as we had left all the van flies open due to the heat last evening. Thankfully it cooled down nicely through the night so we could get some sleep.
We headed back out to our mate the Bruce Hwy and took the short journey to Mission Beach. We hadn't booked anywhere but WikiCamps told us the council park was cheap and right on the beach. ...
... worth it, looking over the falls down the valley, with the river shining in the sun. Just beautiful. The Rangers were here this afternoon doing maintenance around the campground and checking that we had paid our camping fees. It is only $5.95 per person per night, so quite reasonable, not like Victoria with their extortionate camping fees for National Parks. We have paid for one night, but you can only pay by phone or over the Internet, neither of which are available ...
... have electricity. However, disaster struck in the 1940s when a huge flood wreakedhavoc but, with help from the locals, he had it up and running again in sixmonths. Unfortunately, since then floods and cyclones have caused substantialdamage and the final straw was a devastating fire which destroyed almost theentire main castle. All the buildings are now unsafe but the place is aninspiration to visit and you can see in your mind’s eye what it must have ...
... to stock a suitable fitting - Clean Water Products - so I called them. I have to say that Kevin and Sharon were great and did their best to source it. Unfortunately, the agents for the makers don't import the fitting into Australia and didn't offer to. Fortunately for us, Kevin took our specs and worked out what separate parts were needed to make up a suitable fitting and Sharon sent them to us by Express Post that day. That's what we call customer service! Once the parts arrived, we ...
... up. Well, not quite, but a mini-fair had popped up to celebrate the new roadhouse opening, and the kids got a free play on a jumping castle, a shot at the clown mouths, a ****** but briefly loved toy prize, rainbows on their happy faces, a balloon and a 'gluten free snow cone' (i.e a cup of ice).
Back in a car we skipped thought Townsville, grabbed some Subway, and Mae tracks for the coast.
Clay enjoyed looking at the various ...