Mt Surprise - where's the Surprise ??

Trip Start Apr 22, 2011
Trip End Apr 01, 2016

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Where I stayed
Mt Surprise Caravan Park
What I did
Kick Back and relax

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Thursday, June 30, 2011

After enduring more one lane highways and strong head winds it was good to ease into Mt Surprise. As we got there the weather had decided we had been without rain for long enough and decided to give us a little sun shower.
We had encountered a group of cycilist along the way and found out they were participating in the Cairns to Karumba bike ride raising money for charity. We also discovered they had a big night on the town the night before..... Now we know why the groups were so split up :)
We were only in Mt Surprise for one night so didn't unpack too much. We had a stroll around town (10mins) and visited the Gem shop where you could fossick for Topaz and the like.
The surrounding area is supposed to be good for that sort of thing.
Had dinner at the pub and an early night.
The following morning we decided to take it easy and visit a few places along the way and decided on the run where to stay. It was also time to say bye bye to Ivan who had kept us company since Karumba. Thanks for the chats, laughs, and sharing your fish, and we are sure we'll meet up soon as we are still heading the same way.
After more head winds, one lane roads, and rain we arrived in Ravenshoe... but thats another chapter   
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