Misty Mountains

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

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Where I stayed
Archers Creek Free Camp
What I did
Shandi spent time at the vet

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Friday, July 1, 2011

Managed to find the rain at last !!!.The hills surrounding the highest town in QLD lived up to their name, and were shrouded in mist. Despite the wetness we were still able to have a campfire which was a pleasant addition to the camp spot.
The area has much history relating to WW2 as a Major training and recuperation area for troops. Apparently there could have been up to 160,000 camped around the tablelands at any given time.
There are plenty of markers around to show where the respective regiments were quartered.
The Milsltream falls were very good and lay claim to being Australia's widest falls. Still plenty of water around after the wet season so the falls were looking as good as to be expected. 
Poor old shandi had unfortunately picked up a grass seed in one of her front paws and had to be treated by the local vet. The lesson we learnt was never say "Its ok if the girls get sick as there is a vet in this town"........
For the cost of one car tyre later, Shandi was relieved of the offending grass seed and a few others she had picked up along the way.
Enjoyed city style pricing of groceries and booze. Indulged ourselves in a bakery pie too-bewdy !!!.
All that was missing was the hot shower and so after two nights at Archers Creek it was time to move on and see if there was any better weather down the hill.
Point to note - it was a very nice campsite which was well patronized, and the locals had developed habit tooting as they went by - be it 10am, 5pm, or 4am......... 
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Barbara Charles on

Great fun keeping up with you guys. It is B.cold down this way. Spent the whole weekend indoors, Norm watching silly footy. Hey Al those Eagles won. Talk soon, Where are you LOL Barb & Norm

alcathandgirls on

In Mareeba off to Cooktown in next few days,sorry to here so cold.Al even put a bet on the Eagles to win and to kick first goal, he won LOL.Thanks for helping us get on the road,Al doesn't think he can ever work again,he is so relaxed I have to kick him some days so funny.Love you guys see you on the road some day.cath,Al and the girls xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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