Mist,Fog and Windiest Roads So Far

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

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Atherton Caravan Park

Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Saturday, July 2, 2011

It was Cath's turn to drive,I think Al new what the roads were going to be like.Really hilly and it was drizzling and real foggy,some areas I could only do about 50km. I survived the drive and we arrived in Atherton,it was cold and wet,we settled in at the caravan park and than drove into town.We were both excited as the town had a Safeway,Big W and what we call normal shops,bit sad when you get excited about shops.Went to the markets today(Sunday),great market fruit & veg and lots of bargains.We also stocked up with eggs($2.00 per dozen) and avocado's from the side of the road.

We went to Lake Tinaroo,still too cold and wet to fish,lovely large lake would be very popular in the warmer months.

We went to a town about 10km from here called Yungaburra,they had some lovely shops,spent about an hour in a second hand book shop.We found the Gem Gallery where Al bought me a lovely Opal Ring,he has good taste it is beautiful

Visited the Curtain Fig Tree,very intersting.

The fig tree is from the strangler fig species Fichus virens. The curtain effect results from one tree leaning against another tree on a 45-degree angle. The strangler vine then grew along the oblique angle of the leaning tree, dangling 15 metres to the ground to create the curtain affect.

A wooden boardwalk surrounds the tree so you can see it on any angle. There is also a large photo-taking platform, so don't forget to bring your camera. An information board is present at the site to explain the origins of the tree.

As one of the largest trees in North Queensland, the Curtain Fig Tree is fascinating and unusual. If you're in the Atherton Tablelands, make sure you stop by an have a look.

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