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  1. Phoenix of Cape Country
    September 10, 2010

    You definitely should have gone further north. You would have loved Fruitbat Falls, Twin Falls, Elliot Falls, Wenlock Falls, let alone camping anywhere on the Wenlock River. The white sand dunes of Shelbourne Bay are incredible, the drive to Somerset through the Lockerbie forest gorgeous, and the view from “the tip” really is something else. You could have even done the Old Telegraph Track which has some spectacular camping sites along freshwater streams. And then you have the fishing at Sesia, or the ferry to Thursday Island and Horn Island for a day trip, or even visiting pearl farms in the Torres Strait! It’s such a shame you didn’t go the whole way after such a long trip. You really missed out on an adventure. 🙁
    P.S. I’m yet to find a good meat pie north of South Townsville’s “Daisy’s Kitchen”. Chunks of tender meaty steak with flavoursome gravy…almost makes me want to move there. Weipa does have good cream buns though. And $2 chips dosed with chicken salt. Yep, you definitely shoulda gone further north than Musgrave/Iron Ranges.

  2. John
    January 29, 2011

    G’day Sam and Lisa
    Great trip report and great pics. We camped in the same site as you did at Chili Beach in July 2010, and then after three days of heavy rain there, we managed to take advantage of free parking in the Pascoe River on the return trip. A question – in any of your reading have you come across the derivation of the naming of Chili Beach? Maps and publications vary in spelling, and it doesn’t get a guernsey in the Qld Dept of Environment and Resource Management place name register.
    Cheers

  3. Constance Kuritz
    June 17, 2011

    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Many thanks

  4. David Bailey
    September 21, 2014

    You have some great photos of the Lakefield National Park. I worked at Lakefield as a stockman (“cowboy”) for several years in the 1960’s before the station was bought by the Queensland government from Tarrawinaba Agencies who operated it as a cattle station. Some of the photos that you portray as “Laura homestead” are actually on the former Lakefield Station, not the Laura Station.

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