Photo highlights of this year's 2012 trip.

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Kalkallo Road House

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Main Street of Nagambie.

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Our campsite at Finley.


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Hillston CP.

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Views of the road taken by Marg.

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Mount Hope - Rock crystal fossicking area.


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The UFOs are watching us.

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Are we there yet? Nope, only 159kms to go.

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No traffic.


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Bourke - The Majestic Darling river.

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Whistling Kite - Beautiful.

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Bourke - Me at Fred Hollows' grave.


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Mt Oxley - The spewed up sandsone.

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Mt Oxley in the background.

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Bourke - Our camp at Kidman's camp.


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Bourke - The local kids.

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Marg on the Old North Bourke bridge.

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Hotel Brewarrina in the rear.


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Are we there yet? Nearly.

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Opal CP, Lightning Ridge

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Lightning Ridge - Marg fossicking in our park's fossicking area.


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Lightning Ridge - Dave our tour guide and Marg.

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Lightning Ridge - Amigo's Castle.

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Lightning Ridge - Alex's Astronomer's Monument.


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Lightning Ridge - What is below the ground, this is their showroom.

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Lightning Ridge - King Tut.

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King Tut.


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Buddha and Marg - she is in front.

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Lightning Ridge - Old mine shafts.

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Marg's opal nobbie with a hint of green.


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Lightning Ridge - Scenery from the 1st Shaft Lookout.


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NSW-Qld border.

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Heaps of traffic, maybe not.


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St George, Qld - The spillway.


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Another light traffic day.

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Mitchell - The uprights were ruined by the floodwaters.

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On the way to Tambo - See, it really did piss down.


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Matilda Hwy - The Outback way.

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Tambo - We did have a drop or two of rain.

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Tambo - our foggy campsite.


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Tambo - Stranded due to floods.

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Tambo - Just some of our fellow Strandees.

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Tambo - At least, the cattle trucks were empty.


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60kms North of Tambo - This was the culprit, the sidetrack.

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Winton - Great scenery.

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Winton - Sunset.


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Winton - Magnificent moon.

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Winton - Marg and the man in the moon.

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Winton - Taking in the sunset. Just Beautiuful.


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Winton - Banjo the Dinosaur is on the right, if you couldn't tell.

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Winton - Beautiful views from the top of the 'Jump Up'.

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Winton - Beautiful views from the top of the 'Jump Up'.


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Winton - The 10km driveway to Australian Age of Dinosaurs.


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Winton is on the left horizon about 14kms away.


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Only 110kms to Lark Quarry.

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Lark Quarry - The local was watching us drive by.

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Lark Quarry - Marg was engrossed.


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Lark Quarry - The big footprints belonged to the aggressor.

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The crow waits his turn.

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How beautiful is this.


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Lark Quarry - This is the Dinosaur Stampede complex.


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Cloncurry - This is one bloody huge truck. We're on the right.

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Cloncurry - The old dude and his bull.

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Quamby - Marg finding zig zag amethyst.


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Quamby - Some of our zig zag amethyst.

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Quamby - Marg surrounded by Tourmaline, we think.

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Fullarton River Garnets - Thanks God, the road had dried out.


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Fullarton River Garnets - Just resting.

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Fullarton River Garnets - Lunch in the shade.

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Heading towards Kuridale


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Fullarton River Garnets - Stunning views.


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Kuridala - Heading towards the Amethyst gully.

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Kuridala - Still at it.

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Kuridala - We are very happy with this.


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Kuridala - We drive into the wild, blue yonder.


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Kuridala Amethyst Fields - some of our find.

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This is normal traffic.  Bugger all.

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At Maxwelton Rest Area.


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Richmond - Fred Tritton lake.


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Richmond - This is a replica of a 12.5 meter Kronorosaur.

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Richmond Pilosaur.

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Richmond - An old fossil.


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Richmond - Marg the young fossil.

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Richmond - Sunset - another ripper.

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Hughenden in the middle.


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Mt Walker - Hughenden - Sunset will happen.

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Mt Walker - Hughenden - Waiting.

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Mt Walker - Hughenden - getting redder.


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Moonstone Hill - Our parking spot surrounded by long grass.

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Moonstone Hill - Old diggings that we worked.

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Moonstones - These are our non cutters.


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Moonstones - These are our cutters.

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Sign on the Kennedy Development Road aka 'main' road.

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Chudleigh Park - Nice views.


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Hughenden - Jim and Lesley Blue bus.

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Hughenden - What a lovely couple.

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Hughenden - Muttaburrasuras


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Hughenden - Our camp at Allen Terry CP.

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Charters Towers from the Tower Hill lookout.

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Charters Towers - Sunday arvo, everything except the Pubs are shut.


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Charters Towers - I am stressed to the max, I see clouds.


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Townsville - Marg with her Granny Trolley.

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Townsville - Castletown is about 1km from camp.

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Townsville - The V8 track is nearly ready.


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Townsville - Our camp is in the middle.

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Townsville - Beautiful views.

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3 F18s ready to take off. Taken from Castle Hill.


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Townsville - I still can see our camp.


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Townsville - Beautiful view with Maggie Is across the water.


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Maggy Island - Our stretched Jeep Limo.

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Maggy Island - John our driver and tour guide was bloody great.

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Maggy Island - Marg feeding the Allied Rock Wallabies.


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Sapphire - Our camp.

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Sapphire - The rainbow lorikeets are extremely friendly.

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Sapphire - Marg (middle) fossicking at Armfest.


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Rubyvale - Gunter the man who makes great Strudel.

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Sapphire - Our probable cutters, maybe not the bottom one.

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Sapphire - These maybe cutters, I hope so.


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Rubyvale - Willy's wash - Marg in action.

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Mount Hay Thunder Egg Park - Marg, hard at work.

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While in the traffic jam, I snapped this.


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Dicky Beach - On the Mooloolaba seawall looking towards
the Point Cartwright Lighthouse.

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That's Dicky Beach in the distance.
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Dicky Beach - Just a small sample of the bike paths.
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Another small sample of the bike path.

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Guess what I found on the way home. Rum and Raisin. YUMMA!

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Dicky Beach - Another water view, I can't get enough of them.


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My Bike route - Dicky Beach to Point Cartwright Lighthouse and return - 34kms.


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It also rains on the Sunshine coast.

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Not the best weather.

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Dicky Beach is a beautiful place when sunny.


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Dicky Beach - Ian and his brothers having a wash.

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SS Dicky wreck.

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SS Dicky crab.


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Glasshouse Mountains taken across the road from the Mary Cairnscross Park kiosk in Maleny.


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Dicky Beach shopping strip.

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Dicky Beach shopping strip.

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Site 40 - Dicky Beach Family Holiday park.


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Over the Gateway Bridge and heading to the Gold Coast.

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Broadwaater TP - Our site - view through Marg's bedroom window.

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My usual resting spot at the end of the Gold Coast seaway.


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Broadwater Tourist Park - Site 88 - Our camp.

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Saturday night - Stairway to the moon.

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The view from our site.


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Sitting on the beach overlooking the Broadway. It was magic.

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Marg doing it really tough!!

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Some of the views from our chairs. Just beautiful.


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This is what we woke up too this morning.

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I aassume that it is very similair in Melbourne.

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This is why we love staying at Broadwater Tourist Park.


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Shared park through the Broadwater Parklands away from the crowds.

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I crossed the Nerang River bridge on the shared path.

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Heading along the shared path towards the Southport Yacht Club.


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The Gold Coast Seaway Tower.
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At the end of the spit looking back towards the shore.
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Looking form the spit across the Broadwater to our camp site. Just to the right of the cabins.


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Another beautiful morning in Paradise - Monday 13th August at 7:15am.


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Soul Surfers Paradise.

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The Esplanade shared path.

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My bike leaning against the sign.


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Bluey, my new best friend.
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Check the sky. I think it is Cirrus.
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My Fierce Snake.
Ok, it may be a legless lizard but it certainly looks fierce.


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This was found on the bike path.

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It is a Coastal Carpet Python.

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And away Monty goes, into the scrub.


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The osprey family. Baby is in the nest.

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The soldier crabs were out in force.

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Water jet rocket man.


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Another great view from our beach.


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The metermaid still exist.

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Monty is back again and just chillin' in the sun.

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I got George in flight. Not a bad photo.


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Georges, all in a row.

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After I passed them, I stopped and took this.

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A beautiful morning with great views.


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looking towards Surfers from the seawall. Just magic.

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I finally spotted "Turt".

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Dad and his new 'Black Beast'.


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Sunday traffic as far as the eye can see.

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Gold Coast Show views.

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Spotted about 200 meters off the Spit.


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George and his brother George, just doing a fly by.

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I'm getting closer, just missed his feet down landing, maybe next time.

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George flying overhead.


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The grandstand are already being constructed for the V8s on Oct 19.
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Yes, it does rain in Paradise.
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My trusty treadly is all packed away for the long trip back to
balmy Melbourne.


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Site 52 at Casino Resort.

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Glen Innes fossicking tour - We are here at last.

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Glen Innes fossicking tour - The pupil (me) and the Master.


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Glen Innes  - I am a dick! At least, I am not totally drenched.

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Inverell - 7 Oaks - Marg the fossicker in action.

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Inverell - Views from Long Plains Lane.


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Glen Innes - View from Sinclair's Lookout.

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Moree - Gwydir CP - Drive thru Site 8.

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Big4 Park Lane Shepp - site 38.


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Homeward Bound.


  

The END.
Until 2013's trip back to Queensland.