Photo highlights of this year's 2013 trip.

13PH01
Site 119 - Riverside CP, Swan Hill.

13PH02
A houseboat just passes by.

13PH03
Marg 'caught' in her new room.


13PH04
Site 164 Apex River Beach CP, Mildura.

13PH05
How calm was the Murray. Very glassy.

13PH06
Mungo NP - Following our leader.


  13PH07 Heading back to the carpark.


13PH08
Tikalina Station - Me The fossicker.

13PH09
our carpark.

13PH10
Marg the fossicking trendsetter. What a team we are!


13PH11 Tikalina Station - fossicking for Kyanite - Ahhh, the scenery.


13PH12
Road Conditions sign. We met here at 8am.

13PH13
Stations in the area.

13PH14
Corona Road, only 53kms of gravel.


13PH18 Netallie Rest Area - magic view and more humans.


13PH19
Emus are very common and not that afraid.

13PH20
White Cliffs - Marg in action.

13PH21
White Cliffs - Historic Solar Power Station.


13PH22
What a magic sunrise at White Cliffs.

13PH23
Little traffic, but we did see a truck.

13PH24
Our last rest stop, just 60kms west of Cobar.


13PH25 The NewGold Cobar Open Cut mine.


13PH26 The Lock and the Weir on Darling River at Bourke.


13PH27
Still no traffic.

13PH28
Only 1,728kms until we turn right and head for Cairns.

13PH29
We had to stop for this dude to cross the road.


13PH30 Sunrise at Warrego Riverside.


13PH31
1st rest stop - 58kms north of Bourke.

13PH32
Marg's $11 opal ($1 cost of rock $10 to cut and polish).

13PH33
1st rest stop - 58kms north of Bourke.


13PH34
Yowah - Part of my chunk of gypsum.

13PH35
Yowah CP - Our 'silver service' dinner.

13PH36
Dave who played with Jethro Tull and Deep Purple.


13PH37 Yowah - Our fossicking area.


13PH38
Billy's camp had the odd cow in the morning.

13PH39
Yowah - Sunset at the Bluff.

13PH40
The kangaroo invasion.


13PH41
As usual, not much traffic.

13PH42
We are so small.

13PH43
Opalton Road - Different road surfaces.


13PH44
Winton - Milly (our neighbour) is beautiful.


13PH45
My best photo of our rig taken 9th Jul 2008.

13PH46
Same spot today, but overcast.


13PH47
A panoranic view of McKinlay. Bugger all trees.


13PH48
Beautiful views to Amethyst Castle..

13PH49
Lucky that we were authorised.

13PH50
A Triple Road Train.


13PH51
Burke and Wills Roadhouse.


13PH52
Burke Dev Road - Part of the single bitumen.

13PH53
Normanton Tourist Park - The Pool was so refreshing.

13PH54
Normanton - Kris the Croc.


13PH55
Normanton - Albion Hotel - $4.50 stubby.

13PH56
Normanton - Central Hotel - $4.60 stubby.

13PH57
Normanton - The Purple Pub - $5.00 stubby.


13PH58
Karumba - The Sunset Tavern.

13PH59
Karumba - Our 'blurry' lunch. It was still yumma.

13PH60
Karumba - The Sunset Tavern beer garden.


13PH61
We will be either staying or visiting each of those places.

13PH62
It can't be.

13PH63
It's the 'world famous' Gulflander in all its glory.


13PH64
Views of Lake Belmore, Croydon, Qld.


13PH65
Views from the Gilbert River bridge.


13PH66
Agate Creek - Only 79 more kms to go.

13PH67
Move your bums.

13PH68
We made it.


13PH69
Agate Creek - View from the summit of Crystal Hill.


13PH70
Part of Ted Elliott Mineral collection held at Georgetown, Qld.

13PH71
Part of Ted Elliott Mineral collection held at Georgetown, Qld.

13PH72
Part of Ted Elliott Mineral collection held at Georgetown, Qld.


13PH73
Crossing Elizabeth Creek - Mt Surprise.

13PH74
O'Briens Creek - Marg in action.

13PH75
Shift your bum.


  13PH76
Bedrock Village - site 20.


13PH77
Foggy morning at Innot Hot Springs.

13PH78
Us on the Internet at Mount Garnet.

13PH79
The Windy Hill wind farm.


13PH80
Atherton - Views from the Halloran's Hill Lookout.


13PH81
Crystal Caves, Atherton - Marg and the Empress.

13PH82
The Crystal caves hotrod.

13PH83
Lake Placid CP - Lenny the Lace monitor wandering past us.


13PH84
Cairn's Marina - Paul Allen's MY Octopus - co founder of Microsoft.


13PH85
Marg at Lake Placid.


13PH86
Barron Falls - Their big rock catcher.

13PH87
Lake Placid - The Oracle.

13PH88
Cardwell - This tree was nearly blown over by Cyclone Yasi.


13PH89
Marg out the front of the Cardwell bakery.

13PH90
The rain clouds on Hinchinbrook Is.

13PH91
We carry our own High Voltage power. :)

 

13PH92
Townsville - Parts of the Ross River path.

13PH93
One of the nice 'shacks' along the Ross river.

13PH94
Townsville - Beware of the 'snapping lizards'.


13PH95
Townsville - The Sugar shaker.

13PH96
Townsville - The Strand water fun park.

13PH97
Townsville - Maggie Island across the water.


13PH98
Townsville - Part of The Strand.

13PH99
Townsville - Part of The Strand.

13PH100
Townsville - Marg at Juliette's Gelateria eating her ice-cream.

 

13PH101
Approaching Maggie Island.

13PH102
Marg on the ferry.

13PH103
Maggie Island tour - Marg getting ready.


13PH104
One of the fish.

13PH105
Low tide at Picnic Bay.

13PH106
The Pink Barbi on Maggie Island.


13PH107
The Marlin Bar at Horseshoe Bay.

13PH108
The view from Juliette's.

13PH109
Billabong Sanctuary - Tonka, the star of the Wombat show.

 

13PH110
Marg in her element feeding the roos.(notice the joey in the pouch)

13PH111
Me with Cyril's bigger brother.

13PH112
I think this is a Lily, they are everywhere in the Ross River.


13PH113
Townsville and Maggie Island.


13PH114
Marg at Willy Wash.

13PH1115
Sapphire - Our life style is pretty tough, but we are managing. Just!

13PH116
Mount Hay Fossicking area.

 

13PH117
Sugar Cane train near Childers.

13PH118
It was foggy from Bundy to Gympie, then it lifted.

13PH119
Dicky Beach - Sunrise from the foot bridge.


13PH120
Dicky Beach is in the distance.

13PH121
Dicky Beach - It's raining.

13PH122
Looking back at the Cape Cartwright Lighthouse.


13PH123
Mooloolaba - The weekday surfer.

13PH124
I nearly rode over this guy.

13PH125
Isn't George beautiful?

 


13PH126
Welcome to Southport. Our 1st morning. How nice is it?

13PH127
View from Broadwater Parklands southward.

13PH128
View from The Narrows southward.

 


13PH129
Surfers sign.

13PH130
Surfers beach.

13PH131
Friendly cops on patrol.

 


13PH132
Broadwater - This was late afternoon at our camp. Beautiful.

13PH133
Cafe Rockpool - My coffee.

13PH134
Southport Workers Club - My mixed grill and Marg's garlic prawwns.

 


13PH135
Broadwater Tourist Club - Today's magnificent sunrise.

13PH136 Aquaduck leaving the water.

13PH137 Look straight ahead.


13PH138 A whale off the Spit.

13PH139 The Light Rail bridge over the Nerang river has now met.

13PH140 The dolphins off the Spit.


13PH141 Neil and Annabel and their boat. Thanks for the ride. We loved it.

13PH142 This humpback was about 300 meters off the Spit.

13PH143 The Jet Boat is still operating. We rode this one 3 years ago.


13PH144 The big sandcastle near the Spit.

13PH145 The crane ready to built the Shared path over the Nerang river.

13PH146 The wind surfers having a ball out the front of our site.


13PH147 The Commonwealth Games countdown timer.

13PH148 Southport YC - Eclipse in the background.

13PH149 Clive Palmer's shack (in the middle) on Sovreign Island.


13PH150 Broadwater Tourist Park - Our neighbours have left us.

13PH151 The Cops are on Patrol. It's good to see their presence.

13PH152 It does rain in Paradise.


13PH153 The sign just over Nerang river, where I turn left.

13PH154 This sign reminds me of our beloved "Lazza the Lab".

13PH155 Constructing the Shared path over the Nerang river.


13PH156 The Mother's club in action.

13PH157 Cavill Mall looking towards the beach.

13PH158 Looking South - Main St of GI.


13PH159 Glen Innes Town hall.

13PH160 3 beautiful calves, they did move. Eventually.

13PH161 Emmaville Mining Museum.


13PH162 A 3 tonne rock of Calcite, Not Marg, the rock.

13PH163 Some of the collections.

13PH164 These guys were being walked.


 

  13PH165
Gowan Rest Area with Lindsay Bros truck.

 


13PH166 Parked at the rear of the Jerilderie Bakery.

 

13PH167 Jerilderie - The mighty Navara is with the BIG Boys.

13PH168 We were surrounded by trucks. Welcoming us back to Melbourne.


  

The END.
Until 2014's trip back to Queensland.