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Photo highlights of this year's 2014 trip.

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Maccas at Wallan for Brekky.

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The 'child bride' at Wunghnu.

PH14003
Marg reading her iPad.



PH14004 Lakeside CP, Finley - site 34 and others.


PH14005
The mighty Navara amongst the BIG Boys.

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Nice Trike.

PH14007
'Bugger all' traffic.


PH14008
Lunch time.

PH14009
Marg at the Peak Hill 'RSL'.

PH14010
Lunchtime at Yarraman RA.


PH14011
Gwydir Carapark - The Thermal Pools.

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A 'thorn' among the roses.


PH14013
Top of Cunningham's Gap - a drop or two of rain..

PH14014
Stardust Circus - our neighbours at Broadwater Tourist Park..

PH14015
Our setup.


PH14016
A view across the Broadwater.

PH14017
Our new vinyl wall end.

PH14018
My view while sitting out the front having a chilled refresher or two.


PH14019
Can we fit some more up here.

PH14020
He is welcoming me back to Southport.

PH14021
That's hysterical. hehehehehe.



PH14022
One of our views - it looks nice when the suns out.


PH14023
Superyacht Encore at the Marina Mirage.

PH14024
Zooming closer.

PH14025
Zoomed right in.


PH14026
Liz's Funeral - We drove Lukey's car and were first there.

PH14027
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PH14028
Marg read a prayer.


PH14029
Taking Liz to her final resting place.

PH14030
Liz wanted colour and she got it.

PH14031
Looking towards Labrador, Southport and Surfers.

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A flock of Georges.

PH14033
Taken just south of our Caravan Park.

PH14034
Surfers - Looking North.


PH14035
The real old fart, Dad.

PH14036
Surfers viewed from the end of The Spit.

PH14037
Looking to the shore from the end of The Spit.


PH14038
My view while having coffee at Cafe Rockpool.

PH14039
The Red Dog Triathlon group, with a ring in at the back.
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PH14040
The Narrows looking towards Surfers.


PH14041
The Narrows looking towards The Spit.

PH14042
The Narrows looking straight out to sea.

PH14043
Ian and his mates are very jealous of Georges' attention.


PH14044
Views from the shared path heading towards Surfers.

PH14045
The countdown clock until the start of the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

PH14046
At Cavill Mall in Surfers.



PH14047
At our club - CSi Southport - My Mixed Grill and Marg's garlic prawns.



PH14048
Mont with Freda Flamingo, Baby Biz, Peggy the Bunny and Charlie the Bear.


PH14049
Uni the Unicorn is Mont's sleeping bag.

PH14050
Marg is showing great interest.



PH14051
On our way to Brissy International Airport.

PH14052
Mont walking around the CP.

PH14053
Michelle Tapper, Happy Winner, Cash Cow and cameraman.


PH14054
Hervey Bay - The view from the front of our fiver.

PH14055
The entrance to our Caravan Park.

PH14056
A great photo of George catching a fish.


PH14057
Hervey Bay Boat Club.

PH14058
Hervey Bay marina.

PH14059
This is what Marg does, while I ride. - Site 12.



PH14060
Hervey Bay sunrise.



PH14061
Scarness Beachfront CP.



PH14062
Agnes Water - The beach out the front of our park.


PH14063
1770 - Marg - admiring Mother Nature at its best.


PH14064
Round Hill Head.


PH14065
Red and Yellow butterfly (remember I am colourblind).

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Black and Blue butterfly (same disclaimer.)

PH14067
1770 to Agnes Water.


PH14068
Lunchtime at cafe de Frosty - a pretty relaxed scene.


PH14069 Gladstone Harbour.


PH14070
Tannum Sands - Site 36 - Our part of the park.


PH14071
Tannum Sands CP - I did tickled this one.

PH14072
Marlborough - Morning mist.

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The rain didn't catch us.


PH14074
Marlborough Van Park - Our site - We were told to take up a couple of sites.


PH14075
Mackay - Lamberts Lookout looking South.


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Mackay marina.

PH14077
Big4 Adventure Whitsunday - The resident ducks came to say "hi".

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The Mighty Ducks of the Mist this morning.


PH14079
Airlie Beach - Big4 Adventure Whitsubday - Our site 77 in the morning mist.


PH14080
How could you NOT buy this shirt. It's so colourful.

PH14081
Mangrove Jacks restaurant is still here.

PH14082
A view from the main street.


PH14083
A view of Shute Harbour from Lookout 2.


PH14084
Airlie Beach - 'Big Fury' - The 'oldest' couple on board.

PH14085
P & O Pacific Dawn.

PH14086
Airlie Beach - 'Big Fury' - Marg about to take the plunge.


PH14087
Whitehaven Beach - A beautiful place.


PH14088
Lenny at Marg's foot, while she was eating lunch.

PH14089
Lenny is so photogenic.

PH14090
Our 'Speedboat' at rest. It was lunchtime.


PH14091
Dave the old salt and me.


PH14092
Abel Point marina in Airlie Beach.


PH14093
Condor.

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Condor.

PH14095
Siska.


PH14096
Bridge works on Burdekin River Bridge.

PH14097
The Sugar Shaker aka The Holiday Inn.

PH14098
Townsville - 8:05am Peak hour traffic - I can live with that.


PH14099
I managed a few hundred meters around the track.

PH14100
I didn't see any 'Snapping Lizards'. Thank god.

PH14101
My coffee shop in Douglas.


PH14102
Townsville - Our Park entrance.

PH14103
Our site in the middle. Nice view of Mt Stuart.

PH14104
Ross River Townsville - No wind. Is this photo upside down?


PH14105
The view from Juliette's Gelateria. (That's Maggy Island on the left)


PH14106
Marg with all her friends.

PH14107
Townsville's BIG snake. It was pretty harmless.

PH14108
The view while I had my coffee at Mocha Mecca.


PH14109
My trusted treadley at Townsville marina.


PH14110
The Maggie Island ferry approaching the Townsville wharf at 8:15am.

PH14111
Reef HQ.

PH14112 width=
Even Marg is doing it for the team. She is trying to be relaxed.


PH14113
Wallaman Falls - We had to slow to a near halt, before these guys parted.

PH14114
Wallaman falls - The 268 meter waterfall.

PH14115
Kitty and Marg.


PH14116
Can you see our site? It is there.

PH14117
Does this help? It's a bit closer.

PH14118
I see us. Marg has scared another lot of neighbours away.


PH14119
Townsville - Can you see my riding route, it's there, just look harder.


PH14120
There's the V8 track.

PH14121
The Hornets are still 'playing' at Townsville.

PH14122
The Hornets are still 'playing' at Townsville.


PH14123
Our rig at Cape River Rest Area.


PH14124
Hangin' with the real big boys.

PH14125
This guy passed us twice on the Gregory Dev Rd.

PH14126
Gregory Development Rd.


PH14127
Rubyvale - Marg looking for sapphires at Willys Wash.

PH14128
Rubyvale - Gunter the owner of Muggachinnos in action.

PH14129
Rubyvale - Our strudels and my coffee.


PH14130
Sapphire - Our site 49 - Blue Gems CP.


PH14131
Marlborough Chrysoprase - Left - 1,190gm - Right - 759gm.

PH14132
Sapphire - Willy Wash - Some of the better gems from 3 buckets.

PH14133
Sapphire - Willy Wash - The remainder of our 3 buckets.


PH14134
This is Glen's (on the right) Willys Wash. Marg in the middle. It was cold this morning.


PH14135
This is the end result of Marg's skin polishing course at the Gemfields Lapidary Club.


PH14136
Bogantungan - Beautiful scenery.


PH14137
Jericho.

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Main street of Jericho.

PH14139
Our site at Blackall CP.


PH14140
Rest Area just north of Tambo.

PH14141
Not much traffic.

PH14142
Morning tea at Augathella.


PH14143
More lovely scenery between Charleville and Quilpie.


PH14144
Welcome to Quilpie.

PH14145
St Finbar's Catholic Church - Boulder Opal everywhere.

PH14146
The Altar encrusted in Boulder Opals.


PH14147
Beautiful scenery on the way Pinkilla Station..


PH14148
Taken from the top of the mullock heap.


PH14149
Site 25 is on the left - Channel Country CP.


PH14150
Quilpie is in the middle - taken from the top of Baldy Top Lookout.


PH14151
Table Top Hill - Beautiful scenery.


PH14152
Baldy Top Lookout looking towards Toompine.


PH14153
Baldy Top Lookout is steeper than it looks.


PH14154
Eddy came over to say "Hi".

PH14155
George also came over to say "Hi".

PH14156
George meets Eddy, a very rare event.


PH14157
Sunrise at CP.

PH14158
Dave the postie in action.

PH14159
Alaric Station War Vets retreat.


PH14160
Alaric Station War Vets retreat.

PH14161
Seated Tony (War Vet), Allan (Manager) and Marg.

PH14162
Mail Run Scenery.


PH14163
Our Crew.

PH14164
The locals came to see us.

PH14165
Us and Milly.


PH14166
Mail Run Scenery.

PH14167
Thylungra Station.

PH14168
Our last rest stop and afternoon drinks.


PH14169
Free Powered sites.

PH14170
There we are.

PH14171
Eddy was just walking past, about 50 meters away.


PH14172
The Toompine Pub with camping area.


PH14173
On our way to Sheep Station creek.


PH14174
Are we there yet?

PH14175
Marg the Gatekeeper.

PH14176
Entering Sheep Station creek fossicking area.


PH14177
Yowah - View from The Bluff.


PH14178
Opal that we found at Sheep Station Creek.

PH14179
Opal that we found at Yowah.

PH14180
I did that with just a pick. Shit, I'm good.


PH14181
Artesian Waters CP, Yowah - That's our dish.

PH14182
One of Peter's claims.


PH14183
Peter's claim.

PH14184
Colin and Georgina's Underground opal mine.

PH14185
An Opal seam in the middle.


PH14186
Cunnamulla Shops.


PH14187
Lake Coolmunda CP.


PH14188
Our break at the Cunningham Rest Area.


PH14189
Just your typical sunny morning.

PH14190
Georges were there to welcome me.

PH14191
At Point Cartwright looking towards Caloundra.


PH14192
My trusty treadley at the mouth of the Mooloolah river.

PH14193
Our camp (site 40) at Dicky Beach.

PH14194
Coffee at Coco'c Beach cafe.


PH14195
Looking South from the Mt Beerburrum Fire tower.


PH14196
Looking West from the Mt Beerburrum Fire tower.


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Looking North from the Mt Beerburrum Fire tower.


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Looking East from the Mt Beerburrum Fire tower.


PH14199
The path leading from the Fire Tower.

PH14200
The path is very steep.

PH14201
Steep Walk - they didn't bloody lie.


PH14202
Calboorture Gem show.


PH14203
A typical morning at Dicky Beach.


PH14204
2008 - SS Dicky.

PH14205
2012 - SS Dicky.

PH14206
2014 - SS Dicky - nearly gone.


PH14207
Our little shopping strip at Dicky Beach.

PH14208
On my ride today, the surfers were at Point Cartwright.

PH14209
Yes, it did rain today.


PH14210
This surprised me. Check its belly.

PH14211
This surprised me. Check its belly.

PH14212
The 'new' Marg (haircut).


PH14213
This surfer was riding the point break at the Lighthouse.

PH14214
I met Bluey today.

PH14215
The artist.



PH14216
The magnificent view of the Glasshouse Mountains from Mary Cairncross Cafe.


PH14217
Point Cartwright - The birdman in action.

PH14218
Val and Bob at Currimundi Lake.

PH14219
I was stopped by an 'Attack Lizard'.



PH14220
Dicky Beach - How nice is the view. Bloody nice.



PH14221
I am thinking of buying this suit. Maybe not.



PH141222
Dicky Beach is very nice.



PH14223
Section of Strawberry Fields.


PH14224
Where are Bob and Marg going? Maybe to the Cafe.

PH14225
They finish at midday.

PH14226
Strawberries everywhere.


PH14227
The new Gold Coast tram.

PH14228
The new shared path over the Nerang river.

PH14229
Tandem parasailing.


PH14230
I spotted the Google Maps vehicle just near our caravan park.

PH14231
Channel 7 videoing the Jet pack man - 1800jetpack.com

PH14232
The Jet pack man.


PH14233
The swell is still large, due to the breeze.

PH14234
Very cloudy today.

PH14235
The 112ft Sassafras.


PH14236
Today's weather photo - looking towards Surfers.

PH14237
The beach at Surfers.

PH14238
At Surfers looking North.


PH14239
Some of Surfers' highrises.

PH14240
The countdown clock to the 2018 Commonwealth games.

PH14241
The view at The Narrows looking towards Surfers.


PH14242
My view while relaxing at the end of The Spit.

PH14243
The heliport at the Marina.

PH14244
Superduck driving along The Esplanade, Surfers.


PH14245
The pod of dolphins off The Spit.

PH141246
The Ospreys are back on their nest. Great to see.

PH141247
Some of the ONE million soldier crabs that we counted.



PH14248
Our camp is on the left. Not too far to walk to the beach.


PH14249
Our fiver with David and Di's in the background.

PH14250
Our twin - David and Di's fiver.

PH14251
We are in the background.



PH141252
Our view of the Pan Pacs.


PH14253
Me at Cafe Rockpool.

PH14254
The greatest swimmer ever - Michael Phelps lane 6.

PH14255
Men's 100m Freestyle - Heat 5 results.


PH14256
The Qld premier's motorcade passing Australia Fair in Southport.

PH14257
Mont and Grandma waiting for the tram.

PH14258
Here comes our tram.


PH14259
Our carpark was chockers. Ok, we were the only one.

PH14260
Mont gave Grandma a leaf.

PH14261
This dude just cruised past our site.


PH14262
Action at Jump on it.

PH14263
Mont and her 2 girlfriends.

PH14264
Kids being kids.



PH14265
Shit, this place is hard to take.


PH14266
The Griffith Uni whale counting members.

PH14267
Georges waiting for lunch at Charis Seafoods.

PH14268
A feeding frenzy.



PH14269
Check out David and Di's new awning walls and porch, they are great.



PH14270
Our Family - Bec, Jay, Luke and Jodi.


PH14271
Stefan's little fishing boat at Southport YC.

PH14272
Stefan's little fishing boat at Southport YC.

PH14273
David and Di heading homewards.


PH14274
Today was the 1st time that I saw the Seaworld Monorail this trip.

PH14275
A rain squall hit me as I was riding over the Nerang River bridge.

PH14276
A rain squall hit me as I was riding over the Nerang River bridge.



PH14277 Georges relaxing after having lunch at Charis Seafoods, Labrador.



PH14278
Even 'great cyclists like me' need food.


PH14279
The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre is back to normal.

PH14280
A nice ride.

PH14281
The Grass tuskfish was over 70cms long. It was huge.


PH14282
The cops were being taught Beach driving in their Quads.

PH14283
The cops were being taught Beach driving in their Quads.

PH14284
The cops were being taught Beach driving in their Quads.


PH14285
GC V8 Supercars - Grandstand at The Narrows is coming along.

PH14286
Mum and Dad osprey, I haven't seen any babies yet.

PH14287
At Surfers, it is the Kids Week Marquee.


PH14288
The Esplanade at Surfers is setting up for Kids Week.

PH14289
Big Brother's throne.

PH14290
It is all happening. There will be kids everywhere soon.


PH14291
A pod of dolphins about 100 meters of The Spit.

PH14292
Lazza?? Nope. It is Travis who I met today.

PH14293
That maybe the baby osprey in the nest.


PH14294
The miniature ponies next door at the Webers Circus.

PH14295
At Surfers - This grandstand is nearing completion.

PH14296
It looked threatening but blew over without raining.



PH14297
BP Goondiwindi - The mighty Navara hanging out with the 'Big Boys'.



PH14298
Gwydir CP - site 2 - The park is slowly filling up.



PH14299
Caltex Gilgandra - We knew one of the Lindsay Brothers.


PH14300
Site 20 at Leighton's Peak Hill CP.

PH14301
The first train that actually stopped us on this whole trip.

PH14302
Bundaburrah Rest Area.



PH14303
Caltex Narrandera - The mighty Navara is always trying to play with the Big Boys.


  

The END.
Until 2015's trip back to Queensland.