Charting a Path to Charters Towers
We decided to do the loop round to Townsville via Charters Towers. There are a few free camps along the way.
We stopped at Ayr for extra provisions that we forgot at Home Hill (there is all ways something).
The amenities were clean but they really have gone overboard with the metal barriers. It must have cost them a fortune just in reflectors!
Sunday 19th August
It was hot and sunny when we left and by the time we arrived it had cooled down considerably.
Later it rained!!!!! Our first rain since we left home.
It also got colder and colder until I was forced from my Indian frock into my old faithful tracky dacks and jumper.
We are on the banks of the Burdekin River and can actually see glimpses of it. There is not a lot of water here. The Camp area is huge but the amenities are only so-so. One cold shower and no toilet paper!!!
We woke to blue skies and sunshine and it was warm again. Ronnie and I went for a walk around the campsite and over to the railway bridge. It turned out there were two! Who’da thunk? You could not tell from our camp.
We met a fellow who has been here about a week. He said he was sick of people asking if there were any crocks in the river so he bought a blow up one from the toy shop and put it in there.
It is quite pretty on the water but neither of us really like it here.
This opinion did not alter with the arrival of two caravans who decided to park right on top of us……talk about inconsiderate ignoramuses……there were heaps of spots available all around the camp and to top it off……they also decided that they would run a generator as well. We knew this by the fact that they ran off to town and came back with a Jerry Can and unloaded the generator from the van.
Tuesday 21st August