188. A review of travels since we have come full circle…

At the end of the Sugarloafers Chapter meeting at Carmilla recently, Wally asked if I can give a brief rundown on the places we have been since we last saw then on 19th September 2010. In reply I did give a brief summary only of those places where we stayed at least overnight or longer. I did not include towns which we merely passed through.

On reflection I thought our readers may like to know as well.

I also gives me a chance to show some photographs which I did not use in the original posts.

Since leaving and arriving back in Finch Hatton WWWGO has travelled 7,630 klms.

The Terios (perhaps I should start calling it the TOAD) has travelled 10,018 klms not including klms travelled behind WWWGO.

That seems to be a lot of klms for the Terios when most of the time I was at Traveston. However I would go to Noosa most days and that would be at least 100klms per day. Some days the klms were even greater. For example, we travelled from Traveston to the Gold Coast several times and that was in excess of 250 klms each way. At an average of 100 klms each day for three months that would be at least 9,000 so although the total klms looks high, the travel does support the high klms recorded.

Week 1.

Travelled from Finch Hatton to Theressa Creek Dam,

Shag on a rock early morning at Theresa Creek Dam.

Capella, Barcaldene, Lloyd Jones Weir.

Freedom campsite at Lloyd Jones Weir.

Week 2.

From Lloyd Jones Weir to Longreach,

Barren freedom campground at Longreach.

Ilfracombe, Blackall, Tambo, Charleville.

Week 3.

From Charleville to Morven,

Welcome sign in tiny botanical gardens.

Mitchell, Surat.

Week 4.

From Surat to Nindigully,

Moonie River at Nindigully.


Freedom campsite on bank of river at Dirranbandi.

after which we crossed the border

Anyone thinking of keeping a pet rabbit at Hebel on the border?

into New South Wales and stopped at Lightning Ridge,

Week 5.

From Lightning Ridge to Bourke.

A local Bourke resident at his home.

Week 6.

From Bourke to Burren Junction, Narrabri, Bingara.

Freedom campsite at Bingara as seen through a field of yellow flowers.

Week 7.

From Bingarra to Byron Bay then crossing the border back into Queensland to Eight Mile Plains Brisbane, Redcliffe.

Redcliffe Marina not far from the showgrounds.

Week 8.

From Redcliffe to Noosaville.

Week 8.

From Noosaville to Cooyar, Wallangara,

Sign outside Wallangara Hotel on the Qld NSW border.

then crossing the border into New South Wales and camped at Beardie Waters

Beardie Waters NSW.

near Glenn Innes, Ben Lomond

Week 9.

From Ben Lomond to Tamworth, Connabarabran.

Week 10.

From Coonabarrabran to Moree then crossing the border into Queensland once more and camped at Millmerin, Crows Nest, Cooyar, Kenilworth,

Santa in his formal wear at Kenilworth Showgrounds.


Week 11.

Noosaville, Traveston, Gold Coast.

Weeks 12 to 26

Traveston while house sitting. Explored and visited the area around the Sunshine Coast and the Mary Valley including Gympie, Rainbow Beach.

Week 27

From Traveston to Kandanga, Inskip Point, Yandaran.

Week 28

From Yandaran to Benaraby, Waverly Creek, Carmilla Beach, North Mackay,

Week 29,

From North Mackay to Finch Hatton, Carmilla Beach.

Week 30

From Carmilla Beach to North Mackay, Finch Hatton.


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