Letterboxes…a sign you are heading back to civilisation
Star Wars monopoly saves the rain day
No more chocolates for the kids thanks driver reviver
This way please
Nice fire dudes!
Last year up at the Bunya mountains (dang we meant to blog that) we ran into some fossickers, who showed off some of their stones from Emerald/Sapphire way (get what these places are named after ?) and our junior entrepreneurs thought they might get to strike it rich too. Being summer we thought central Queensland might be a bit hot, so we looked South and in particular New England, where with the altitude it was quite a bit cooler.
Thus with out 50th night in our camper trailer in our sights we headed to Bullock Mountain Homestead
some 15kms north of Glen Innes, a delightful farm on top of a hill. We camped down by the creek and soon had ourselves a good time pan handling for riches and loving our 50th night in our camper trailer too.
We had some local help too….go Molly go!!! and came up with a few umm… rocks!!. The next day we decided to head out to the old mine a kilometre or so down the creek, but decided discretion was the better part of valour after running into a few to many Joe Blakes (of the red bellied kind) in the grass on the way. Alas that was our only chance to get there as it rained for the next few days (though it seemed longer). Fortunately Star Wars monopoly and Catan Junior board games came to the rescue and Mr 6 and Mr nearly 8 were well entertained.
Over night the creek rose about a metre and there were sheets of water on the ground. Fortunately our Emu camper trailer
kept us dry with its heavy canvas and bath tub floor, we only had one leak to content with (through a zipper where we didn’t put the outside flap down all the way down). The next day everything dried out pretty quick and we were soon off down the highway.
Our plan was to head to the coast via the old Grafton Road, luckily we skipped this owing to time because as we passed the exit point near grafton we noticed some traffic warning for the road – likely it was flooded. Along the way and where we could get signal with co-pilot working the wiki camps app
Rockpool fun – crabs, cucumbers and all manner of critters
Panhandlers at work
Molly helping out
we booked us some comfortable digs at Iluka where we got to explore some rock pools, have a dip and our budding stunt riders showed us their tricks before heading home 3 days later.
All up a great little trip for the new year, a quick shout out to the driver reviver places for the fantastic job keeping us all awake – a few less chocolates and cordial drinks for the kiddies next time though please!!!