Cooktown Cuisine and Crocodiles – Cape York, Queensland

We were lurking in the cemetery (as one does), ducking around the headstones and under trees in a vain attempt to escape the sweeping drizzle. Another half hour and the secrets of the fascinating historical figures interred in the Cooktown cemetery – the Chinese community shrine, the strange saga of Mary Watson of Lizard Island, the identity of the ‘Normanby

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Hinchinbrook LITE or How we walked the Thorsborne Trail …

As Hinchinbrook Island virgins, the caravan park day cruise deal – $50 per person instead of the usual $99 – was mighty attractive!  Especially when it transpired that accomodation pick up and lunch was the only difference between the two tours … hell, even I can make a sandwich to save $49!  The package was really just a teaser for the

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Where Backpackers, Grey Nomads and School Holidaymakers meet in Queenslands Far North

I love the smell of diesel in the mornings.  And the morning diesel death rattle from the vehicles whose owners subscribe to the ‘I MUST start the engine AT LEAST 15 minutes before I want to go’school of thought is almost enough to drown out the shrieks of the Bush Stone Curlews that have run rampant through the last three caravan parks

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Australia’s Scenic Public Toilets #4 – The Little Public Toilet at the end of the universe … Outback Queensland

Last year, my partner and I took a drive west of Windorah, near Cooper’s Creek in SW Queensland, to the start of the Birdsville road.  We’d never been on the Birdsville track, so thought we’d scope it out from the Queensland side for future reference! Imagine our surprise to find this little gem at the junction of the Windorah/Bedourie Rd

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Incident at Isisford, Central West Queensland

OMIGOD!!!!  Today is the beginning of a new phase in my life – and I’m feeling that old double-punch of horror and excitement! My partner and I were in Isisford – which you will immediately recognise as the site where Isisfordia Duncani – the crocodile fossil from which all modern crocodiles descended – was discovered.  But more on that in a future post. 

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Our travels continue … Birding at Bowra!

Are massive camera lenses the new measure of male virility?  Here at Bowra Sanctuary (recently proclaimed as such by Peter Garrett), 16 km west of Cunnamulla I’m surrounded by blokes wielding camera lenses as long as … well, half a metre!  Not sure if being able to spout off technical jargon about performance (camera, that is!) cancels out the incongruity of big

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