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Crocodile Safari

sunny 20 °C

Today it happened, and it was fantastic. The guide was excellent and he must have eyes like a wedgie to see the things he finds.

We cruised the Proserpine River for 2 hours seeing many crocs, including babies. Really great.

A BBQ lunch was provided with barramundi, bangers, and steak, along with a good range of salad.

After lunch he hooked up the tractor a towed 3 open wagons through the wetlands and forest pointing out various plants and demonstrated how they were used by the indigenous.

The day finished with a billy tea and damper "smoko" before the bus took us home.

An excellent value for money activity.

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Saturday 11th - Airlie Beach

sunny 23 °C

According to our ticket we to do the Croc Safari today. After waiting to be picked up I called to be told that they cancelled today and we are booked for tomorrow. I think they need a course in communication.

Anyway it would take a lot more than that to spoil this magnificent area. In fact we have extended to August 20th.

Today we drove up to Dingo Beach and Hydeaway Bay, and drove most tje way around Cape Gloucester, until a locked gate stopped us. What a magnificent area. On The 16th the Airley festival starts, with a yachting regatter to boot. Should be impressive.

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Thursday 9th August - Airlie Beach.

sunny 22 °C

Have arrived at Airlie Cove Resort and what a lovely place, both Airley Beach, and the resort.

The ensuite sites are the best we have used. Separate toilet and bathroom. The bathroom even has an exhaust fan, a first of all the parks we have stayed in.
It is a little more expensive but well worth the extra. And Stuart, dogs are allowed. To save having to tune in your TV, cables are available ($20 refundable deposit) which you plug into their network.

Day one shows lots of promise with excellent shopping and services.

Saturday is our first tour, The Crocodile Safari which I am looking forward to.

Hope to start posting pics tomorrow night.

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Bowen Tuesday 7th August

sunny 25 °C

We made it to Bowen yesterday without any drama. The Nav is running reasonably well now but I think an injector service is necessary.

Bowen the town is somewhat disappointing, a rather old town but with some interesting aspects to it. We are certainly not sorry we came here.

There are still some places for us to visit but we have been to the Catalina WWll base, which is interesting, and a couple od scenic lookouts. The coastal view is impressive, as is most in this part of the world.

The caravan park (Bowen Palms) has an "upmarket deliverance" theme, unintentionally I am sure. The photos looked good on the website though.
It is old but clean and needs a coat of paint which I think is a "work in progress".

Weather is great, nights are not as cold as Townsville.

Hope you enjoy the pics.

Next stop (Thursday) is Airlie Beach.

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Sunday update

sunny 25 °C

Friday we collected the Navara after having the fuel tank removed, all pump/filter components replaced, and fuel lines cleaned out.

Yesterday we visited the big coral, fish, and predator aquarium in Townsville. For anyone visiting here, it is a must. Not a lot of the pice were worth keeping because of the light reflections. It was well worth the fee.

Today is cleanup and start packing day as tomorrow we are heading for Bowen. It's only 200KM so will be an easy drive (hopefully).

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