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Blogs by Leonie O'Donnell

9th August 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

My brother, Darryl is asking for my next blog, so here goes!
Next stop – Bowen, a pretty sea-side town with very wide streets. We went up to the Flagstaff Hill lookout and coffee shop. To our disappointment, the coffee shop was closed for...

23rd July 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

“What is Paronella Park?” we asked.
“Oh, you must go there. You won’t regret it.” they replied.
So we did and we don’t!
We were advised to book at least a few days in advance, so we did. Attached to Paronella Park is a small...

16th July 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

We came to Queensland for the sun. The advertising says “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.” Which one is beautiful – the one where it rains nearly all day, or the overcast and grey day? We feel like asking for our money back, but don’t know...

10th July 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

Shall I tell you of our trials at Cape Tribulation?
I accept that our experience may not be everyone’s but from a few hours after we arrived at Daintree until the day after we left Cape Tribulation, it rained nearly all the time. And the...

27th June 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

On our way to Cooktown we spent two nights in a freecamp near Mt Molloy. Then on our way north we spent a night at Palmer River CP. We won’t make that mistake again. We were told to park near the tents which turned out to be very close to the...

21st June 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

It has been 2 weeks since my last report and you probably thought we had been taken by a crocodile but a derailment story is hard to beat.
For the last couple of weeks we have been wandering around the Atherton Tablelands. We enjoyed the...

5th June 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

I had not intended to Blog again so soon but the events of yesterday are worth reporting.
We awoke to clear skies and sunshine!!! Hooray.
We caught the Old Steam Train that travels on Sundays only between Ravenshoe and Tumoulin and back...

4th June 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

We were based at Mt Surprise in a small park behind the BP service station. It had plenty of shade (would have been useful if the sun was shining), clean ablutions and was only $17 a night for a powered site. We drove from there to Undara to see...

31st May 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

When we arrived at Camooweal Billabong, we thought we were in paradise (hang
on - we were in Paradise - A Touch of Paradise - the name of our motorhome).
The sky was blue, the sun was shining, the waterlilies were blooming and the
...

29th May 2012 by Leonie O'Donnell

After 10 or 11 days visiting family and friends in Darwin, we are on the road again. Although we enjoyed our visits, we are glad to be away from the humidity of Darwin. Being southerners, we do not cope well with humidity and the Dry was late...