First time for Stuart and last time I was there Brett was a baby. He is now 42. Wallaman Falls is in the Girringun Natonal Park and has a drop of 268 mitres. By the time it hits the water it seems to be just a fine mist.
|The beautiful colours of the fire one night|
|An interesting statue at the entrance to Millaa Millaa of a farmer trying to get a stubborn cow into the bales to be milked.|
coming off the land my sisters and I all have memories of this happening.
|Millaa Millaa Falls|
|Some lovely little water falls amongst the ferns and bracken|
|The man on the mend climbing over rocks|
In Herberton, we visited an historic village which sat on about 15 acres. I have never seen so much stuff and so many buildings in one place. A credit to the owner who spent millions maintaining it.
We decided to have a couple of nights at Lake Tinaroo and apart from a few March Flies it is great. I put in our Red Claw Trap here to see if I can catch more than some weed. And I did. Three attempts and got 5 fish each under 12 cms long.
We went into Mareeba where we did the usual trip to the Tourist Information Centre and incorporated in that for a gold coin donation was an amazing trip down memory lane with a glimpse of the past from Aboriginal times through the 2 wars to the '60's? I thought it was as good or better than the historical village in Herberton. We eventually got back to Ravenshoe after getting grocery and fish supplies and joined our new found friends at the caravan park. Good Friday Dinner consisted of Coconut Rice and Thai seafood Curry which was beautiful.
On our way through to Charters Towers we pulled into the almost deserted town of Greenvale where about 50years ago they mined Nickel. The mine is now closed down and the railway tracks have all been taken up and sold for scrap. Now there is still a swimming pool, school, police station, pub and caravan park and a population of about 150.
We came across thousands of termite mounds that were no higher than about 30 cms. Either they are different to the ones in the Northern Territory which are up to 2 mtrs tall or this is the nursery stage and they all migrate over the border when they outgrow the nursery. Lol