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23-04-2018, 04:56 AM
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Cooktown here I come!

It's on again!

According to the Queensland roads department website all the main roads are open going north so I will be leaving tomorrow or Wednesday.

Wednesday is ANZAC Day which is a public holiday so I thought getting through Sydney might be easier however I might not feel like waiting an extra day.

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23-04-2018, 05:40 AM
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Have a good trip Bruce, I look forward to seeing your blog.
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23-04-2018, 07:18 AM
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Don't forget to pack the sandpaper!!!
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23-04-2018, 08:25 AM
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Have a good trip Bruce, looking forward to your reports en route.
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23-04-2018, 08:50 AM
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Bruce, I have just spent a good while reading your blog & pics.
Excellent stuff, interesting & informative.

Thank you
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23-04-2018, 08:57 AM
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Have a good trip Bruce, looking forward reading about it and seeing your photos...
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26-04-2018, 03:36 AM
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Have a truly wonderful adventure, Bruce. I'm excited for you and looking forward to the road reports. Take plenty of pictures along the way~
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30-04-2018, 08:36 AM
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Am currently just north of the Tropic of Capricorn in a town called Charters Towers. Not staying more than a night because I have visited several times and I was only here last year. It is very much a crossroads town

https://www.bcl.id.au/2017/06/16th-j...rs-towers.html

https://www.bcl.id.au/2017/06/17th-j...rs-towers.html

I like the town very much. Interesting wartime story especially during the Battle of the Coral Sea.
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30-04-2018, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Robert Junior ->
Bruce, I have just spent a good while reading your blog & pics.
Excellent stuff, interesting & informative.

Thank you
Thanks for that Robert (and all of you)

I have always kept a travel diary since my father (a teacher and headmaster) insisted upon it whenever we went on a family holiday - including, believe it or not, Butlins! I could say a lot how that used to spoil the holiday but I won't.

My kids used to browse through my diaries when I returned from overseas but they are are writing with no pictures other than the odd brochure, ticket etc stuffed in the pages so the diary never held their interest for long - well it wasn't written for them but as a memory aid for me.

This google blogsite is the bees knees as far as I am concerned because a picture says a thousand words so there is a lot less writing.

Apparently my kids do read it occasionally just so they know where I am in between postcards.

Oh yes...

Atherton tomorrow and Cooktown Weds or Thurs.

When I went to Atherton in the 1960s the main crop was tobacco but now it is diversified to things like coffee and tea I believe.

In those days all the roads were dirt away from the towns and cities now it is bitumen all the way. (The dirt highway up the coast was called the 'Crystal Highway' because it was littered with broken windscreens)
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30-04-2018, 11:02 AM
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Here is self portrait I took after I logged off late this afternoon just as the sun went down. (I am in the tropics so 12 hour days - give or take)




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