Post 42 – Porcupine Gorge

Ian Collard
July 16, 2018

Porcupine Gorge

North of Hughenden is Porcupine Gorge. It is dubbed as Queensland's "Grand Canyon"

Panorama taken with phone.

 

Porcupine Gorge

 

 

This is the gorge from the camp site.

Post 41 – Hughenden

Ian Collard
July 16, 2018

Julia Creek

In Hughenden we camped just opposite this Coolabah Tree. It was blazed by both Walker and Landsborough in the late 1800s. These men both led expeditions looking for Burke and Wills. Landsborough had come by boat from Brisbane and then south from the gulf. Walker had headed North from Rockhampton. Both blazes have grown over and are no longer visible.

 

Post 40 – Julia Creek

Ian Collard
July 12, 2018

Julia Creek

We headed east to Julia Creek. We chose to stay at the "free" park just on the east side of Julia Creek. We were quite surprised as were driving around looking for a spot to park for the night to see that we were just about to select a spot next to Linda and Rick.

As I went for a walk in the morning I found even more budgerigars 🙂

 

Julia Creek

 

 

I agree Linda the sky opposite the sunrise or sunset is often just as interesting. Early morning walk along the road near the Julia Creek RV park.

Julia Creek

 

 

The sunrise from almost the same place as the previous shot.

Post 39 – Cloncurry

Ian Collard
July 12, 2018

Cloncurry

We overnighted in Cloncurry last night. The main reason was so that Ann could have blood taken for blood tests before seeing her doctor later this month.

I walked across the road from the caravan park this morning to the Mary Kathleen Memorial Park. This sign is at the entrance. It looks like it was somewhere else originally. I don't know where perhaps Dad has seen it before.

Cloncurry - Collard tile

 

 

I found this tile in the "boardwalk"

Cloncurry - Collard tile

 

 

I found this tile in the "boardwalk"

Cloncurry - Collard tile

 

 

The boardwalk with all the named tiles.

Cloncurry - Flynn Place

 

 

After Ann's blood letting we spent some time at John Flynn Place. We saw the foundation members board.

Cloncurry - Flynn Place

 

 

Mum and Dad's tile.

At Julia Creek tonight.

Post 38 – Kajabbi Quamby

Ian Collard
July 11, 2018

Kajabbi

Coming down the Burke development road to Cloncurry we took a diversion to Kajabbi.

I found this old plunge dip. It has been a long time since any cattle had been put through here. Dad recalls this being a busy rail head for cattle walked in from all over the Gulf. He said he recalled one day where 5 trains left Kajabbi.

Kajabbi

 

 

I expected to find Kajabbi a complete ghost town. While it is not bustling the few houses showed signs of occupation and there was quite a bit of heavy machinery around.

Still it has been quite awhile since the pub served a beer.

Quamby Hotel - the pub in the scrub

 

 

The Quamby Hotel is also well and truly closed. It looks as though some body went to a bit of effort to keep it attractive to patrons. The quirky entrance over the tray of the old truck. The Cobb and co mural.

Quamby Hotel

 

 

The Telstra phone box is in a better state than the pub. I got a dial tone so it appears operational.

Quamby Hotel

 

 

I don't think we will be topping up with fuel today.