The magic moments of travel

the sausage sizzlers_, originally uploaded by gypsy woman1.

We travelled another 400km yesterday, Saturday, and reached the “O’Connell River tourist park” it is just south of Proserpine. We have stayed here on the first trip and it was in our favourite top 5 camps. It is on the river, clean, shady sites and a very friendly atmosphere and only $16 for a powered site.

A notice in the loos announced a free sausage sizzle 12-30 Sunday, so we decided to have a day off travelling and stay here an extra day. Also it is now a lovely warm temperature.

At 12-30 we took our chairs and wandered down to the river bank to listen to the singers, a lovely young woman and her male partner singing a wide range of songs from the era that we love, Neil Diamond, John Fogarty, even Elvis and Cliff Richard numbers that had us singing along and tapping our feet in time to the music. They both had good voices that harmonised well together.The sun was sparkling on the river, the temperature would be approx a warm 22-23 degrees. It was one of those memorable occasions that make travelling so special…

After a very lazy, relaxed time we decided that we needed some excercise so we biked 15km along a side road toward Midge Point. Didn’t get all the way but the head wind blew away the cobwebs and we really appreciated the back wind that pushed us back home to the camp ground.

A great day…

Categories: australian travel, camping australia, Camping grounds, caravan park, country music | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “The magic moments of travel

  1. Brian & Beryl

    Hi Jack & Pauline,
    Great to receive your messages, we have been away to Tenterfield for the weekend, had a great time, Brrrr!! was it cold at night, the grass & the cars were whit with Jack Frost.
    We stayed at a Golf Club, lovely units, only cost $85 for 2 plus a continental breakfast.

    It was a little too far for just the weekend, next time we will plan somewhere nearer.
    Sounds as if you are have a fantastic time, I sometimes wish we still had our camper trailer, had some good times with it.
    Looking forward to your next Message.
    Brian & Beryl x


  2. Nic

    Hi Pauline and Pauline,

    Great you guys are on the road again and please Jack is all in excellent Health .:)
    I have been to Proserpine years ago when I came to Aussi first time for a rotary exchange .
    We arrived in Townsville and went up to Cairs travelling in mini bus to all farm area’s then table mountain as well.
    Learning a lot lately
    Here is a quote for you Jack
    It is never to late to be who you might have been.
    by George Elliot
    Take Care and look forward to reading more of your adventures.
    Love and hugs Nic


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