Sunday is the traditional day of rest, so after travelling some 1,200 kms in the last 3 days we decided to stay another day at Fraser Range Station. It really is very nice and restful here.
After a bit of a lazy sleep-in, we had breakfast and then caught up with some of the housekeeping things that must get done on any trip. While I gave the Ute and caravan a going over, checking tyre pressures, water levels, tightness of various bolts, and all that sort of thing, Ann did a couple of loads of washing. At that stage there was only one other couple left in the caravan park so competition for the washing machines and clothes line was minimal. The girls spent more time talking that washing.
Unfortunately our black rain cloud found us again so there was a frantic rush outside to get the rest of the things off the clothes line and onto clothes horses under cover to finish drying. All dry and put away now.
After lunch the rain dried up and the sun came back out so we had a wander around the farm and decided that we would tackle the walk to the top of Mount Pleasant, which is part of the property. The winding and rocky track was sign-posted, sort of, and we actually didn’t do too badly for a couple of old grey nomads. We don’t know exactly how high the Mount is but it sure seemed pretty high to us. It took us 45 minutes of steady climbing to get to the top and then we had to come down again.
Along the way we met some kangaroos and at the top we shared the views with a flock of sheep. The top is marked by a rock cairn adorned with several old flags and signs. The main feature is an old microwave which keeps the visitors book dry! The 360 degree views from the top were absolutely spectacular.
We also found that Ann could get enough reception on her Telstra mobile to quickly phone our son in Melbourne. Apparently he was getting a bit worried because we hadn’t updated our blog for a few days.
Back to the caravan for a light tea and an early night after trying to prove that we are younger than perhaps we really are!