Charters Towers to Townsville

Weather in Charters Towers this morning was fine, but a few kilometres down the highway we got spits of rain on the windscreen, and not long after we had the wipers on full speed.  First time we’d seen rain for quite a while.  Eventually things settled down and we only got a few light showers as we headed further east along the Flinders Highway.

Morning stop was at a Reid River Rest Area about 75 kms out of Charters Towers.  Although listed in Camps 7 as a day stop only, the signs indicated that vanners could stay for 20 hours.  There were toilets and several under cover areas, and space for quite a few vans.

Heading into Townsville we were struck by the low cloud over Mount Elliott, which seemed to jump out of the otherwise flat terrain.

Clouds on the Mountains

Clouds on the Mountains

Clouds on the Mountains

Clouds on the Mountains

Tropical Feel in Townsville

Tropical Feel in Townsville

We arrived at The Lakes Holiday Park in Townsville just before lunch.  Getting into the spot was a bit of a challenge but we got there in the end.  We have an ensuite site and a lakeside view and should be very comfortable here.  This is the first park we have found where all sites are ensuite sites.

Arriving at The Lakes Holiday Park

Arriving at The Lakes Holiday Park

Lake Views

Lake Views

Important Note:

This will be our last blog for a while.  We will be staying in Townsville for a couple of weeks and don’t intend to inflict our blog readers with our daily adventures around Townsville unless there is something pretty special.  There are a few things we need to do like get the Ute serviced and just basically take a break after some 11,000 kms travelled so far.

But, as Arnie says, “We’ll be back!”  In a couple of weeks we’ll hit the road again and will restart regular blog entries.

Thanks to everyone who has shown interest in our 2013 Big Adventure to date, and especially to those who have livened up our blog with their comments.

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We’re still living the dream!  Stay tuned…..

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