From one showground to another. Our next stop was at the Maclean Showgrounds. It is a lot smaller than the Mullimbimby ground. To start with I thought it was a lovely location. The park was set beside the river. There was a lovely view of a bridge with ducks swimming around. Nice.   Unfortunately there was also lots of sugarcane trucks crossing the bridge, 24/7. Rattling every wooden plank of the bridge as they past. To start with I wasn’t happy about staying because of the noise. Adrian told me I wouldn’t notice it after a while. I think I stopped hearing the trucks about 3 am then I heard them again about 5am. Continue reading “Maclean”

Mullimbimby, Byron Bay

Mullimbimby Showgrounds

There are not many bush camps along the coast so the next best thing is Showgrounds. Although the Mullimbimby showground was old and a little rundown it offered a lovely view of the surrounding hills and everything was well look after.  We spent a day walking around the town and ended up at the local RSL for dinner.  I am fond of small country town, they just have a friendly feel to them and Mullimbimby was one of those towns. Continue reading “Mullimbimby, Byron Bay”

Tamborine National Park, Tamborine

We stopped off at Tamborine National Park for a quick look. We made our way to Cedar Creek. We had read the information on the park and it promised fascinating plants and animals with one of the animals being koalas. We have yet to see one in the wild so I was hoping to as we headed off for our walk down to the waterfalls. I kept an eye on the trees scanning for koalas all the way but nothing, only two birds. Continue reading “Tamborine National Park, Tamborine”


MSO Loganville

Our next stop was going to be about 35ks out of Brisbane at another MSO. I had to take a photo of the bridge we had to cross to get there. To me it looked like it was out of a movie about earthquakes. I have seen movies where the force rising out of the ground twisting the road with it’s power. Of course there are always cars on the road and they plunge down into the abyss the earthquake has just created never to be seen again. We were going to be driving over the bridge with our van in tow. I have been in several earthquakes and they have only been little shakes but they were still frightening. I mentioned my thoughts to Adrian and he just ignored me, so much for loving support. Not that I was frightened I just thought it was interesting the way the bridge looked and it made me think of earthquakes and movies. Continue reading “Brisbane”