Richard's Round the World Trip 2005 + Jules' Mini Adventure! travel blog

Lake Barrine

attempting the climb the tree

Our van!

Who designs the signs out here?

Finally picked up our house on wheels and headed up to the Atherton tablelands! The van is very posh (as posh as vans go) with a toilet, shower and even heating and air con! Its quite easy to drive according to Richard, although I have only driven it forwards in daylight so far as i disagree!

Really nice drive, very steep and bendy (travel sickness sufferers beware). Stopped at Lake Barrine for tea and scones and then camped out at Lake Eacham for the night. It was a very exciting night, filled with a sighting of a kookaburra and a game of scrabble (are we getting old?!)! Had our first bbq which took hours (apparently its bad coal :)) and the outcome was a small jacket potato and baked beans....

Drove to a huge and impressive Cathedral fig tree (see photos), if there was a typical horror film tree, this is it!

It was a bit like home in the tablelands with sheep and cows, but then you turn a corner and come to a jungle, steep drop or a massive lake.. pretty impressive!

Carried on driving to Mission beach.. only a one night stop here, including a visit to the bottle shop (off licence) and staying up until stupid oclock to watch Man U v Arsenal!

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