Mt Surprise Reunion travel blog

Our spot at Weir

Spillway at Weir

Downstream from spillway


Saturday 2 July

A cool start, but once again the day warmed up quickly, and just like a summer's day.

Enjoyed two walks around the area. Had a morning walk to the weir spillway. A few people fishing, but didn't see any catches.

Saw the memorial to the little four year old girl who was swept away in the area in November 2008.

There is also a grave site (very overgrown) for William Thomas Owen. It is a lonely grave and we have not been able to find any information on this site.

The site of the weir area used to be known as The Mackenzie River Crossing and seems to have a bit of history. In addition to the grave and memorial above, Rockhampton's first double murder took place here in 1867. They were two policemen, John Francis Power and Patrick William Cahill.

An interesting story for anyone who might like to google it!

Walked to the boating area in the afternoon. Found another track there which we might explore tomorrow. Found the children's playground where Ron Gibson & Ron Prideaux had their little games last year!

Did a bit of reading, sleeping and craft to fill in the day! A very hectic pace!

Our neighbours invited us over for a chat in the afternoon, which was nice. Three vans are travelling together and another one joining in like us.

Has cooled down quite quickly again once the sun disappeared.



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