• Johnny Lee

On we go...

Updated: Nov 10, 2019

On the road again.......Bowen beach first stop, memorable place...another tooth out...bloody good actually ...doesnt take long to clean them now....

Then onto Clairville beach which is a Dugong sanctuary, camped there the night.

Had a look at Capricorn caves...pretty average.

camped at Gladstone..few sunrise photos here then onto 1770 beach...average, Rules beach ...below average, Baffle Creek boat ramp was ok Woody had a fish ...caught f...all.

Next stop Apple Tree Creek,...hit the the jackpot Frogs Hollow bike show on all weekend, $20 to camp, powered site. Thought Id polish the old girl up and put her in the show, had no chance,...a 1913 triumph won best british...go figure...

Burnout comp was the highlight......love a bit of smoke and the smell of burning rubber......

Hervey bay was our next stop,...big town, tide was well out, then through a series of towns,..... Yarraman, Woolaggu,..Cooyar, Crows Nest,.. Hampton,...Cabarlah,..Highlands,..Toowoomba, and Emil Creek.

Took a few photos around Warwick, camped the night here... through quaint town of Killarney in the morning....reminded me of my dancing and how much I miss it......

Murwilimbah and Mullimbimbi through to our next camp at Byron bay, poured during the night but my canvas swag kept me dry.....had a quick look at Lennox Heads, Evans Head and Yamba......

Then it was on to Woodys mates place In the Nymboida National Park, right on the Nymboida River nestled among the Great Dividing Ranges......this place was magic, the river runs all year round with several rapids. Bird life was unreal, not to mention the odd Platypus and a resident sea eagle, we stayed a couple of weeks here thanks to Ken and Eva.

Eva has a holiday home at Red Rock so that was the next stop, spent a week here , just fabulous, lots of great walks and beautiful beaches, a cruise up to Woolooga for some whale watching..saw a few but no breeches...never mind it was stunning to see them anyway...Woody headed off on the bike from red Rock to Taree where he had arranged for us to work on a horse farm, this was setup through a site called helpex.

I had a fabulous drive through to Taree, camped one night at Bellingen. To see how much the countryside changed was staggering, up to Dorrigo feed was a foot high and everywhere was green as, but after Dorrigo man was it parched , even the forests had a brown tinge to them. Eventually made it to the property at Taree, a hundred acres set in a national forest, stunning mountain views, seven beautiful horses, four belonging to the owner Tory and the rest on agistment and two wonderful dogs Shadow and Flynn who is blind, Shadow not blind but only has three legs, lost one of the front ones in a freak accident, anyway they seem to cope quite well, and I got quite attached to them all. Never had a lot to do with horses but it wasnt long before I was able rug them on and off on my own, helped with the feeding.

Our main work though was to install a rainwater tank, remove some sleepers used for edging, set up a playground for the horses with some obstacles, fix up some dodgy fencing, bit of pruning, in return we received free board and lodging....was a most enjoyable two weeks....Lot of fires around was quite smoky most days..


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