Big Boy's First Camper Trip

User: cre8tivesoul
Dates: 5 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
Duration: 1ย week, 2ย days

Taking our Ford Ranger out on its first trip up to Carnarvon Gorge

Sunday 14 May 2017 13:54

We're home!!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒThere are two kitties that are very happy to see us

Posted: May 14, 2017, 3:54 a.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 16:50

Our last night of camping. We're staying at Bowenville Campground in Wainui. We managed to set up in 15 minutes... A new record for us.

Posted: May 13, 2017, 6:50 a.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 16:01

Cotton fields, ready for pickin'

Posted: May 13, 2017, 6:01 a.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 11:37

We're back in Roma, fuelling up for the last haul. Diesel is astronomically expensive here! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Posted: May 13, 2017, 1:37 a.m.

Saturday 13 May 2017 6:03

Our last morning here. ๐Ÿ˜ข

Posted: May 12, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 16:23

Can you spot the trail of hoping footprints in the dirt? ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: May 12, 2017, 6:23 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 16:23

Rear footprint of a wallaby.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 6:23 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 15:38

If you look closely, into those back hills, in between the trees... that little white speck is our ute, next to our camper

Posted: May 12, 2017, 5:38 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 15:37

This is the dam on Olivia and Nathan's property.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 5:37 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 15:31

Dingo tracks near our campsite. We've been hearing them howl for a few nights, now.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 5:31 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 15:23

BIG cows! They roam freely about the campsite, as this is (after all) a cattle station.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 5:23 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 13:49

Yes... I HAVE MADE FIRE!!! ๐Ÿ”ฅFrom scratch (magnesium flint starter.) Me is so proud. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: May 12, 2017, 3:49 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 11:58

Impressive forest patriarch.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 1:58 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 11:54

Apparently, this was the original path aborigines use to get into the gorge.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 1:54 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 11:38

This is Baloon Cave; another important, sacred aboriginal site.

Posted: May 12, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 11:37

Beautiful ochre stencils

Posted: May 12, 2017, 1:37 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 11:35

Wow! What a beautiful ant! ๐Ÿ˜ฎIt has iridescent golden colours on its bum!

Posted: May 12, 2017, 1:35 a.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 9:51

We made it! ๐Ÿ˜ƒWhat a gorgeous view! Well worth the punishment.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 11:51 p.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 9:11

A heck of a hike! Hope my knees hold up.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 9:11

Going up to the bluff

Posted: May 11, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Friday 12 May 2017 8:31

We saved the best for last. See that peak? That's Bullimba Bluff... 900 steps and 4 ladders, straight up! ๐Ÿ˜ณ See you at the top. ๐Ÿคž

Posted: May 11, 2017, 10:31 p.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 13:20

Lots of aboriginal art.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 3:20 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 13:15

This is Cathedral Cave. All I can say is... "Wow!" ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Posted: May 11, 2017, 3:15 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 12:50

This gorge is beyond impressive! The photos do not do it justice.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 2:50 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 12:48

Heading into Boowinda Gorge.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 2:48 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 12:24

Dave and I made one too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: May 11, 2017, 2:24 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 12:19

I like this... makes for a nice photo.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 2:19 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 12:19

We had lunch at Big Bend. This place was fantastic! The cliff would echo our voices back at us.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 2:19 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 11:52

We've reached Big Bend. Have a look at this huge gum, intertwined with this ginormous boulder... they're fused together! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Posted: May 11, 2017, 1:52 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 11:15

The cliffs heading towards Big Bend are just breathtaking.

Posted: May 11, 2017, 1:15 a.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 9:43

Nope! Dogs are not allowed in national parks. This is a dingo track. We've been hearing them howl during the night.

Posted: May 10, 2017, 11:43 p.m.

Thursday 11 May 2017 9:05

The yellow tag is where we are... Where I'm pointing is where we're going. That's a 19.4km round trip. ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Posted: May 10, 2017, 11:05 p.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 18:09

Sun is setting, fire is roaring, marshmallows are toasting... it doesn't get any better than this.

Posted: May 10, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 18:09

Full moon tonight. We have the best seats in the house (or should I say, outside)

Posted: May 10, 2017, 8:09 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 15:09

Our little camp fire! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Posted: May 10, 2017, 5:09 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 13:57

The face was carved into the limestone by a fella during our stay at the campsite. It took him only two days to carve it.

Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:57 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 13:07

Warrumbah Gorge. This (strangely) unpopular spot left us in awe! The photo doesn't give it due justice.

Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:07 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 13:04

Big chunk of petrified wood

Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:04 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 13:03

Have a look at this gum... dangling on the edge of the rock! Wow! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Posted: May 10, 2017, 3:03 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 12:51

I guess this must be Mickey's creek!

Posted: May 10, 2017, 2:51 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 12:50

Mickey Creek Gorge

Posted: May 10, 2017, 2:50 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 12:19

One of the locals

Posted: May 10, 2017, 2:19 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 11:22

๐Ÿ˜

Posted: May 10, 2017, 1:22 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 11:18

These must've been built when the water was lower. Cute! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: May 10, 2017, 1:18 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 11:15

The many little zen stone piles that folks build at Rock Pool.

Posted: May 10, 2017, 1:15 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 11:12

Rock Pool

Posted: May 10, 2017, 1:12 a.m.

Wednesday 10 May 2017 6:53

Foggy mountains! We got lots of rain last night, so I expect the trails to be quite muddy today.

Posted: May 9, 2017, 8:53 p.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 14:07

Echidna

Posted: May 9, 2017, 4:07 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 13:31

Those little holes in the wall are... cough cough vagina symbols. Jo d'Age (our art teacher) would be proud. ๐Ÿคฃ

Posted: May 9, 2017, 3:31 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 13:30

Lots of aboriginal artwork

Posted: May 9, 2017, 3:30 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 13:29

The Art Gallery

Posted: May 9, 2017, 3:29 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:48

Not sure what's in the water that is staining the rocks red, but it's kind of creepy! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Posted: May 9, 2017, 2:48 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:43

Ward's Canyon

Posted: May 9, 2017, 2:43 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:21

Yellow hibiscus flower

Posted: May 9, 2017, 2:21 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:10

It's a tight squeeze in an out of the amphitheater.

Posted: May 9, 2017, 2:10 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 12:01

Inside the amphitheater.

Posted: May 9, 2017, 2:01 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 11:58

Entrance to the Amphitheater.

Posted: May 9, 2017, 1:58 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 11:38

We did a LOT of river crossing, hoping on rocks.

Posted: May 9, 2017, 1:38 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 11:17

Moss Gardens

Posted: May 9, 2017, 1:17 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 11:12

Dave leaning against a big fig tree. The durn thing has wrapped itself around a huge boulder

Posted: May 9, 2017, 1:12 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 11:09

Wow! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Posted: May 9, 2017, 1:09 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 10:54

Fantastic bark texture on a big red gum. Looks like elephant skin.

Posted: May 9, 2017, 12:54 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 10:51

I feel... rather... small! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Posted: May 9, 2017, 12:51 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 10:31

Pretty-faced wallaby

Posted: May 9, 2017, 12:31 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 10:26

Heading into the gorge.

Posted: May 9, 2017, 12:26 a.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 9:55

Just about to set off on our walk.

Posted: May 8, 2017, 11:55 p.m.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 6:44

Early morning, lighting up the mountain range.

Posted: May 8, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 15:57

And this is the view out our front door.

Posted: May 8, 2017, 5:57 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 15:57

Wow! Our campsite is on an open ridge... 360 degrees view all around us. This is the view from our dining room.

Posted: May 8, 2017, 5:57 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 13:45

Get off the road, you drongos!

Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:45 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 13:40

The entrance to Carnarvon Gorge... We're not there yet! We still have 5km to get to the campsite.

Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:40 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 13:31

See the mountain range in the background... This is part of Carnarvon Gorge. We have to drive a bit further up to get into the gorge.

Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:31 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 13:12

Going down the valley of Boxvale State Forest.

Posted: May 8, 2017, 3:12 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 12:12

Lunch break at Injune

Posted: May 8, 2017, 2:12 a.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 9:42

Lots of little birds, here. These are apostlebirds.

Posted: May 7, 2017, 11:42 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 9:29

Little pit stop by a creek, at Roma's information centre. We've stocked up on fresh water. Now, all we need is a new bottle of gas and to fuel up the ute, and we're good to go! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Posted: May 7, 2017, 11:29 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 7:15

Just letting you guys know that we're heading to Carnarvon Gorge this morning and will be without internet for 5 days. Will be uploading posts when we get back in range. Beasley's going radio silent... Over and out!

Posted: May 7, 2017, 9:15 p.m.

Monday 8 May 2017 6:41

Good morning, Galarneau! ๐ŸŒž

Posted: May 7, 2017, 8:41 p.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 16:31

We made it to Bungeworgerai, just outside Roma. We'll be stay overnight at a free campsite. It's by a highway but who cares... It's isolated, it's free, and it's only a stopover. That's us on the left hand side.

Posted: May 7, 2017, 6:31 a.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 13:25

Just before heading into the town of Miles, the soil has changed. Much more arid and rocky.

Posted: May 7, 2017, 3:25 a.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 12:13

Cotton!

Posted: May 7, 2017, 2:13 a.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 12:12

Crossing the cotton fields, just outside Dalby. The white stuff on the sides of the road is cotton.

Posted: May 7, 2017, 2:12 a.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 10:59

Taking a breather in a quaint little park in Dalby. Hoards of Sulfur crested cockatoos joining us for company.

Posted: May 7, 2017, 12:59 a.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 10:24

Not far from Dalby... Wide open spaces!

Posted: May 7, 2017, 12:24 a.m.

Sunday 7 May 2017 9:15

We've packed up and are heading to Roma. We didn't see our humped neighbours on the way in, but Dave spotted them on the way out.

Posted: May 6, 2017, 11:15 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 13:34

Damn! This region is dammed. This one is called Perseverance Dam

Posted: May 6, 2017, 3:34 a.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 13:09

Cressbrook dam/lake

Posted: May 6, 2017, 3:09 a.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 10:19

Kauyoo watepool.

Posted: May 6, 2017, 12:19 a.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 10:03

Bottlebrush waterpool. Apparently, there are platypuses here.

Posted: May 6, 2017, 12:03 a.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 9:41

Weird, crazy ants! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

Posted: May 5, 2017, 11:41 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 9:40

Crows Nest Waterfall... well... trickle. ๐Ÿ˜•

Posted: May 5, 2017, 11:40 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 9:20

Koonin Lookout - Valley of Diamonds 120 meters depth

Posted: May 5, 2017, 11:20 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 7:53

Warming up nicely in the early morning sun. What a peaceful place!

Posted: May 5, 2017, 9:53 p.m.

Saturday 6 May 2017 6:55

It's bloody cold this morning, and we're still not really "inland". It's only 7C (46F) in the camper this morning! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

Posted: May 5, 2017, 8:55 p.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 15:06

Guess what we're doing tomorrow! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Posted: May 5, 2017, 5:06 a.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 14:24

We've settled in at Crow's Nest National Park for a couple of nights. You need to be pretty much self sufficient to stay here, so that means not a lot of people. ๐Ÿ˜

Posted: May 5, 2017, 4:24 a.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 10:49

Crossing over Wivenhoe dam.

Posted: May 5, 2017, 12:49 a.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 10:30

Heading towards Esk. Goodbye city... Esk me if I care. ๐Ÿ˜

Posted: May 5, 2017, 12:30 a.m.

Friday 5 May 2017 9:19

Aaaaand, we're off! ๐Ÿ˜

Posted: May 4, 2017, 11:19 p.m.

Big Boy's First Camper Trip

User: cre8tivesoul
Dates: 5 May 2017 - 14 May 2017
Duration: 1ย week, 2ย days

Taking our Ford Ranger out on its first trip up to Carnarvon Gorge

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Hey mum! Happy Mother's Day in advance. We'll be home to chat with you guys on Monday morning (your Sunday evening). Speak to you then. ๐Ÿ˜˜xoxo

Glad you're enjoying tagging along with us, Bev. ๐Ÿ˜ŠWe've had a blast... Too bad it's ending soon. We both would've liked a few more days here. xoxo

WOW those photos are awesome. You guys look like you're really enjoying your trip. To bad it's coming to an end. Thanks for sharing it.
Mum

I'm loving all of your photos, especially the aboriginal art, zen stones and the awesome rocky terrain. After seeing that steep climb, I understand why they put the sign at the bottom about being in shape! :D

Thanks matey! ๐Ÿ˜ŠWe're having a blast. Hope you're well too. xoxo

Wow! Awesome photos, beautiful places! Just looking at the camp fire makes me feel warm. Love the pic of the gum tree growing out of cliff and amazing sculpture done in two days! Hope you are both well and having a lovely day. Ariel xoxox

Thanks lovely Linda and Jimmy Boy! ๐Ÿ˜˜xoxo
Will try and keep y'all updated. The only wifi available is at the visitor centre, and that's a drive away from our campsite. We're back on the trails today... quite muddy ones, as we had rain all night.

wow looks likeyou guys are having a wonderful trip so far . awsome country side and wildlife . loving your photos . please keep sharing . take care
from lovely linda and jimmy xx

All hunky, same as you two! Fam. arrived in The States last night.

Thanks, Marg. This sure is wide open sky country. โ˜บ๏ธHope all is well at Mudgeeraba.

Thank you Dave and Carole, I'm loving my virtual trip - I love the space way out West - a person gets to blow away the cobwebs (and the cotton!) Love and hugs.

Hey there, matey! ๐Ÿ˜ŠYup! It was a nice, quiet secluded spot. We're both enjoying being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Hope you're feeling better. (((Hugs))) xoxo

Hi there!

Wow! It looks like a beautiful place! Albeit chilly. Great name for a damn, Perseverance ๐Ÿ˜€. Hope you are both having a lovely day! Must be great to be out of the city and in the fresh air amongst the trees. xoxo

Thanks Marg. ๐Ÿ˜ŠHave a good time in the Gold Coast. Tell Bailey to be on her best behaviour. xoxo

Sorry I'm late in commenting but had to get settled at Beau's place. Just love your pics, but I hope the gorge is warmer! I shall login again tomorrow, cheers for now.

Thanks Bev! ๐Ÿ˜ŠWe had planned to "chill out" and that's exactly what we're doing... it's currently 44F (7C) in the camper.

Hope you guys have a relaxing vacation, doing only what you want to do. The dam looks quite full!

Thanks mum! ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’•

Hi guys! Have a nice restful trip.
Enjoy & keep us posted. Mum โค๏ธ