Monday, June 23, 2014

Townsville to Townsville

Townsville to Townsville - Day 35 to 46 of the '16south' tour.
Out to Macrossen but TV is flaky and didn't want to miss the Wallabies trouncing the Frogs again.  Back to Townsville and over to Fletcher Creek for a couple of nights via the Hervey's Range Dev Rd.  Back to Reid River via Charters Towers to watch the Wallabies again, effectively doing a big loop around.  The State of Origin, NRL and Wallibies v France games dictating where I'm stopping at night, at the moment anyway.

Picked up a guy hitchhiking up the Burdekin, so he could canoe down and back to his car, met a cyclist at Reid River riding a push bike around Australia for the past few years. We teamed up for a few days and headed north to Cardwell exploring Paluma and Jourama National Parks, nice.  Sunday before the Dam Fine Rally started headed south again back towards Townsville, stopping at Paluma NP.
In Townsville brought a new Telstra SIM for the Mobile Broadband Router as Amaysim on Optus network is no good away from the major regional centers and is often slow when there is service. Now I need to set up syncing via the MBR to all devices, that will be nice. 

 Burdekin River at Dalrymple NP near Fletcher Creek
Ludwig Leichhardt camp near here in 1844.
Jourama NP