Saturday, June 27, 2015

Macrossen Park

Took a drive along the Flinders Hwy, out toward Charters Towers, to make sure the MH cooling system was on song again. It appears all is well.

Stopped off at Reid River for smoko, then Macrossen Park for a few nights. That's where the highway and rail cross the Burdekin River. It's a nice enough free camp. It's also near where 'old mate' Ludwig Leichhardt camped in April 1845. Doing it a bit easier in the MH, I'm thinking. Mind you, whilst exploring the river bank, he wouldn't have had to watch out for the 'paper daisies' left by tourists caught short and too lazy to dig a small hole!

Met up with fellow Highway Wanderers, Chook and Deb, last seen on the Sunny Coast in December last year. Spent a couple of pleasant days shooting the breeze, telling stories and enjoying the lovely weather.

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The new road bridge and the old bridge footings.

Macrossen camp site.