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Fletcher Creek to Mount Surprise

Sunday 12 July 2015

Fine and clear again with a temperature in the high 20s.

We were on the road for our 368 km trip to Mount Surprise by about 9:30 am, stopping for fuel and lunch at the Greenvale Roadhouse. Once again not much traffic going our way and only a few trucks and road-trains going the other. While we were having lunch ay Greenvale about six road-trains went south almost nose to tail - a nightmare for anyone wishing to overtake.

We arrived at Mount Surprise at about 3:00 pm and checked into Bedrock Village Caravan Park. We have stayed here several times and it is quite a pleasant park themed on Fred and Thelma of the Flintstones TV series.

After setting up camp for two nights we headed over to the Gem Shop to book in for a fossicking tour. However they no longer do tours, but issued us with a licence and hired us the equipment to go fossicking on our own. Last time we were here the couple that ran the Gem Shop were hoping to sell the business and move on. apparently no interest so they are still in Mount Surprise.

Back at camp we were talking to a young couple from Launceston in Tasmania, travelling in a very large 5th wheeler towed by a Ford F250. They are going west to the Gulf and eventually Darwin.

No Photos today.

Posted by TwoAces 03:13

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