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Townsville to Cape Palmerston

Monday 27 July 2015

Once again it was fine, sunny and very warm at 28 degrees in Townsville.

Today was to be a big day – Ayr, Home Hill, Proserpine, Mackay, Sarina and Ilbilbie – for a total of 463 km. We were on the road by 9:15 am and made a brief stop at the Home Hill dump point. Our next stop was at Bowen for fuel, then a lunch break in a rest area opposite the Big Mango just south of Bowen.

The Bruce Highway was quite busy in both directions with lots of trucks and caravans. No road trains any more but the B-Doubles are all the longer tri-axle variety and they are all desperate to pass any-one travelling below the speed limit. Luckily there were plenty of overtaking lanes. There were also a lot of trucks towing caravans heading south from the North Queensland Shows for the Ecka in Brisbane next week. We passed about 30 of then setting up for the night at the Sarina Showground.

We finally arrived at the Cape Palmerston Holiday Park at about 4:30 pm and checked in for two nights. This caravan park was fairly new when we first stayed here a few years ago, and is continuing to be further developed with more sites and excellent facilities. It is also very popular despite being a bit off the beaten track, and was nearly full for the night.

No phone signal and no free to air TV, so David went another round in the battle of the dish. We are getting closer to buying an automatic satellite dish on the roof of the van – but the $3,000 plus cost is holding us back at the moment.

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Site 71 - Cape Palmerston caravan park.

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Cape Palmerston caravan park panorama.

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Cape Palmerston camping area.

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Cape Palmerston caravan park.

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Cape Palmerston camp kitchen.

Posted by TwoAces 02:47

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