Although we have had a piece of Chillagoe marble on our kitchen bench since was given to us by David and Nerida Lee in 1988 as we left Innisfail, we had never made it to […]


We had a day in Cooktown when we were living in Innisfail. That was for the centenary of the arrival of the Augustinians in Cooktown in 1884. We flew from Cairns with a parish group, […]


Most of what we did today could have been done independently. Having it all packaged up with no need to drive and access to local knowledge persuaded us to take our day tour with Daintree […]


Today was mostly about collecting our campervan and getting set up. We did not plan to travel far and had all day to drive about 75 km from Cairns to Mossman. We had left the […]

Flying north

Jane and Lea are still living with us in Toowoomba while they build at Withcott so we are leaving them as house sitters and taking the opportunity to get away again. Travelling out of Queensland […]


I know well from many years of travelling with Majella that once we turn toward home there is no holding her. I had thought of deviating on our way from Charleville to Toowoomba but realised […]


We might have found a shorter, quicker way home from Hughenden, even via Barcaldine, but neither of us had ever been to Charleville or the towns along the way so it seemed an obvious inclusion […]


My itinerary for today had been planned around picking up another part of the Dinosaur Trail suggested itinerary by driving east to Prairie and then south via Kooroorinya Falls and Muttaburra to Barcaldine. I was […]

Porcupine Gorge

The Dinosaur Trail suggested itinerary included Porcupine Gorge National Park as the highlight of its second day around Hughenden. That fitted well with Majella‚Äôs 2020 project to visit 20 National Parks that we have not […]


Because Richmond is only 114 km from Hughenden we opted to book 3 nights in Hughenden and tackle Richmond, the third apex of the Dinosaur Trail triangle, as a day trip. When I booked our […]