Monthly Archives: August 2015

2000 km south…

What a difference 2000 km makes A couple of weeks ago I was on the Atherton Tableland 1000 metres high Camping A mild 14 degrees overnight Last night 1000 metres high The New England Tableland was -3 The frost white … Continue reading

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Running south on the Central Queensland highlands

It’s big It’s open Its vast The yellowy brown grassy plain Stretching to the horizon Dots of trees and scrub It’s all big The distance Nearly 300k and only one town Big coal mines Big road trains And me zipping … Continue reading

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Art and sculpture of the land

The land is its own canvas Planted by nature Sculpted by the huge volcanic forces of the earth lava tubes, Undara, Queensland A pallet so vast The colours breathtaking Streaking along the highway Sometimes, it’s just a glimpse Of a … Continue reading

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Cape York – On the trail of our indigenous culture and James Cook

On the banks of the Endeavour River, in Cooktown, there is an interpretive plaque that says the James Cook and the local aborigines reconciled in 1770. Was it a reconciliation of convenience? Cook had a damaged ship that needed repair. … Continue reading

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Rainforest and Savanah

Rainforest and savanah Separated by a thin strip of mountains not 1000 metres high. The deep dark impenetrable rainforest dense green. The other side of the mountains The savanah Open forest The grass a greeny bronze Higher than my head. … Continue reading

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Atherton Tableland

This is such a breathtakingly beautiful place. I have travelled from Mission Beach. Past sugar mills (further in previous post) Past waterfalls To Herberton where I will spend the night

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I know I’m in the tropics…

It’s the smell The warm moist fertile smell Like any thing could grow here Through central Queensland the smell was dry and dusty Now it’s moist and you can smell and taste it The tropical forests bring there interesting dangers … Continue reading

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