First night in the bush.

Glen Innes Travel Blog

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   The three of us left on Sunday and headed north.  We drove along the New England Highway towards a plot of land in Glen Innes owned by a friend.  It was a great day for travelling.  Banjo drove, Neil navigated and I got to just sit back and enjoy the view.  I was now pretty good at shotting pictures on the move and enjoyed capturing the different sites.   

   The lot we camped out at was located a good ways off the highway.  We took care with our loaded down car and trailer on the unpaved surfaces.  We made it into the site just before nightfall.  The lot was 20 acres and filled with big rocks, trees and a great view of a small valley.

  There was even a few kangaroos that were spotted.  We spent the first night in our new swags.  It was surprisingly comfortable and I will be bringing it back to the states with me.  It was quick, easy, and will be small enough for any last minute get away.

   Monday.  The next morning we stayed long enough to take the bike off the back and go for a quick spin.  Banjo was happy with his new toy.  After rolling up the swags and repacking the trailer, we continued on our way. 

   The pass into Queensland and the drive along the Cunningham highway (A15) was filled with spectacular scenery.  We stopped shortly at a national park (Main Range) in Cunningham’s Gap.  A short walk on the trails made me wish we could have stayed longer.

Rainbow, it must have been a good omen.
  We drove on; through green mountains and tall hills that filled my window from top to bottom.  Along with passing patches of farming and grazing lands.  It was a nice drive. 

   We ended our day in Ipswich to visit some friends for the night.  Unfortunately, the day is not over yet for Banjo.

   As we checked into a motel that night; we unloaded the trailer and were shocked to find something missing.  Apparently, when we repacked the trailer that morning, we left one bag out (Banjo’s).  We did the whole, “I thought you packed it” and it was just one of those overlooks that happens.  Leaving the trailer at the motel, Banjo did a solo trip through the night to retrieve the forgotten bag.  Luckily, since it was a friend’s place we camped on, it was right where we left it.  He spent the night near there and we saw him in the next morning.  He was tired and in need of a shower.  But after a cleanup he was quick to recover and we were on our way to the zoo. 

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a roo out and about.
a roo out and about.
Banjo and his new toy.
Banjo and his new toy.
A view along the way to the zoo.
A view along the way to the zoo.
Glen Innes
photo by: mr_brenden