Thursday 22nd August 2019,
Batty Tales

Queensland

From C to D

From C to D

Unless I am mistaken, Angela and I have been rather lax in our recent attention to this here web page. The last update on our travels occurred not long after we left Sydney and that was well over one month ago. I would love to recount, step by step, our adventures and escapades, but in truth, [...]

October 9, 2011 Batty Northern Territory, Queensland 2

Long Road South

Long Road South

As mentioned by Brendan, we finally made it to the tip of our great country. While it wasnt exactly a life changing event, the experience of getting there and back again has certainly had quite an effect on our little trio. Whilst visiting the tip we decided to base ourselves in Punsand Bay which is [...]

September 15, 2011 Angela Queensland 0

The Tip

The Tip

If there was ever a place in Australia that you thought you wouldn’t have to worry about the availability of a car park, the most northern tip of the Australian mainland would be it. but allas, as we pulled up to the most northern tip of the Australian mainland that you can actually drive to, [...]

September 1, 2011 Batty Queensland 0

Cape York – Getting to the top, almost

Cape York – Getting to the top, almost

You hear so many stories of woe coming from Cape York. While we were in Lakefield National Park, we met a group of 4WDers who were on their way south. Coming through a dip in the road, one of the drivers had become complacent and didn’t slow down. He said, “The road just dropped out [...]

August 11, 2011 Batty Queensland 0

Cape York – Lakefield National Park

Cape York – Lakefield National Park

It has been just over 13 weeks since we left Sydney and not since then have I felt the same sense of anticipation as the day we drove north out of Cairns. With the Big C finally in our rear-vision, we had left behind the last of the big eastern coast cities and were headed [...]

July 29, 2011 Batty Queensland 2

Warning, this post contains drug use

Warning, this post contains drug use

Editors Note: I wrote this post about a week and a half ago, but after a few user issues and then technical frustrations, it got deleted three times before I could post it. As such, some of the info is dated, but we’ll do our best to catch up. Read on and enjoy. I have [...]

July 22, 2011 Batty Queensland 1

Where have all the waves gone??

Where have all the waves gone??

Ah, that’s better! A power point and full reception! You Beauty! As I mentioned in our last post, we had decided to make camp in the Byfield National Park, along 9 Mile Beach. That is if you can really call it a beach. We met a few locals while we were camped and they each [...]

July 1, 2011 Angela Queensland 6

Peace, Quiet and really, really, really big fish…

Peace, Quiet and really, really, really big fish…

That was the main advertisement for Lake Awoonga Caravan Park, which as mentioned by Brendan was where we made our home for the next week of our trip. Brendan was a bit hesitant at first, I mean who wants to pay $18 a night for a caravan park with hot showers, flushing toilets, tap water [...]

June 25, 2011 Angela Queensland 1

The Last Resort

The Last Resort

For the first couple of nights we stayed at “The Pacific View” on Kings Beach, I had trouble getting to sleep because my bed was level. It’s funny how you get used to some things, even after only five or so weeks. That is not to say a proper matress underneath a proper roof wasn’t [...]

June 16, 2011 Batty Queensland 3

Fraser Island

Fraser Island

Well after spending a nice relaxing week with family on the Gold Coast we decided it was time to get our butts off the couch and back out into the wild. Our destination – Fraser Island! Isolated showers and morning drizzle with a chance of thunder in the evening and high winds. That basically summed [...]

May 28, 2011 Angela Queensland 3
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