Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Our Getaway

We had been planning a weekend away since early January, but every time we decided that this would be it, the rain would come down. You know the rest. North Queensland had floods. Western Queensland had floods. Southern Queensland had floods. So we decided that we owed it to the rest of the country to stop planning a holiday and then the rain might lay off for a while. It worked. Mr Sunshine and I decided to give up and stay home and the sun came out and the floods abated. That is until Easter.

There had been very little rain for weeks, so, we thought - now is the time! We booked our getaway at Chambers Wildlife Rainforest Lodges up on the Atherton Tableland, west of Cairns. It was great . . . but . . . of course, it rained.

Every time we got into the car the sun came out. Every time we got out of the car to do some bushwalking the clouds came back and it rained. I took very few spectacular photos because the weather was so hazy, but I did get one or two that I'm pleased with. The scenery was breathtaking. The wildlife was (mostly)more cute than wild and I'll share some photos of them next time.
These pics are just a little teaser to start with. For those who don't know, much of the tablelands is listed as World Heritage Area and we feel very fortunate to have it only a few hours drive from home.
Even though the air temperature hovered around 25 Centigrade, that water is icy cold because it comes from mountain streams. I swam in the heated pool back at the lodge.
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4 comments:

  1. So the fact that Southern Qld is now flooding again has nothing to do with you ???

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I have worked as a Biology lab assistant, Pathology lab assistant, geochem lab assistant, land tenure researcher, hospital and prison chaplain, parish care coordinator and part owner of a small business. I have studied some science (no degrees) and have a theology and a chaplaincy certificate. I still love science of all types and enjoy studying theology. Science and theology belong together. At present I am a work-at-home Grannysaurus.

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