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Saturday, 25 June 2016



View to the front of the caravan

View to the left

Yungaburra Hotel

Strawberry pickers


Waiting for the senset

Afghanistan Memorial

Six months to Christmas!

Yesterday, we left the mud and much behind and travelled all of ten kilometres to Yungaburra – and sun, dry red dirt, grass and beautiful views over Lake Tinaroo.  The park is very clean and tidy, although the amenities could do with an upgrade.  Directly across the road is the Afghanistan Memorial; the flames trees have grown so much in the last few years.

After settling in and enjoying the sunshine, we drove back to Yungaburra to “do” the village.  It is such a pretty place, with hanging baskets along the streets and a beautiful old pub which probably dates back to the 19th Century.  Then it was a short drive to a strawberry farm, which not only sold strawberries but yummy gelato.  It was probably not the ideal time for the man of the farm to bring out his blower/vac and blow away the leaves from around the tables area.  There was some dispute as to which was tastier – vanilla bean or chocolate and blood orange (which won hands down!!!).  The afternoon concluded with an impressive sunset over the lake, with all the birds returning to roost.

Today we visited the Yungaburra Market, which is held once a month.  We joined hundreds (maybe thousands) of other people who wandered around looking at the overpriced produce and the usual array of jewellery and imported clothing.  An anthurium for decorating the awning and a few limes were our only purchases, along with an addition to his t-shirt collection!  We spent a couple of hours after lunch at the bowls club, enjoying a district championship game.  Late in the afternoon, about 100 motorbikes and twice as many bikies turned up at the memorial for a commemoration service - it is three years since the official opening.  Fortunately, they all left afterwards.

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