|View down hill on Bobs Lookout hill|
|Mt Carbine Hotel|
One of the only other water ways which actually had water was the McLeod river, a bit short of Mt Carbine, all the others we drove over were as dry as!! (until we got to Mt Molloy.)
|over night in Mt Molloy|
We stopped at Mt Carbine hotel for spell thinking we may spend the night but continued to Mt Molloy in the end, reaching a park on a side road by the pub mid afternoon.
|Mt Molloy old bakery building(now a shop)|
Pioneer Memorial Park, just down the hill was very nice, a series of small lakes which were full a floating weed that made it look like they were solid ground, almost took a walk on one, lucky, I discovered what it was or would have got a bit wet. Lots of shady trees and Rifle creek on the boundary of the park made good swimming for the dogs.
Takeaway dinner from the hotel and the day was done.
|Copper smelter ruins in Mt Molloy|
The local markets on today in Mt Molloy, fair size for a small town, I purchased some goodies.
This photo is of the ruins of a copper smelter, must have been a big industry back then.
|Free camp rest area north of Atherton|
Drove into Atherton this morning, it's Sunday but Harvey Norman is open today and we need to exchange the Navman gps thingo, the one we have, had a hemorrhage the other day,(no good for nothing at present) we only had it for a few months, its still under warranty so will get a new one this morning.
Once that was done we booked into the Tolga Van park for the week at $25.00 per night but pay for 6 and stay 7, so $150.00 for the week - not too bad. Jim has an appointment tomorrow to get some new teeth which we expect will take a week or two.
Walking the pups this morning, I am intrigued with the colour of the soil around here, typically Atherton red soil, great potato growing area, amongst other crops. This picture is looking over to Atherton in the distance.
|Atherton red soil, crop country|
Only about 500 meters from the van park is the Tolga Hotel. Another beautiful building with outback hospitality in a great homely pub.
Tolga is a happy little town, has all you need to get by on and only 3-4km from Atheron but with a friendly country atmosphere.
Drove out to Lake Tinaroo today with Dot and Yip to give them a swim in the lake, time for bath anyway.
|Dot and Yip at Lake Tinaroo|
|Dam wall at Lake Tinaroo|
|The Dam at Lake Tinaroo|
Back to Tolga and a relaxing afternoon.