Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Nov 2015 to April 2016: Day trips around South-East Queensland (1)

Nov 2015 to April 2016: Day trips around South-East Queensland (1) 
GirlRob's Dad had major surgery in the latter part of 2015, and made the decision to downsize his property at Elimbah. He closed the gate on Wongar, and moved in with daughter Tricia and husband Doug. Starting out as rehabilitation, GirlRob and Pop started to visit both remembered and unexplored places in South East Queensland. It soon took on a life of its own, and both planned their day trips with anticipation.

Fire obstructs view of Glasshouse Mountains

Pale headed Rosella
Plumed Whistling Ducks (Tree Ducks)

Trying out the 4WD settings on the Isuzu D-Max in D'Aguilar National Park: 

Wild bush honey factory

Old church at picturesque Dayboro

Another day we drove the Mount Glorious road out to Somerset Dam:

Bikers favourite cafe on top of the mountain

A fascinating loop off to Villeneuve

Needing to do some chores one day down the Gold Coast, BoyRob took us the long way home over Mount Tambourine, stopping off for a hearty lunch and ale at a Bavarian Haus:

We had a longer day out going through Kilkoy, Toogoolawah, Esk, the Ravensbourne National Park and Lakes Perseverance and Constance. Pop was keen to see the valleys and headwaters responsible for the severe Brisbane floods some years back.

Legs akimbo!!

Old church in Esk
Picnic lunch in the car in the forest

Guess they don't get too many visitors here

Spillway on Lake Perseverance reservoir

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