Departure morning - ready to go.
Even in the country the red lights were everywhere.
Another stop to check out the sites on the way to the Gold Coast.
Heading north towards the Gold Coast.
Geoff, Todd & Rob taking it easy.
Quick stop in Gin Gin before driving into the night.
Into the cane fields of the north.
Crossing the Burdekin River at Ayr.
Highway heading north.
A quick stop as the sun sets.
Met this bloke and his friend in the Cairns caravan park.
Leaving Cairns and ready to head over the range.
Are you sure this is the right way???
Road towards Mareeba.
Palmer River Roadhouse.
These signs are everywhere from this point on.
Made it to Laura. A quick drink and then of to find a campsite.
First of many repairs for Geoff. Corrugations were taking their toll already.
And we thought we would stop and see if this bloke needed a hand too. Luckily we had some grease he needed.
Typical of the roads up that way.
Greg loving the dust.
Looking for lunch.
Lining up at Musgrave ready to leave.
Anthills were getting bigger at this stage.
Roadside stop after Rob's L300 engine stops.
Stop for lunch in Coen while the L300 gets looked at. It was towed to town.
I wonder how much to take you to the Cape?
Exchange Hotel at Coen.
Waiting for news on the L300's fate. It's not looking good.
Campsite in the riverbed near Coen as we decide what to do. The L300 dropped all its coolant quickly and cooked the motor before it was noticed and is now dead. It has to be trucked back to Cairns. .
Rob and Tony head back to Cairns while the rest push north. We arrive at Archer River roadhouse later that day.
Civilisation as we arrive in Weipa.
Waters edge near the caravan park.
Bauxite train at Weipa.
Campsite at Weipa caravan park. We were here for a week while we waited for parts to be flown in for Geoff's Subaru.
Geoff and one of the parts on his car that needed repairing.
Bauxite mining - Weipa.