Just add water…

Add Water… We’ve been away from Disney cattle station and the Gore earthmovers for the last 6 weeks. It was dinner dates, coffee breaks and the usual stuff over 50’s need to do such as new glasses, physio, doctors and skin cancer removal. Visiting new restaurants and enjoying walks along the water all made this […]

Showing Chris Cairns – Part 2

There’s so much to do around Cairns. It takes two blog posts to tell you about what we did, though, we were only there for five days.

Showing Chris Cairns

Changing Chris’s mind I love Cairns, always have. Chris hated it. He went there once on business in the 1980s, in the middle of summer, with no air-conditioning and didn’t see anything other than the city.

Twin Hills Races were a blast…

A proud heritage still going. Twin Hills is the property next door. They have a proud heritage going back to 1925 when they held dances and other events on the property. One of the events is the yearly country races, rodeo, camp draft, and gymkhana set over four days.

Our morning teas on the veranda…

A morning tea ritual A ritual has started with Farren (the stockman’s wife) most mornings. Morning tea on the veranda. We sit on the house veranda and discuss what’s happening on the property.

A trip to Brisbane

We got our caravan back…yah! If you weren’t aware, we had some issues with our beloved Aussie Wide Caravan. A storm had caused water damage to the front and side panel of the van and needed to be replaced.

Working on the road has so many advantages.

Always Something Happening When working on the road, there’s always something new to do. With our days off this July, this was the case. We had work to catch up with, but we also wanted to explore. .

A Visit to Sugar Country

Heading off on an adventure Wednesday was the end of the three-week shift at Disney cattle station. The Gore Earthmoving workers worked until 10 am after which they come back to camp, showered, packed and headed off to Clermont for a “shift wrap up” counter meal at one of the pubs. A colleague of Mick […]

Cooking up a Storm

The routine at the Gore Remote Site Camp is established now and we’ve come to know the likes and dislikes of most of the crew. They’re not big breakfast eaters and they don’t take huge lunches, but they all have a hearty appetite by 6:30 pm dinner time. We had a great time over the […]

Getting to know Disney

We’re settling into a nice routine at Disney station. We’ve met all the terrific people that own and run the farm. They’re all helpful and keen to share information about the property they are all obviously proud of. The youngest farmhand is Bailey whose just six weeks old.