We’re on the road again

Miz Lizzie is packed, our schedule is planned and printed, and we’re off.

We’re heading north once again, into a fortnight of gastronomic indulgence, experimentation, and purchase. We’ll be staying at two caravan parks we haven’t tried before but which come highly recommended.

Part 1 of the trip is from Mackay to just north of Townsville, at Rollingstone, where the van park has absolute beach frontage. We’ll be there a couple of days. Part 2 is Rollingstone to Redlynch in the north of Cairns, right where the rainforest rolls down to touch the edge of the city. It’s not what we’d call a long trip. To put it in some context, it’s like driving from London to Inverness, or from the bottom of Florida to the top. It’s just far enough that we’re really on holiday, the scenery’s different and yet, it’s not an arduous journey when we have to turn for home. (And despite a recent news story from the US that left Australians giggling, yes, all that is definitely just one country, and by the way, only a bit smaller than yours… πŸ™‚ )

I’ll be photographing, blogging, tasting, sampling, buying, eating, stitching, oohing and aahing. You’re welcome along for the ride. As always with our trips, there’ll be pictures and descriptions. We’re looking forward to it a lot as we’re both a bit tired and ready for a break. It’s been a while since we had a decent chunk of time off – May last year to be exact, when we went down to Nambucca Heads in northern NSW.

And because each road trip needs a sound track, here’s Miz Lizzie’s theme song:

Dizzy Miz Lizzie

(There’s a version with John Lennon and Eric Clapton performing this too, but I prefer the 1958 original)


41 thoughts on “We’re on the road again

  1. I shall live vicariously. My last vacation was 15 years ago, and that was two nights away. Have fun for me!

  2. dayphoto says:

    HAVE FUN! We are in Florida right now enjoying SUMMER!

  3. jmcheney says:

    “Val de ri, val de ra – I love to go a -wanderin'”…especially if you all are driving & bloggin’. Bon Voyage to all of us as we go explorin’ a corner of your fascinatin’ Continent/Country! <[:~D ~ Judith, in North Carolina, USA (Home of the Brave & also the Brilliant.)

  4. kathyreeves says:

    Send us lots of sun, surf and GREEN, please. πŸŽ‰ everything is white here, and more on the way. This is a side benefit of friends in different hemispheres! πŸ˜‰

  5. Sandy says:

    Have a great time! I have a question, what will the road conditions be like? As a former Floridian it would be all expressway, easy, a day. As a Brit, arduous, need to stop for a night or two. Technically bit is mainly expressway but no expectation of doing it without some serious traffic jams.

    • katechiconi says:

      Zero traffic jams, but zero expressway. The Bruce Highway this far north is down to two lanes most of the way, but we don’t have to fight for space. Easy driving, it took us 6 hours with a stop halfway. Think the back roads, not the M6…

  6. Moira says:

    Have a wonderful trip!

  7. elaine says:

    Have a wonderful, uneventful time πŸ™‚

  8. knitnkwilt says:

    I’ll enjoy the vicarious version–don’t think I’ll ever make it there in person.

  9. Lynda says:

    Can’t wait to see it all! It is going to be so fun!

  10. Larry Williams – completely and utterly under-valued as a songwriter and musician! He was brilliant, thank you for the reminder πŸ™‚ Safe travels.

  11. Safe travelling: I hope you have a wonderful break, including at least one doughnut! We must chat when you get back.

    • katechiconi says:

      Tis… The first day’s travelling was uneventful, the road was pretty empty, and the campsite is quite amazing. We have the place almost to ourselves, it’s stunningly beautiful and I can see and hear the sea from my window.

  12. nikkibnb says:

    I hope you have a fabulous time. I remember travelling up in that area to cape tribulation and it was absolutely wonderful.

  13. I just checked your weather radar… not a cloud in the sky, and not the heatwave I’d been told about. Enjoy your well-earned much-anticipated holiday β™‘

    • katechiconi says:

      It has been totally perfect so far. If you guys ever come up this way again, the van park at Rollingstone is totally sensational. The sea is 20 metres away and sunrise was wonderful. Plus there are only about 5 vans in the whole park, and there are fresh ripe pineapples for sale at the office for $2 each, grown just down the road. Grilled pineapple and pork chops last night…

  14. Have fun!! I’m excited to see your pictures😊😊❀️❀️❀️

  15. nanacathy2 says:

    Happy Holidays ” On the Road again”!

  16. Yay for holidays. Looking forward to reading about the rest of it and catching up.

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