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Jul 17, 2017 - Clermont Stop Over

Left German Creek around 9am and headed back to Capella for breakfast beside the train station then with that task competed we are all once again on the road heading to Clermont. Good trip up to Clermont and we are settled in for a few days to catch up on our washing. Clermont is a place where heaps of people come in search of Gold. Well in no time at all Andrew, Trevor and I (although I have been talking about buying a detector for some time) have "Gold Fever", Linda is still thinking about it. So we are all doing heaps of research and...

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May 26, 2016 - Emerald to Clermont

26/5/2016 Thursday Up early for a shower and wash my hair, this time using conditioner. My hair has been full of electricity and impossible to brush. We went back into Emerald where Ian tried to buy a cord to allow him to download photos onto the iPad, but couldn't find what he wanted at Big W, so we'll just have to continue to borrow Don's. Fuelled up and on the road again. Very open country and very dry. We stopped at Capella, a lovely neat and tidy little town for morning tea, then wandered over to what seemed to be the only shop in...

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May 26, 2016 - Lake Maraboon to Clermont (Theresa Creek Dam)

Thursday 26 May Left Lake Maraboon after a great two days, vowing to hopefully return there for a longer stay next time. Spent a bit of time in Emerald making a couple of purchases, filling the gas bottle and also topping up the cars with fuel. Not a long way to travel today, and after 50kms, we were in Capella. A busy little town and after our cuppa in the park, we visited the local store which is the newsagent, grocery, hardware store etc etc. Very friendly people and we were able to chat for quite a while. Found out the name of the...

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Mt Surprise Reunion

Sep 17, 2015 - Day 82 / Clermont

It was hard to leave the lake this morning and since we were going to be staying tonight at a Clermont BP servo free camp we didn't bother to hurry. It was about 11:00 when we got under way. Richard had talked yesterday with a chap who had talked with some parents from Moranbah who had come to collect their students from a camp at the lake. They had said that there was a road going west to Moranbah which had only 5 km of dirt road which was not in bad condition. Going this way would save us about 100 km and also mean we would get to see...

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May 20, 2014 - Chaters Towers to Clermont

Went to Clermont after checking out the Botanic Gardens which we never saw properly last time we ere here. absolutely wonderful. Clermont is a mining town but very small compared to other, with a local population of 700 locals but this swells with miners around 900. very dry arid land out here. Typical outback.

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May 11, 2014 - Clermont, Theresa Creek Dam

11/5 -Headed back to Emerald for our car service and stayed at the very noisy spot near the bridge with all the other caravaners and back packers. There was this cattle truck driver, that everynight we were there he would come through with his exhaust brakes on from one part of the bridge to the other, and then there was another guy that tooted his horn along the bridge every morning. Who needs an alarm clock. 13/05 – There were not many nice free camps from here on so we decided to stay at Theresa Creek Dam just outside of Clermont. What a...

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Jun 11, 2011 - Aus - Day 39 - Outback roads from HELL!

Last night we took the wrong turn and ended up on the opposite highway we needed to be on to end up at Nebo via a nicely paved road. So once discovered we had made this error we were already 150km’s in and if we continued on the highway it would add on another 300km’s to our journey to get to Hay Point. So we decided to take a side road (unpaved gravel) that consisted of the desert red dirt you see in photos from Australia, true outback roads. Sweet Jebus! is all I can say. What a wrong decision that was. The unpaved red gravel road started...

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Jun 10, 2011 - Aus - Day 38 - Clermont Blair Athol Coal Mine tour

Woke up and drove to the local Clermont library to see if we could get on the 8:30am tour bus to the Blair Athol Coal Mine. As luck would have it they had a reservation for Jason (we had emailed the night prior requesting to attend the tour but never hear back from anyone) so we were able to get on. The bus holds 21 and with the two of us there were 18. All older couples, most aussie’s from other parts more south of Clermont. Bus tour was just a little over two hours long. We drove out of Clermont into the country to the Blair Athol Coal...

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Jan 27, 2011 - Clermont

I had intended combining all our stops in our dash from Airlie Beach to Melbourne, but have discovered that the software I’m using for our Journal can’t handle the mapping side of things if I do that. You have to create an individual “entry” for each stop, else it won’t appear on the map. So please bear with me as I will create a new (very short) entry for each stop on the way on a daily basis for the next couple of weeks.. Airlie Beach to Clermont The road inland was really bumpy and potholed from the recent floods and took a fair bit of...

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Living the Dream

Sep 25, 2010 - Farmers... and cows!

On fait 8 heures de route inland pour aller a la ferme ou le "copain" a Shani travaille. On passe 2 nuits la-bas, et c'est tellement cool! Trop different, calme paisible, il y a rien a faire et c'est le fun! On a relaxe, lit, dormi, s'est fait de souper avec du vin...la belle vie quoi! Ca l'a vallut le detour! Vois photos sur facebook! Et de rutour sur la route...objectif: Airlie Beach!

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