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Jul 6, 2016 - At Rubyvale

Wednesday 6 July Last full day in Rubyvale, and we have thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. A much cooler night and when we set off on our walk to the Miners Cottage for fossicking, we wished we had put warmer clothes on. Not a problem once we were there in the sun, it was lovely and warm. Purchased our bucket of wash for $15 and set about finding our fortune! The lady is ever so helpful, and very patient with all the novices. It took us nearly three hours to get through our bucket load, and must say that we enjoyed the experience. When we...

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Jul 5, 2016 - At Rubyvale

Tuesday 5 July A very warm night and 5mm of rain, followed by a warm day, and not a cloud to be seen! Time to catch up on washing, and plenty of company to chat with at the laundry. There are a lot of couples here for long stays, and just as many staying for only one night. The park is full again tonight, and he has put some in an overflow area. One lot of neighbours are Bill & Judy from Geelong. They live permanently in their van, and are well setup. Bill is "the guru" on gems, and he brought his collection over for us to see. It is...

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Jul 4, 2016 - Bedford Weir to Rubyvale

Monday 4 July A good morning to be packing up if one wants to get an early start! Greeted by a barking dog before day break, he eventually settled and then it was time for the rubbish truck to arrive and empty three dump bins! He was followed very closely by the crows to see if any scraps may have been left behind. Must admit, it did give us the giggles. May as well get up and have a leisurely breakfast and pack up! Continued along the Capricorn highway, the first time we have travelled this road. Passed through Comet, a very tiny township...

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Sep 29, 2012 - The gem fields

We took a quick overnight trip to the gem fields which are about 6 hours directly west of Yeppoon. On the way we stopped at Emerald. This area produces coal, gems, cotton, wheat, maize, grapes, citrus, avocado, mango, peanuts, beef. It was once famous as a major sunflower producer. Emerald is now home to world’s largest Van Gough “Sunflower” painting. The sunflower is a symbol of life & hope. This huge painting is the largest painting in southern hemisphere. The picture is 7 x 10 metres resting on an easel 25 metres high. It was created by...

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