This is the first time we’ve been to Flanagan Reserve. It’s a really lovely spot on the Logan River, near Rathdowney, at the foot of Mount Maroon. From Monday through to Thursday, it was quiet and peaceful and the weather was good, except for the usual late afternoon showers. It’s certainly a place I would go back to.
We enjoyed the river and the local critters, birds, Lace Monitors (some of whom were quite large) and POSSUMS, who made themselves quite at home on the awning, top of the van and window sills! We sat outside after nightfall, watching them while they scuffled around and looked for food. Unfortunately, one of the little buggers decided that my toes looked edible, and took a bite. CHEEKY!!!! I woke up at some stage on the first night, to find a possum sitting on my window sill, staring inside at me. I don’t know who was more startled – me or the possum??
Although the place has no power, the generator was more than capable of firing up the washing machine to clear out the back log. We were able to refill the water tanks using the taps attached to the toilet block. Bit messy – tap > 20lt water bottle > pump > tank, but it works and we were refilled.
On the Tuesday, we had a drive along the Lions Road towards Kyogle. We didn’t go the full way there, but stopped about two thirds of the way, and then came back the same way. It is lovely country, especially once into the Border Ranges National Park in NSW.
While we were out, Rick got a text message from OPSM at Beenleigh saying that his new glasses were ready for pick-up. It’s all in the timing!!! We tried to get them sent to Beaudesert, but after much fluffing about, decided it was simpler to drive back to Beenleigh and pick them up. At least it gave the truck a run and charged up the batteries.
Then came the weekend. We’d been warned that it could be quite busy so were expecting it??? Boy did the peace get broken! Every body had lots of fun – especially the children in the river. I didn’t envy the parents, especially those in large groups. They had to count noses every 5 minutes just to make sure nobody was missing or underwater. They were all very friendly, and we found quite a few people to talk to. It got quite hot over the weekend too, and with no power to run the air-con, the poor little box fan took quite a beating (we can run that from the inverter).
On Monday after breakfast, we slowly packed up and headed for Kalbar Showgrounds.