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Middle of now where

By Jolie Wood

Mount Garnet
17th July 2013
Today we left Cairns and drove To Mt Garnet. We went for a drive when we got there and we saw two wild dogs. We went to a hot spring and the sand and the water was really hot.

Fletchers Creek
18th July 2013
This morning we left Mount Garnet early and drove a long time to fletchers creek.

Theresa Creek Dam
19th July 2013
This morning we left Fletchers creek and drove a long time to Theresa Creek Dam. When we got there we went for a walk and had popcorn.

Jericho
20th July 2013
Today we left Theresa Creek Dam and drove to Jericho. When we got there we collected sticks and made a fire and had marshmallows.

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Heading to Longreach

by me Ashdon Wood

We left Cairns on Wednesday and made it to Mt Garnet.It wasn't that long and we saw a half dingo half dog but I call it dognos. I made some rainbow truffles and dad helped me, they were fantastic.

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Cairns

By Jolie Wood

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Thursday the 11th July 2013
This morning we left Townsville and drove to cairns. On the way we stopped at the frosty mango and got an icecream. When we got to cairns my brothers went for a ride on the car at the caravan park and went on the water park.

Friday the 12th July 2013
Today we went for a drive to Port Duglus. We went to Daintree and had lunch near the river. We crossed the river on the ferry and went to the Daintree national park in a rainforest. We went for a walk and went up a lot of stairs to a lookout above the forest canopy. We left and went to another lookout. We went across the river on the ferry and went to sizzlers.

Saturday the 13th July 2013
Today we didn't do much. We went for a swim in the morning and then went to the markets. When we got back we printed off picturesand went for a swim and went on the water slide.

Sunday the 14th July 2013
Today we went to Paronella Park near Innisfail. We went down the steps and saw the waterfall . We went for a walk and saw all old buildings. We went for a walk in the tunnel and saw the micro bats. When we got out of the tunnel we saw the flying foxes and turtles. We went for a walk across the bridge above the waterfall. We left and went to the Nerada Tea factory. I got an iced tea. We left and went back to the caravan.

Monday the 15th July 2013
This morning we went on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway. We went on the mountain above the canopy of the rainforest. We stopped at two stations and went for a walk we saw the Barron falls at the second station. We got to Kuranda and went to the markets. We went to the butterfly sanctuary and saw lots of butterflies. They were very pretty. One butterfly landed on my hand. We got on the train to freshwater station. the train went right past a waterfall and I took lots of pictures. We went under lots of tunnels getting down the mountains. When we got to the station we got on the bus back to the skyrail and went back to the caravan.

Tuesday the 16th July 2013
Today we didn't do much. We went and did some shopping and went back to the caravan. We went swimming for the rest of the day.

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Townsville

By Jolie Wood

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Sunday the 7th July 2013
This morning we left Mackay and drove to Townsville. On the way we stopped at Airlie beach and went past the big mango in Bowen.

Monday the 8th July 2013
Today we went for a drive around Townsville. We went to the aquriam. We saw a baby salt water crocodile, lots of fish , a green sea turtle, lots of sharks, stingrays and glow in the dark fish. We got to see the fish get fed and we got to touch a starfish and one of them looked like Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants. We left and went to the castle hill lookout and took lots of photos.

Tuesday the 9th July 2013
This morning we went on the ferry to Magnetic Island. When we got to Magnetic Island we got on the bus to Horseshoe Bay. When we got off the bus we went and got a milkshake and went for a walk on the beach. My brothers went for a swim. We got lunch and went back to the bus back to the ferry.

Wednesday the 10th July 2013
Today we dropped the caravan off at a place to get it fixed. We went for a drive to the hills to a lookout. We went to a park and had chips. We went for another drive and picked up the caravan.

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Week 9, 10 and 11 Photos

Yamba NSW

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Grandpa's Sugar Cane

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At the Ginger Factory - Buderim Qld

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Water Fall - Forest Glen Qld

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Lookout - Eungella Qld

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Turtles on a log.

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A platypus in the wild (not a stick as suggested by Ashdon)

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Rain forest just out of Mackay Qld

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Sugar cane train along the Bruce Hwy.

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Week 10 and 11 Map

No week 9 map as we spent two weeks in Yamba at Grandma's.

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Yamba

by jolie wood

Sunday 16th June 2013
This morning we left Armidale and drove to my grandma and grandpa's house. When we got there my grandma and grandpa weren't there but my uncle Clayton and his dog Fergus [A.K.A fungus] where there. Later my grandma my aunty Misti and my cousins Tilly and Willow came. We played cards and then we left and drove to the beach house in Yamba.

Monday 17th June 2013
Early this morning my cousins woke me up and told me to read a book to them. Shortly my aunty Kelly came. I went and bought some stuff from the shops with Misti. We went back and had lunch and heaps of lollipops. After lunch Kelly, Tilly and Willow. We didn't do much for the rest of the day. In the evening we went to the farm house for dinner.

Tuesday 18th June 2013
Today we went to the farm house. It was pretty boring there so I made some biscuits and ate some sugar cane. We had dinner and went back to the beach house.

Wednesday 19th June 2013
Today Misti left to go to the airport to go back to Perth. We went to see Willow because it was her birthday. We ran around the house and had lunch and cake. Then we left and went to the farm house.

Thursday 20th June 2013
This morning we did our school work. We didn't do much for the rest of the day.

Friday 21st June 2013
Today we went shopping with my grandma. we went back to the house and watched TV. We had fish and chips for dinner.

Saturday 22nd June 2013
Today we went to the farm house. We went for a drive around my grandma and grandpas sugar cane and macadaimia trees. We collected some of the nuts and went back to the house. We went to Harwood and had lunch. We put the nuts in to the machine that takes the shells of the nuts. I went back to the beach house with my grandma.

Sunday 23rd June 2013
Today we went to the markets in Yamba. In the afternoon I went for a walk to spooky beach with my mum and grandma. Later we went to Grafton to see my great grandmother and my mums cousins. Later we went back to the beach house.

Monday 24th June 2013
Today we didn't do much.

Tuesday 25th June 2013
This morning we went to Mclean. I went shopping with my grandma. We went back to the beach house and dropped mum and Ashdon off at the farm house and I went to the beach house with grandma.

Wednesday 26th June 2013
This morning we went for a walk to the green pools and blue pools. We went for a walk on the rocks. We picked up my mum from the farm house to go to the airport to pick my grandpa up. when we picked up grandpa we went back to the farm house and I went to bed because it was really late.

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makay

by me Ashdon wood

4th July 2013

Today we left Kanga beach and went to Makay.It was a long trip to get there but I didn't care because I was reading a book called Just crazy. Mum read a bit of it and she was reading a chapter called learn to read with Andy.She was laughing and so was dad,Jolie and I.We arrived at Makay and seted up the caravan.

5th July 2013

Today we went to see some platypuses.on the way we went up some steap and giant hills and they made me sick.We saw some turtles as well plus an eel but it wasn't an electric eel just a normal eel.Then we found the platypuses and there burrows but mum thought the stick was a platypus so she took a photo of it.

6th July 2013

Today I went in a water park.It had a bucket tiper, a water slide,a pool and a really big water slide but it was closed. After that we went grosory shoping and we buyed a lot of things.

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Armidale

By Jolie Wood

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Saturday the 15th of June 2013
We left Gunnedah and drove to Armidale. On the way we stopped a Tamworth to see the golden guitar. Later we arrived at Armidale and went for a drive and went to another dam.

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Gunnedah

By Jolie Wood

Friday 14th June 2013
We left Dubbo and drove to Gunnedah. We went for a drive and we went to a lookout. While we were waiting for my mum to get back in the car my brother Ashdon asked my dad if we could leave my mum behind and he said yes (he was only lying though)and we could hear this quiet yes coming from in the back and it was my other little brother saying yes because he thought we were leaving mum behind. We went to see a dam and went out to dinner.

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Dubbo

By Jolie Wood

Tuesday the 12th of June 2013
When I woke up in the morning the caravan park was full of water. We did a bit of school work and left. We drove through Parkes. We went and saw the big radio telescope that took pictures of the first landing on the moon at the exact time they were landing on the moon. After awhile we got to Dubbo. We went for a drive and went shopping.

Wednesday 13th June 2013
Today we went to the Toronga Western Plains Zoo. We saw ring-tailed lemurs, spider monkeys, African wild dogs, black rhinos, we saw the meerkats get fed, we got to feed the giraffes and it was fun and it licked my arm, hippos, white rhinos and a baby rhino, cheetahs, elephants, a bongo, a tiger, a white-handed gibbon that was showing off, otters, a greater one horned rhino. Then we went and got lunch. After lunch we went and saw the lions, bisons, dingos, przewalski horses, ostrich, zebras, koalas, wallabies and quakkas. The last animal we saw were the Galapagos tortoise. We saw a two year old Galapagos tortoise. After that we left.

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Forbes

By Jolie Wood

Tuesday the 11th of June 2013
We left Hay and drove through lots of fog. We were going to camp on the side of the road near Forbes but the ground was to wet so we camped in Forbes instead.

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Hay

By Jolie Wood

sunny

Monday 10th June 2013
Today we left Swan Hill and drove to Hay. We also crossed the N.S.W border. We drove through a farm so we had to drive slowly so we didn't hit any sheep or cows. When we got top Hay we went to the shearing museum. We went in the maze and since it had holes in the walls I cheated by going through the holes. We went for a drive around Hay.

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Swan Hill

By Jolie Wood

sunny

Friday the 7th June 2013
We left Ballarat and drove to Swan Hill. It was a long and boring drive. We went for a drive around Swan Hill and drove into N.S.W. We went and got dinner and went back to the caravan.

Saturday the 8th of June 2013
We did a bit of school work in the morning and walked to the pioneer settlement. We saw carriages, a steam train and a paddle steamer. We went for a ride in a carriage. We had lunch and saw all the engines and machines. They were really boring. We watched a man make a horse shoe. After that we went back and had dinner. We came back later that night to watch the sound and light show. We saw a possum.

Sunday the 9th June 2013
We didn't do much today. In the afternoon we went for a drive to Nyah and Wood Wood. When we got back we went on our laptops.

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Week 8 Photos

Shearers Hall of Fame in Hay NSW
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Radio Telescope in Parkes
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Dubbo Zoo
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Tamworth Golden Guitar
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