Paluma National Park

Thursday 1st August, (Paluma National park).

We ended up cheating and stayed at Rollingstone for a third day, only allowed 48 hours, and the council patrol man visited us again on the third day but did not seem to mind that we were still there.

We could quite easily get used to this bush camping. We have now moved on a little further north to a National park called Paluma Park and camped in the Jourama falls section. Having arrived today we have now set up camp and after a short stroll through the bush track, we are now just sitting down enjoying the peace and quiet. A CD is quietly playing in the background, as this will be the only form of entertainment while here as it is too remote for radio or TV. I am not even going to try and find any TV channels, as there is nothing worth watching for the next two days anyway.

While strolling along the creek we came across a pool where the fish and turtles were of an unusually inquisitive nature. We noticed that when we approached the creek the turtles jumped in from the other side and swam over to our side as if to check us out. I guess it is because some people must feed them, especially when one is not supposed to, but it was unusual to see.

We intend going for a walk to the falls tomorrow, then on Saturday, possibly, move on to Ingham and spend a couple of days in a park to do washing etc.