So we headed off from the Lake on Monday morning and headed for Cape Palmerston Holiday Village on the coast from Ilbilbie. Ilbilbie has been a regular fuel stop since we first headed north with the kidlets in 1988 in a small 16 foot caravan with no luxuries. There used to be a big concrete tank there with live barramundi but it has disappeared some time over the years.
The trip north and then the short drive to the coast took us past sugar cane fields and then past Mount Funnell which overlooks Cape Palmerston.
|Cape Palmerston stay|
|Cape Palmerston sunset|
We packed up on Wednesday morning and headed north to cover the two hundred kilometres to our favourite destination-Airlie Beach. On the way north we stopped for morning tea at Kuttabul and remembered how the kids had disappeared into the sugarcane there back in 1988!
|Smith style morning tea on the road.|
Love pulling up and being able to make a cuppa as we travel.
The first sight of the bay at Airlie Beach is one we enjoy every time we see it. Whether we are off sailing or camping at the Island Gateway, there is nothing to compare to that brilliant vista as you come over the hill from Cannonvale into Airlie Beach.