Monthly Archives: July 2011

Fraser Island, Qld. Fantastic Flying and Enormous Fun.****4stars

Heaven knows what’s next!        Opportunity knocks!!! Little did I know that today’s agenda would include a marvellous scenic flight by Air Fraser Island. While savouring the sights of the magnificent beach/highway our Kingfisher Bay eco-tour stopped briefly while … Continue reading

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Airlie Beach-Proserpine-Hervey Bay-Frazer Island, Queensland. 837kms. Sleeping First Class on the Sunlander.

Initiation into Overnight Sleepers My goodness, it’s dark on the top bunk of a sleeper as you hurtle through the night. 9.30pm. Boarding the Sunlander at Proserpine means the seat is gone and there’s bunk beds instead. Bad luck if … Continue reading

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Whitsundays, Qld. Australia’s Sailing Mecca!

Such Brilliant Sunshine & Sparkling Blue Water Love to watch the boats sail by. Off sailing to the islands with Illusions. More sea sick tablets for me but not being a confident boat person I was soon out of my … Continue reading

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Airlie Beach, Qld. Just Cruising in the Glorious Whitsundays.

Waking up in Paradise Arrived after dark last night so there was no way of knowing what was outside my room. Voila! A glorious view of the Whitsundays!    Enforced shore leave today as I hadn’t got my act together … Continue reading

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Townsville-Airlie Beach Tilt Train. A 275 km Scone Free Zone.

Quiet, comfortable and enjoyable travelling on the Tilt Train and much faster than the Sunlander. The omnipresent sugar cane is never far away and  the mountains follow our journey south.  Somehow, I managed to travel in between meal times. Dining was … Continue reading

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Ready, Set, Go! A CWA Scone Mix!

A Supermarket Surprise! Look what I found in the local supermarket flour aisle! It’s made by Laucke Flour mills  in Strathalbyn, South Australia and costs about $A 5.50 and has two 600g packets. On Laucke’s website they have a whole … Continue reading

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Wallaman Falls, Qld. Chasing Butterflies, Rainbows & Scones!

Rainbows among the Sunshine After yesterday’s sconelessness we were hopeful for better luck today. Sadly, the Rainforest Inn was closed after their hectic day yesterday and the Heritage Tea Rooms at Herveys Range looked fantastic but were in the wrong … Continue reading

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Hidden Valley, Qld. Close Scone Encounters at Paluma!

so Near but so Far!    Off again, this time to Hidden Valley Cabins. Nice to have a 9am pick up from Townsville and explore the city sights including Castle Hill. From here (if it’s clear) there are  magnificent 360 … Continue reading

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itunes apps for baking scones recipe and CWA e-books.

Haven’t explored itunes for scone recipes before. I  found a very nice looking app for baking today, which had a scone recipe. The Photo Cookbook-Baking for $5.49. Reviewers seemed very happy, give it a try and let me know.There is … Continue reading

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From the web site making perfect scones and a smorgasbord of scone recipes below that you can try. No pumpkin scones here but I wouldn’t mind the vanilla bean scones with mixed berry jam! Make perfect scones Learn the secret … Continue reading

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