The Charters

We are getting thick into our charter season, which means I get to escape from the office (with camera) and get out and meet some great people on these trips. As mentioned in the previous post we had a group from Fun over Fifty on a trip from Mt Surprise to Almaden, and after a weekend break, we had group of US student teachers who were doing a 13 week post graduate Queensland Tour. Seeing as I promised both groups that I would post photos of them on the blog, this post fulfills that committment.

Setting up a morning tea for the Fun Over Fifty Group at Bullock Creek

Setting up a morning tea for the Fun Over Fifty Group at Bullock Creek

The Group tucking in to 'Smoko'

The Group tucking in to 'Smoko'

The US students did a longer trip from Almaden to Forsayth, experiencing the comparative remotes of our corner of the outback.  Here they are at the same location, bullock creek:

The US Students pose for a group photo at Bullock Creek

The US Students pose for a group photo at Bullock Creek

By the time we got to the Newcastle Range, they were getting cheeky as can be seen by some of the photo gags they were doing by late in the afternoon:

At the capsized 'Jumping Jack' ballast wagon on the Newcastle Range

At the capsized 'Jumping Jack' ballast wagon on the Newcastle Range

This lot were greatly interested in our cute furry animals. At the Savannahlander, all you need to do is ask, and we provide:

The group nearly capsize the railmotor, try to get a view of....

The group nearly capsize the railmotor, try to get a view of....

The Unadorned Rock Wallaby, coming up for a feed

The Unadorned Rock Wallaby, coming up for a feed

The driver has coaxed this rock wallaby from his hide out with some tempting horse pellets. More timid members of his family are peeking over the edge of the embankment. After the train leaves, they will come out and enjoy the  feed we leave them.