After a lovely stay at Mt Carbine (including sitting round the fire last night) we headed towards Mareeba where we visited the famous Coffee House which sold not only beautiful coffees n chocolates but also lots of local crafts. From there we looked at the Mareeba RSL war memorabilia display. This whole Atherton region was the 'home' to more than 600000 Aussie soldiers during WW2. The combined Mareeba Information/Museum was one of the best I've ever seen with displays that covered any aspect of history that you could think of about this region. We then moved on to Rocky Creek where there was a wonderful war memorial park. I was keen to see this as I as pretty sure that dad had enlisted while living n working in Nth Qld. I called Francesca to see if she knew any further details n she ended up calling The War Memorial in Canberra. She did confirm that dad had enlisted in Ingham but all she could confirm was that he was in the 11th 'division or infantry' when his war service ended. We will have to do some further research on that....What was fascinating about this Memorial Park was that it had large rocks that we individually marked with a plaque for each of the war service personnel contributions that had trained in this Atherton tablelands area during WW2. It was very moving....In Tolga we explored the loveliest Woodwork Gallery, would have loved to have made some astute investments but they were a little out of our price range!! I did however buy a lovely pair of earrings. Bill had a great chat to the fellow who was volunteering at the historical display there. We continued on to Atherton n then out to Lake Tinaroo, our camping destination for the night that I had located on Wiki App (a great info site for all types of camping). It certainly was a lovely n peaceful setting but unfortunately some very noisy people well into the night (after 4 am) inhibited this enjoyment somewhat! It was also VERY cold overnight compared to several nights ago at Weipa!! After a slow pack up we have had a lovely drive today to Gallo Dairy, The Strawberry Farm n Ravenshoe where Charlie, Bill n Anne had a beer at the 'highest' Pub in Qld! Ravenshoe was also sadly the place of the tragic Cafe gas explosion some months ago. Our destination this afternoon is Undara. One comment of note is the rich countryside we have travelled through in the Atherton area. It all seems to be strategically irrigated by a major watering system supplied by Tinaroo Lake (Dam). The whole area is luscious n high yielding in many diverse ways agricultural ways! One week to go for Charlie n I. Has been a good break for us both after setting out on our holiday pretty washed out.