Sky Window Lookout in Eungella National Park

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As we made our way from Finch Hatton Gorge to Eungella we stopped at the Sky Window Lookout, we’d heard that on a clear day you can see all the way back to Mackay.  Given that we were an hour from the coast it sounded like the view would be stunning.  It’s also popular for bird viewing, though we were too noisy that afternoon to have much hope of seeing many. The lookout is a short loop with a couple of stops along the way.  At the first we could see the road we’d just been on. Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? The next offered those stunning views back to Mackay.  We could just make it out in the far distance.  See those patches of green?  That’s sugarcane.  The nearby sign said the valley had once been mainly dairy farms. Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? Time for some funny poses.  The kids were complaining a lot that afternoon, we were trying to distract them from their unhappiness.  How dare their parents make them get out of the car after that long walk and swim! Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? SkeeterBug snapped a pic of the rest of us. Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? I’m including this picture because I don’t think I’ve mentioned the bush turkeys before.  The first place I remember seeing them in abundance was in Sydney at the caravan park we were in.  We see them all over the place, I remember them being quite noisy in Cooktown as they settled in each night.  TurboBug happily exclaims ‘booosh turkey’ when he sees one. Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? Right as we were leaving this little guy had a fall in the carpark.  He landed hard and when I went to him all I knew was he’d hit his face.  I was afraid he’d landed on his nose and feared what I’d find.  No broken nose thank goodness, and before long it was obvious which part of his face had taken the full brunt of the fall.  Poor guy. Sky Window Lookout in Eungella NP | How Many More Minutes? Then it was finally time to go look for that platypus…

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