Bus trip to Summerland Camels

On a nice spring morning 41 of us headed off on our trip to Summerland Camels at Harrisville, out past Amberley. It did get a bit warmer the further west we went. Travelled out through Milton and Toowong onto Western Freeway/Centenary Hwy to Springfield Lakes. We stopped here for about 40 minutes to have morning tea at Orion Lagoon.

Back on the coach we continued out along Centenary Hwy past the new suburbs of Ripley and Yamanto joining up with the Cunningham Hwy. Did not see any planes as we drove past RAAF Amberley.

Arrived at the camel farm around 11:30 and had a short wait for our tour guide. The tour guide was very passionate about the camels and the work she does and provided a very informative talk on how the farm works, some of the camels and how they milk the camels. They normally have between 500 and 550 camels at any given time on the farm. Following our tour, we had very enjoyable lunch of either Camel Burger or Camel Feta spinach and silver beet quiche both served with chips and salad out on the verandah overlooking some of the 800 acres of the farm. The view was very nice.

Once everyone was back on the coach we drew the raffle and then headed home through some back roads passing through Peak Crossing and then onto Cunningham Hwy. Had a good run home via Legacy Tunnel, Inner City Bypass onto Sandgate Rd arriving in Redcliffe about 4:15 PM.

Great day had by all even if some did not necessarily like the camel for lunch.

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