No shortage of fruit
THERE are fruit stalls all the way up the highway selling everything from pineapples to mangoes to watermelons. The most colourful stand belongs to Colin EasdonSmith who is flogging lychees by the roadside just north of the Herbert River bridge. He’ll do a dance and sing a song while he hands over the goodies. Old timers might recall that Col had the popular Lantern Inn restaurant on Charters Towers Rd from 1967 to 1980.
AIRBORNE . . . this solid lump of steel flew out of the mulcher being used to turn damaged trees from Cyclone Larry into mulch. The 3kg axle had pieces gouged out of it by mulcher blades. Johnstone Shire Mayor Neil Clarke said it whistled through the air for 50m, just missing workers