We have stayed at Archer Creek 20 k SW of Ravenshoe before and this time it was a great stop on our way to Leichardt Lagoon. Archer Creek is a very popular stopover as it is such a pretty location being right beside Archer Creek. The first time we visited the creek was pretty slow, but there has been much more rain this time and the creek was in much better form. We were accompanied by about 20 other vans on this visit and Ian was able to light up our little campfire and cook jaffles for our dinner which was lovely. We stayed sitting outside for a long time and later in the evening we were joined by Ray the wool classer from Geelong who drove up in the dirtiest Mitsubishi Pajero I have ever seen. He had been splashed by a truck which completely covered his car. I was even cheeky enough to ask what colour it had been. He was not the slightest concerned. It was not the greatest of his troubles as he had driven up with no gears or clutch due to the “wonderful” roads he picked! He was full of suggestions of where Ian could take us. After we retired I assured Ian we were already on the right track! It was nonetheless a very entertaining evening and we wished him well as he chugged off in the morning!