Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Cardwell, Queensland.

We are now settled into a Caravan park in Cairns and loving the warm winter tropical weather at about 29 degC (84.2 deg F) during the day and 20 degC (68deg F) at night.
The mileage from Launceston to Cairns is about 3,500 km ( 2,174.799 miles) give or take a few, depends which route ones comes.

A photo of Cardwell which is not that far below Cairns. We stayed there for two nights.
Cardwell has changed in many respects.   A cyclone came ripping through the town in 2011.
The foreshore has been done beautifully.  Houses rebuilt, some escaped the cyclone.

It's the Coral Sea, and part of Hinchinbrook Island where a special Lady once lived.


41 comments:

  1. Looks beautiful! Your winter temperatures are like hot summers here in Finland:)

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    1. Interesting. I'm in the tropics so warm in winter is expected.

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  2. Hello Margaret,
    No bad place to be. Fantastic!!
    And what a great picture. Nice with the tree.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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    1. A palm tree always make a photo look tropical.
      It's warm so it's good for winter in the tropics.

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  3. Margaret the great island with palm tree. 29c is a temperature in summer in Poland

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    1. I thought that might be about your temperature in summer.

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  4. I would like be now next to the palm tree enjoying of thatpleasant temperature. Córdoba Today, we have a maximum temperature of 41 °.

    Kisses

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  5. You made it!! What a long drive it is. I hope you have the best time exploring Northern Queensland.

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    1. Thanks.
      Certainly a long drive but taken with rests along the way.

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  6. Well I must admit that looks a perfect place in which to spend a winters day.

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    1. Certainly was Rosemary and there was a lovely pool in the caravan park too!

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  7. It looks lovely. Too hot for me, but lovely. Enjoy yourselves to the max.

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    1. Thee temperature up here in Cairns even thought it 29 deg C most days it's not the same heat as Tasmanian summers if it was about the same temperature - much hotter in Tasmania.

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  8. Funny how some parts of the country can have such high temperatures in winter big difference from the cold as days in Tassie, which I will experience next week when we fly there for a holiday

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    1. Oh Jo-Anne, that's a cold wet time of year but do enjoy.

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  9. Ahhhh....this certainly warms my heart and brings a smile to my face, as well as many wonderful memories. :)

    I also managed a motel in Cardwell for a while, too...back in 1996-1997.

    A lovely area.,...thanks, Margaret. :)

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    1. So pleased it did bring a smile to your face :)
      I did it for you!
      You are welcome.

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  10. Really is a post card photo. Now you can relax for a bit.

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    1. It is when you come to think of it - could get it printed out for a general photo and write on the back...or have it done as a card.

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  11. Many years ago I worked on Daydream Island. This seascape looks very familiar. Happy and safe travels Margaret.

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  12. Lovely tropical shot. Lucky you in the warm.

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    1. Diane, I'm so pleased we are in the warmth, away from the dreadful cold weather down south.

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  13. Certainly warmer than down south this morning.
    Snowing in Hobart and Canberra and snow just outside Melbourne
    and Adelaide with winds that are going straight through those
    who have to be outside. Also some roads closed due to the icy
    roads.
    Thankfully the winds haven't reached Brisbane YET!!!!!!,
    but bloody freezing August is not that far away,
    Keep having fun in the WARMTH.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Gosh, snow everywhere down south it seams.
      Keep warm down south then in Brisbane.

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  14. That sounds like the perfect temperature range. It's currently about 13 here in Adelaide, but the sun is shining again after two days of rain and wild winds.

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    1. Hope you haven't been too cold down there since Wednesday.
      A good winter temp up here in Cairns - it's to our liking for sure.

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  15. Enjoy your stay. Extremely hot summer here too. The humidity makes it feel 10 degrees warmer.

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    1. Humidity make a big difference even seeing it's our winter.

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  16. That looks so lovely.
    Enjoy your stay.

    All the best Jan

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  17. That looks so lovely.
    Enjoy your stay.

    All the best Jan

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