Monday, 5 September 2016

A Lighthouse in Mackay, Queensland.

Still travelling and of course heading 'south' with about 6 weeks to go before being home.
Family living in our house whilst we are gone is a blessing, knowing someone is taking care of it.

We are currently in a place called Mackay in Queensland, just down the road from Ayr and then heading to Rockhampton where they have 'great steaks'.

The winter weather is being kind to us at 23 (73.4 F) - 28 deg C (82.4 F) during the day and of course cooler overnight 18 deg C (64.4 F) approximately.

A pretty area by the Marina and a lighthouse plus a few restaurants and the boat ramp.
Photo taken with my phone.




49 comments:

  1. Lighthouses have a magic and a romance to them don't they?
    Thank you for sharing this one.

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    1. Yes they sure do especially older and lived in lighthouses....must have been a lonely existence and only suited to some.
      You are welcome.

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  2. My brother, mother, grandmother and me lived in Slade Point back in the late Forties for a couple years before moving to Gympie the town where Nana was born and grew up; and where our mother was born. In the mid-Sixties my brother went to live there. Mum and Nana soon followed once he started his family; and they lived back in Slade Point, again.

    Before I moved back to Gympie after being in various areas throughout North Qld, I managed a motel for a while on Nebo Road, Mackay! One of the two worst jobs I've ever had...because of those who owned the respective properties!! Long story...

    One of my nephews and his family live at Armstrong Beach, east of Sarina; and two very good friends of mine retired to live on the beachfront at Grasstree after the male of the couple had worked at 4MK and was manager of Ch. 10 up there for some time.

    I hope you can find some time while you're there to do a trip up to Eungella. Mackay was my centre of provisions when I was running Newry Island - via Seaforth. (Nothing is left on Newry Island now, except memeories)(.

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    1. Oh gosh, what a history you have with the eastern shoreline of Queensland, interesting.
      We went to Slade Point up on the hill looking at whales way out to see, but could see them.
      Saw the sign to Eungella but didn't go there, we did around many roads in the Mackay area.

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  3. Boy! I wrote a short story, didn't I? :)

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    1. Nearly, but interesting and more so because we have just been driving and through some of those areas.

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  4. Hi, Such a gorgeous photo. Wishing you continued safe travel and delightful days ahead. xo

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  5. I always wanted to live in a lighthouse when I was a kid to late now to many stairs. My mum was born and lived her early life in Gympie not far from where you are.
    Bet you the weather is wonderful up there now.
    Merle..........

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    1. Get giddy in those tall lighthouses climbing up the stairs.
      That's interesting your mum and Gympie..
      Weather has been fairly good, today is windy..

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  6. Hello Margaret,
    A wonderful picture of this lighthouse. Great!!

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  7. That's a pretty lighthouse and an excellent photo too. The weather sounds glorious.

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  8. It's close to 20 years since I was last in Mackay! Thanks for the memories.

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    1. Me too re: Mackay - 20 plus years.
      I was not really overly impressed with the city, but that is quite
      another story.
      Good to know that the weather "gods" have looked favourably on your
      northern odyssey.
      Cheers
      Colin

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    2. You are welcome M..

      Colin...Mackay is easy to find your way around and it's not too spread out with the shopping.

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  9. What a pretty sky and lighthouse. The weather sounds perfect for enjoying the outdoors. Glad you are enjoy your trip and no worries about an empty house at home.

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    1. Lots of sitting outside in the shade up this way in winter for us.
      Lucky to have family in our house, they are reliable so that's good too.

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  10. Siempre me han vustado los faros y este es precioso. Yo también he regresado de mis vacaciones de verano y me he encontrado en mi ciudad con una ola de calor con temperaturas máximas de más de 40 grados C.
    Besos

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    1. Trust you had a wonderful holiday....and wow, that is a high temperature to return to..

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  11. So pleased your trip continues to go well.
    What a wonderful lighthouse - phones can take a super picture.

    All the best Jan

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  12. Nice photo and it is nice when we have someone we can trust house sit for us and not someone who would invite a stranger into your home against your wishes, speaking of my daughter Natasha here since that is what she did

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  13. Probably the smallest I've seen, it's cute

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    1. It is a cutie and there is a lighthouse near home that is about the same size as that one in the photo.
      Hope you and your wife are well.

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  14. Your photo about lighthouse is like a postcard, so beautiful.

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  15. the weather sounds perfect and it sounds like you are having a good time. i agree it's nice that the family is looking after your house whilst you're away. what a lovely photo of the lighthouse. beautiful. i like you header photos too. very nice

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    1. Thanks re header which was taken at Lucinda a sweet very tidy place.

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  16. beautiful! Your winter temperatures are like the summer here:)

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  17. Nice shot. Queensland's weather is beautiful one day and perfect the next. That's why we live here. You have the right idea spending winter up here and summer in Tasmania.

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  18. You are welcome to call in if you are passing through Brisbane.

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  19. Me encantan los faros...muy buena..un saludo desde Murcia...

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    1. always interesting to see a light house, all are different.

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  20. being back home is a feeling which is hard to define ,just want to say HOME SWEET HOME dear

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    1. Thank you baili - we are getting towards home, a long way to go yet.

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