Monday, 5 December 2016

Ice cream!

We came across an Ice Cream shop called the 'Frosty Mango' on the way to Cardwell in the tropics this winter.  No we didn't indulge too early in the morning.


Coming around the corner and wow you see this on a slight hill.  It certainly catches ones eye.

A little further on there was a lookout, so up we drove to see the view of Hinchinbrook Island.  See map below.


Pity about the electricity wires.


Some tropical plants near the caravan at Cardwell, Queensland.




The drive that day from Ayr to Cardwell.

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  1. Love those mountains (don't have many of those here in Florida)

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  2. The tropical plants are gorgeous.
    Is it Monday? If so..have a good week:)

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    1. Yes, it's Monday afternoon Sandra :)
      Time difference is a problem at times..
      Thanks.

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  3. The figure made me laugh. And I love the second shot--the landscape. Excellent.

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    1. I went OH! when I saw it, couldn't miss it actually.
      Thanks re landscape but it's a beautiful scene.

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  4. I do love mango.
    And that view. And the plants. Thank you.

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  5. Love the big mango and who doesn't like ice cream, my granddaughter Sydney-May that is who.

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    1. I don't know of a child that doesn't like ice cream and adults are not too far behind either.

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    1. I'm sure when you have children Adam they would love it - ice cream!

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  7. In the first image, it seems that they are giving us the welcome to the visit of this territory.

    The plants are very beautiful.

    Kisses

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    1. I agree with you..
      The plants are nice and ones I don't see where I live.

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  8. I like the Frosty Mango figure. The landscape would make a fantastic shot if the electric wires were not there. But in a way it is part of the scenery. We have the same problem in some spots in Virginia USA.

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    1. He's a cute one that Mango - advertising to say, come we are happy to see you :)
      There used to be software once that just removed wires from photos, but it was a long time ago and there still could be one available...Guess I could remove them in photoshop but those wires is how it is.

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  9. Big Pineapple, Big Banana and now the Big Mango!

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  10. I've never had mango ice cream so if I saw the big yellow mango man I would be tempted to stop and try it!

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    1. Hopefully you would enjoy it.
      Have tried in the past I always prefer vanilla ice cream. I'm just a plain Jane when it comes to ice cream.

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  11. I suppose the power cables are necessary but they do rather spoil the wonderful view. The mango looks so happy.

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    1. Yes they would be necessary but they do hamper the scenery and then when the trees grow (one is in the way) it probably won't be cut lower, often find this at look outs.
      Happy Mango Man...owners happy too if you stop and buy.

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  12. What a happy looking figure he is too!

    All the best Jan

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    1. He is and excited to see people I expect is the key to having people stop.

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  13. You certainly scoot alone - 254 Klms in about 3 hours!
    Did you see on the news that mangoes will be in limited supply
    this summer.... maybe you should have stopped for that icecream.
    The supply has something to do with the weather when you were up there
    in the winter months of down south....the tropics don't have winters.
    I think it was to do with the dry season????
    Maybe some Aussie reader will recall the news on this mango situation.

    Mango flavoured icecreams are one of my favourites and so are the
    mango based cheese cakes. Yummy.

    Great report and photos
    Colin

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    1. Can go at a good pace when there isn't much traffic around and not too many windy roads.
      No never heard about the forecast shortage of Mangoes - I expect the ones being available with be expensive down here.

      Rain in winter in the tropics could be the only thing I can think of as there was a fair bit of rain in the dry season!!!

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  14. You caught me at the Mango Man. luckily there were great follow-up pictures

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    1. You are kind :)
      Certainly a show stopped that Mango Man as we came around the corner - bang, there he was.

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  15. mangoes in short supply? say it isn't true. i love mangoes. and i love icecream. what a gorgeous view. i love your travel blogs. hope you are well Margaret

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    1. That is what I heard. I expect they will be a bit more expensive due to the supposed shortage..
      All ok here, thanks...hope at your place too!

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  16. That's a cheerful giant mango. What do you mean it's too early for ice cream? What o'clock does ice cream time start anyway. Here in the heat of summer we'd sometimes have ice cream for breakfast, with sliced bananas, lots and lots of bananas.

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    1. Couldn't come at ice cream in the morning time :) I'm fussy regarding the texture, smoothness plus the taste. I would go without if it isn't to my taste..
      Even in the heat I can't imagine having ice cream for breakfast - icypole yes, just on it's own.

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  17. I like your new yellow friend. °(❛ᴗ❛)°

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  18. The first photo is so cute, and the second one very beautiful.

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  19. Bom dia, apresentação da belas fotos é perfeita, a primeira do alegre amarelo encanta.
    Continuação de feliz semana,
    AG

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  20. impressive Frosty! So lovely green there!

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  21. My goodness! Is that still operating? I'd forgotten all about it! :)

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    1. PS...And so great to see Hinchinbrook across the channel!

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    2. Lot's of people at the Frosty Mango getting icecream.
      Beautiful view to Hinchinbrook.

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  22. The big mango another to add to the list. Hope there isn't a shortage because prices will go up.

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  23. Oh, I do love Mango, and ice cream, yummy yummy.

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  24. Margaret, a couple of weeks back you mentioned drive-in movie outlets and the decline of same. I just came across this very recent article and thought it would be of interest to you....

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-12-07/north-queensland-picture-theatre-fighting-decline-of-drive-ins/8101026?pfmredir=sm

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    1. Thanks Lee, did visit the link and read it - interesting article about WA drive-ins.

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  25. The big mango is pretty cute! One of the better "big" things I think.

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    1. Yes I agree, as some of those 'big' things are not so pleasing to the eye.

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