Thursday, 9 March 2017

Our stay at Lucinda, Queensland.

Our stay at Lucinda was most enjoyable as we hadn't been there before, so there were scenes to discover and noises we hadn't heard of before.
It was a busy Caravan Park and one had to book before arriving to make sure there was a place to park the caravan.  Many people come to Lucinda for fishing in the Australian Winter, and some for just a holiday or both.
There is only one shop which sells great fish n chips among other things.
Plenty of nice houses for sale but of course over priced and being a very small place there wasn't a great deal for locals to do.

In the night we heard this screaming and it sounded like a woman in trouble, so imagine several of these Bush Curlew birds screaming - this video I found on Youtube and it goes for a couple of minutes so you can hear the scream.




A bit more of the Lucinda Jetty, and the blue is to help keep out the sea creatures from this part of the beach.


 Above the ever saving Vinegar if one gets stung by a sea creature, and of course swim at your own risk.


The beginning of the Lucinda Jetty and the shop below.


43 comments:

  1. Ahhh...the southern end from Hinchinbrook Island. I remember that store...it's had a paint job since I last saw it. Memories......

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  2. I didn't know that about vinegar. I wonder if our lifeguards keep a bottle around. A lot of our beaches have no lifeguards. The Lion's Club here should consider some kiosks.

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    1. You didn't know about vinegar - wow, thought you would as you live near the sea. Obviously you don't have such creatures in your area?
      Lifeguards have most things, but there are no such lifeguards at that beach as it's not a popular beach area, more a fishing area.

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  3. That screaming is freaky!
    I had no idea vinegar was used for sea stings!

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    1. Oh, I thought most would have known to have vinegar handy for the sea creatures, it's a must here in Australia especially in summer in the humid hot areas.
      I suppose if you don't live or know someone who lives by the sea and don't read about the sea then you wouldn't know.

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    2. Fascinating. I'm not sure it's used over here. We're not right on the ocean but we're about 4 hours out. What exactly does it do?

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  4. If you didn't know what it was that was screaming it could be quite alarming.
    Funny combination of goods sold in the shop - Fish and Chips, Fuel, Bait, and Ice.

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    1. It was rather a worry wondering what is was Rosemary, next morning we found out, so all was well.
      Lots of our shops by the sea or near the sea sell those things, it's rather common occurrence.
      Ice for our drinks, or to keep around our drinks to keep them chilled.
      Bait for fishing if fishing area.
      Something to eat, fish and chips.
      Fuel to get us to the next stop.
      Interesting really.

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  5. Lots of our birds while beautiful are not precisely musical. I suspect the bush curlew call has caused more than a few hearts to pound.

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    1. I always thought all birds were musically inclined, but not the Curlew.

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  6. wow what a great bird and lovely scenery

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    1. Amazing bird really if heard in the middle of the night and never heard before.

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  7. It is gratifying to know new places, and for your images, has been worth worth, the visit to this, place.

    Kisses

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    1. It's difficult for us now to find new places to visit in rural areas of Australia as we have been to so many which are all lovely.

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  8. Yes the calls (Screechs)of the curlew are loud and at night a bit disconcerting if you didn't know what the bloody hell the noise was.
    Good idea to have the vinegar handy........seems one of your readers hasn't been to the sea and encountered all those "lovely" stingers etc. ha ha.
    Good report as usual.
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Always a must is vinegar up that way and even down below of one never knows where those stingers and such are in our sea..
      Awful sound is that screech..

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  9. An interesting place to visit--- It seems like a small desert town-- on a somewhat tropical shore!

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    1. That's interesting what is looks like, just around the corner is sugarcane..

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  10. I think I'd call the police if I heard that scream!

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    1. Well we thought when he heard that noise, is someone being hurt as in women..oh dear :)

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  11. Fancy hearing that noise in the early hours of the morning. The jetty is truly amazing. I guess the water must be quite shallow.

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    1. Have no idea how deep or shallow it is Andrew...be interesting to find out. Wouldn't go in the water due to stingers and such, and I imagine there would be a good undertow there.

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  12. Marvelous photos.That screeching bird video was an eye opener

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    1. Sure is in the middle of the night being woken up with a noise like that never heard before and lots of birds making it.

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  13. Lucinda sounds like the perfect quiet place to retire to if you can stand the heat and humidity of QLD. I'll get out my map and see if I can find it there.

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    1. If you want total peace and quiet would be good to retire..no clubs or anything, just the shop.

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  14. Curlew's call would have given creepy effect. In most of the peaceful,calm places some birds give this effect...

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    1. Curlew call is one of being not a good sound the screeching is not nice to hear.

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  15. Thanks to you I just learned another use for vinegar.

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  16. Fantastic call of a Bush Curlew, well made.

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  17. Do they ever get caught in the net or do they manage to free themselves?

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    1. Have no idea Sandra, stingers are somewhat small at times but of course some larger and I should imagine they can swim away.

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  18. Todas las imagenes son estupendas, Margaret, pero la primera es genial!!!
    Un abrazo.

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  19. Our dog came running when I played the bird screaming, ready to rescue the damsel in distress! Can't imagine hearing that in the night and being able to go back to sleep.

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    1. Good grief, your dog knew then sounding like a screeching women.....we didn't hear anyone walking about so we presumed everything was ok, went back to sleep that night and the nights we stayed there :)

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