Thursday, 6 April 2017

Around Bowen, Queensland

Bowen is where part of the movie 'Australia' was filmed, starring Nichole Kidman.

Was rather amused at the sign, one could see that you would end up in the sea if you kept going, but I suppose some people have driven down and found themselves in water.






A lovely area to go walking when the tide is out.


The above photo was taken along from the Caravan Park.

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  1. ah, low tide, when the world is awash in wonderful aromas.

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  2. Hello Margaret,
    That looks very well. A wonderful area and not bad to be.
    Funny shot of that End of the road.

    Best regards,
    Marco

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    1. I thought the sign was funny too, and figured that many people have gone straight through into the sea, so hence the sign.

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  3. The low tide looks wonderful (we don't have it).
    I like the "road. ends" -sign..

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    1. Took my fancy too.
      Had no idea there is no low tide up where you are.

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  4. Excelentes marinas, Margaret...Me gustan!!!
    Un abrazo.

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    1. A nice sheltered marina, but of course the cyclone that was Debbie wouldn't care - be interesting to see photos of what the damage is now.

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  5. I really like that last shot with the mountains in the distance!

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    1. :)
      You like your mountains, and they do make a photo more interesting.

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  6. The views of the low tide are very good.

    The good weather, is the dominant tone of your photographs.

    Kisses

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    1. Was lovely weather when we were there in winter last year.

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    1. They are nice and the sign, well I couldn't let it slip me by.

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  8. Never underestimate how stupid some people are. It is a nice expanse of sand without seaweed and rocks.

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    1. Don't often see a large area of sand like that without anything on it. Might be rather soft to walk on.

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  9. Margaret, never underestimate the stupidity of some people.
    I bet more than one car has gone down that track to the beach
    and God only knows how many motor bikes and sand buggies.
    It would be interesting to know how long the tide takes to come in and
    cover that beach front. I suspect rather quickly.
    What's the name of those strange palm trees?

    Blue skies and ocean when you were there last year but I reckon
    a different ferocious looking sky and sea when "Debbie" hit.
    Great report.
    Colin

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    1. On a dark night someone going too fast - bingo off the road, I expect it has happened too many times so hence the sign.
      I think the palm is a Bismarckia Palm which is a fan palm.

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  10. Wow! What a view. I'm sure the pictures couldn't capture the "Aw".

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    1. There is a bend just bend just behind me, so when I saw the view it was indeed 'Aw'.

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  11. I like the beach walking photo, I can picture myself there.

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    1. Seeing I know you like to be at the sea, I can picture you just doing that and enjoying every minutes of it.

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  12. The road with palms is a masterpiece of nature

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    1. It is, and I do like those palms in the right area they are rather showy.

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  13. "Road Ends" means do not believe your GPS.

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    1. Guess you have been taken the wrong way by your GPS as we have too :) but it's fun sometimes.

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  14. Bom dia, a selecção das belas fotos mostram na perfeição o encantador local para passear, apreciar, respirar o ar marítimo, encanta-me os locais como o que mostra.
    AG

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  15. The tide really goes out a long way in Bowen - the sign is very amusing.

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    1. It does go out a long way which makes for nice walking along the sand if solid enough.

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  16. So serene.. I'm really feeling to goto beach now..

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    1. Was very beautiful and peaceful when we were there.

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  17. For a brief period in 1997 I managed the Whitsunday Sands Resort at Grays Bay, just before you get to Horseshoe Bay. The owners (and previous managers) were crooks who enjoyed taking advantage of others in the most underhanded way. The whole episode turned into the most distressing fiasco! Long story...one I will tell one day.

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    1. Interesting, and the story would of interest - one day :)
      Know where Horseshoe Bay is.

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  18. I didn't realise the movie was shot up there. Of course, I associate it more with Hugh Jackman, than Nicole. ;-)

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    1. Yes, part of the movie was made there - and of course Hugh being male would stick more in a women's mind :)

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  19. i did not know that film was shot in your magical country my friend.
    i liked the movie so much and both leading actors are those to whom i search that which movie of them is missed by me .
    your photos are delight to look at particularly the last one

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  20. It does look a lovely area to go walking once the tide is out ...

    All the best Jan

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