However cyclone Debbie has just gone through this area, the eye of the cyclone was not that far from Bowen. Should imagine most of these boats are ruined now.
Watched on TV a news report and all this area is flooded.
Seagulls can't read signs :)
Bowen is a town and locality in the Whitsunday Region on the eastern coast of Queensland. At the 2011 census, Bowen had a population of 10,260
The town enjoys a diversified and prosperous economy based on agriculture, fishing, tourism, and mining. Its unusually dry climate for a tropical location, plus its fertile alluvial soil, makes it the ideal place to grow a wide variety of small crops, including tomatoes, rockmelons (i.e., cantaloupes), and capsicums (i.e., green peppers). Outside the alluvial plain, much of the Bowen area is used for beef cattle.
Just north of Bowen is the Abbot Point coal loading port. Coal mined inland of Bowen in Collinsville and other towns in the Bowen Basin is brought by rail to a deepwater pier to be loaded on bulk carriers.
Coal is exported mainly to China and India.