Wednesday, 26 April 2017

The way to Rockhampton, Queensland

September 5, 2016 we left Mackay and drove to Rockhampton in Queensland where we stayed on our way up north, now, on our way down south.
Just over 100klm we stopped for some lunch (chips) at Camila  a can sugar growing area (another one).
The flower was rather vibrant and the poor house sure needs work done onit.

The car park of the petrol station.  I was told to take photo of that silver car but have no idea why, no one has looked at it since.

Photos of the caravan park we stayed in, you see the laundry with domestic machines, yes they are rather reasonable to use price wise.
Lastly our caravan nestled amid the trees in the shade.
Rockhampton is on the tropic of Capricorn.

A link is of some of the city photos when we visited in 2014


















35 comments:

  1. I love those pink flowers! They would look great in my backyard

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    1. I'm sure they would Sharon, many people have them in their gardens up that way as they are a tropical plant.

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  2. Beautiful flowers you have captured, in your camera.

    Kisses

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    1. Thanks. I always like taking flowers, that's how I started off with the camera some yeas back.

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  3. Incredibly vibrant colours.
    I suspect the washing machines get a good work-out.

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    1. Very much so with orange, never can miss it.
      Washing machines seem to go most of the day, many do their washing at night and hang it out in the morning time. Of course with so many caravans having washing machines like we have, it's less washing in those machines. Many women do their towels and sheet in the machines provided and smaller clothes in their own washing machine if they have one.

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  4. The first photo of the orange flowers - I don't think I've seen those before. They're beautiful.

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    1. They are rather vibrant and look great on a large tree, they always stand out and many of them were in bloom up that way when we were there.
      Can't recall the name of the tree.

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  5. It is such a neat and lovely place to visit.

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  6. I agree with Mildred-- a lovely place to stop. The flowers are excellent.

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    1. We both liked this caravan park even though behind it there is a train line which is used mainly at night but didn't hear the whislte :) some people did.

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  7. Interesting to see the flight/drive time comparison.
    That road trip from "Rocky"to Mackay goes through unfenced
    beef cattle country for a fair time.......Marlborough area???
    Plenty of cattle grids when I travelled that very boring
    part of the highway.
    I wonder which would come off best in a collison - that snazzy looking
    sports car or a rogue "mickey" bull??????
    Cheers
    Colin

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    1. Didn't see any cattle grazing along that area you mentioned Colin.
      I reckon a cow or bull might win..

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  8. That's a very clean public laundry!
    I love the flowers and palms and would love the chance to live in a house with that veranda.

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    1. The laundry is very clean, most are even though old for some.
      Always wanted to live in a house with a big veranda myself, but of course I would have to live in the right climate to get full benefit out of it.

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  9. That's a long trip between Rocky and Mackay. I hope you got to see the brolgas when you passed by the St. Lawrence area. When we were kids travelling by train from Gympie to Mackay to visit relatives living in either North Mackay or Slade Point, depending...we'd get a great thrill seeing the brolgas doing their dance as the train travelled through the wetland areas inland from St. Lawrence.

    I was born in Rocky...at the Tannake Hospital on the banks of the Fitzroy River. We lived in Elphinstone Street, North Rockhampton. We moved to Slade Point when I was around 2 years old....thereabouts.

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    1. Well I never! Born in Rockhampton.
      Unfortunately we didn't see any brolgas so therefore no dancing - they look to be a beautiful bird.
      We went up to Slade Point top of hill to look for whales and we did see some in the distance.

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    2. Yes...that hill...between Slade Point and Lambert's Beach. Nana used to take my brother and I there where we were little kids...to see the porpoises swimming by. (In those days of the late Forties, I think that's what everyone thought them to be. Whether they were actually dolphins and not porpoises, I can't say. However, to us, they were porpoises).

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  10. That looks like a very pleasant caravan site & the flowers around it are so beautiful.
    My son loves to spot snazzy sports cars on our trips!

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    1. Sports cars must be a mans thing :) we did have one years ago for 8 years.

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  11. It's a great part of the world been there twice now.
    Merle..............

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    1. I don't mind Rockhampton, it's fairly easy to find ones way around it, and the winter weather is not too bad.

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  12. Wow ,your travels reveal so much about the beauty of your land my friend and Australia is definitely very vibrant in it,s prettiness!
    you captured beautifully these lovely blooms,so delightful .
    silver car looks cool too

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