Thursday, 25 May 2017

As the sun goes down!

Still at Hervey Bay and a few photos of the sun setting.  I presume the lady has had her baby now :)

Love taking photos of the foam.
The playground below - part of. The beach is to the left.

The 2 photos below taken from another beach near where we stayed in the caravan park.  I guess the people are getting mud crabs.

Photo below is opposite some shops with the beach to the left and walkway for miles along beside the sea.  One would have thought there would be 'A Telstra Air' on that phone booth. Australians mostly know what I mean.  It's a Wi-fi that one can access from your home Wi-fi, that's the idea the top of the box is pink if Wi-fi is available.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Houses and shops, Queensland.

The 1st house is somewhat how many Queensland houses are built or were and a few still are.
Some are not filled in down stairs so therefore are stilt houses.  Being stilt houses it lets the air flow through on the hot summer days, the veranda's to sit outside in shelter to eat on the balcony with the partitions helping to keep the sun out.
The remainder of the houses are of some around the area in Hervey Bay in Queensland, Winter 2016.
A few shops opposite the beach.  There are no high rise buildings along the beach!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Hervey Bay, Queensland.

From Rockhampton we ventured down to Hervey Bay to stop for several days Winter 2016.

Harvey Bay, Queensland, a coastal city in southern Queensland, is widely known as a site for observing humpback whales. Whale-watching boats operate during the July to November migration season. It's also a hub for tours to nearby Fraser Island, which has beaches and features a rainforest habitat for dingoes and other wildlife. A waterfront esplanade links the city's marina with beaches offering calm waters for swimming.

Urangan Pier is 868 meters long original length was 1124 meters was used to export Steam, Sugar and Coal in 1917.  In the 1980's all exports stopped from this pier.  The pier was threatened with demolition but it was saved! The pier was leased to the Harvey Bay Council for protection.

Many people we saw walking their dogs along the beach.
Photo below is of Terry Summers born in 1929 in England and is singing The Fisherman's Song.. a statue of him 'Duet' it's called.  
Have no idea who Terry Summers was as I can't find any history about him.

Opposite the pier is a lovely lawned area and Cafe.
Hervey Bay has certainly been cleaned up since our last visit.

A Resort across the road from the sea.

Friday, 19 May 2017

Buildings in Rockhampton, Queensland.

It was a Sunday when we took the drive into the city to take some photos, less traffic!
The photo below is of the Supreme Court House of Rockhampton which was built in 1950 - 1955.

The Post Office built in 1892 - 1896.

The large tree in the middle of the road adds as shelter in the heat of the day in Northern Queensland.
The below photos are of a the main st. in Rockhampton and most towns and some cities have this shade for the shoppers and their cars.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

The Church that was closed on Sunday!

Went to visit inside the Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. Joseph's in Rockhampton when we were there in 2016, but alas it was closed on a Sunday!
Built in 1893 - 1899.  The first official Mass was held in May 1862 in a Court House in Rockhampton.

The Primary School and below the Offices of the Diocese of Rockhampton. Queensland.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Kangaroos and such.

The Rockhampton Zoo was a place we visited and enjoyed.  Not a good variety of animals but a pleasant afternoon.  A few years ago the park and many animals were destroyed due to a Cyclone that went through the area.

Crocodile and below a Koala which was well hidden from view, just managed to snap at the right time.
When first looking at that croc we thought it was dead, but no it did move it's jaw!

Friday, 12 May 2017

Sometimes ships sing!

Continuing our holiday in 2016.  Thinking I'm only halfway through the places we visited in 2016, it won't be that long and we will cross the sea on the Spirit of Tasmania for another 3 and bit months away in our winter.  Later in June 2017.

Emu Park in Queensland is on the East Coast and is home of the famous Singing Ship Monument, it's not far from Rockhampton.

Emu Park was first discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770.  It overlooks the island of Keppel Bay, including the Great Keppel Island.  Emu Park is a popular tourist spot, and has won several tourism awards, and features fishing, surfing, boating, and unspoiled beaches.

We also visited Yeppoon and several other beaches along the way - no photos as the day was rather windy and nothing of great value to add.

The monument does sing/hums due to the wind.
Below a well built lookout.

The Anzac Memorial at Emu Park below.

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Great Oyster Bay Tasmania

Lovely time away.  Stayed at a caravan park opposite Great Oyster Bay on the East Coast of Tasmania for several nights.
The Bay is wide and sheltered and opens onto the Tasman Sea, main town is Swansea.

Every night this was our view across the bay, such a delicate sunset.

The black cross is where we stayed for several days.

Monday, 1 May 2017

A Wedding Anniversary - getting up there in numbers.

Heading to the East Coast of Tasmania for just over a week.
Yes, by the sea in the Autumn.  Then onto Hobart the Capital of Tasmania, Australia to visit my two Aunties.  Back middle of next week to continue winter holiday 2016.

It's a big day today, it's our Wedding Anniversary May 1, wonder how many can guess what number but that would be asking too much as I don't believe I have ever given a clue.  I can say it's a very long time.