Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Mackay, Queensland

The Mackay region producers more than a 3rd of sugar cane.
One of the first white settlers to travel through the Mackay region was Captain James Cook, who reached the Mackay coast on June 1, 1770 and name several local landmarks.
Over the years Cyclones and floods have tormented Mackay.
Older post on Mackay here .


The above photo is the breakwater road going towards the Marina on the right.




The above building is in Mackay, couldn't find a parking space to take photos of the city.

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  1. Not a great deal about Australia makes the news here, but the terrible cyclones experienced in Queensland always do. The amount of devastation is simply staggering.

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    1. Can understand that regarding news - when something dreadful happens you hear about it as we do when it happens over your way.

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  2. Tan malas son las inundaciones como la falta de agua. Esta falta de agua la està padeciendo ya mi región, ayer llovió pero fue una lluvia de pocas horas que apenas se ha notado en los embalses.

    Me gustan los faros y ese lo he encontrado muy interesante.

    Besos

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    1. Water is a problem anywhere in this world, always a lack of it causing drought. Hope you get more rain that does good soon.

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  3. More great photos, never experienced a cyclone and to be honest hope I never do

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  4. Mackay looks like a thoroughly modern city - with the city issues on parking too.

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    1. It has it's older building but not heaps of them.
      Busier this year than it was last year. New suburbs popping up.

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  5. I believe all new buildings in Mackay and in the Qld cyclonic belt have to now be built to certain cyclone proof regulations.
    Colin

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    1. Good idea that, but then is anything safe with a cyclone about.

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    1. Yes it does, or did :) hopefully next year we can go again somewhere in Australia.

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  7. Good lighthouse. It must be a prosperous area if there was no parking to be found.

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    1. I guess it is Andrew, it was a quieter city before the mining boom, then that went quiet now it's started to become busy once again. Might have been the time of day when we went to take photographs re parking.

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  8. That's a very nice lighthouse and I like the rocky edges of the breakwater road.

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    1. I should imagine that it took some time to make that rocky edge, all those rocks to be brought there - so many, be interesting to know how many!

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    1. IT's a nice one Gosia, but they are not so attractive when the bottom branches begin to die.

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  10. Mackay sounds beautiful place dear Margaret!

    Loved the first view of road specially !

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    1. Mackay is growing on me each time I visit it becomes more appealing.

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  11. Lovely lighthouse offset by the beautiful deep blue sky.

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    1. Always clean around that lighthouse Rosemary, eating establishments nearby.

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  12. You still managed to get these great photos of the breakwater & the lovely lighthouse!

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    1. Not much traffic when I took the photos Christine, so could stop in the middle of the road :)

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  13. Nice lighthouse. I enjoy photographing them.

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    1. Doesn't matter how many lighthouses you see they are all different, like people.

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