Saturday, 27 January 2018

From Bowen to Mackay, Queensland

After spending several weeks in Bowen we headed back down to Mackay to stop for a few days.

The photos below are of Slade Point and it's new building.  Been up there several times to look at the view and to watch the whales going north in Winter, this past winter we did it once again as it had been closed for about 1 year.
We saw some whales and came across some friends who used to live near home in Tasmania.
It's been several years since we had seen them and by sheer chance they were where we were, the photo of them their dog and one of their grandchildren is below.
We ended up having dinner at their house that evening, so good to catch up on all the news.












Photos are of the sea in and around Mackay and also the Wharf.






36 comments:

  1. I need to go whale watching...not many of those in the Gulf

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    1. We often see whales when travelling north or south when on the east coast in our winter..

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  2. You have visited beautiful places in that Australia of yours!!
    Everyone I know, who have visited that country, loved it, and want to go back.

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    1. Well that is nice to know Catarina.
      Many people come to live on our island of Tasmania as well which is a State of Australia.

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    1. It's interesting John to see such huge creatures be so graceful.

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  4. Schöne Bilder Wale beobachten ist interessant.

    Noke

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    1. Yes watching the whales is nice to see even though they are some distance away but we have binoculars.

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  5. What a nice surprise to come across people you know. Mackay looks very industrial.

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    1. Certainly was a surprise, we knew they lived in Mackay but never got around to finding them - but 'fate' had it's way :)

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  6. It can be nice meeting people you know as long as you like the people not so nice if they are people you don't like much

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    1. Know what you mean Jo-Anne, these people are beautiful people and before the man was married he used to visit our house when we lived on the farm before we came to the city...so it's been a long time.

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  7. How nice to meet up with old friends and that beautiful dog :)
    I'm loving all these ocean shots.

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    1. Good sort is the lady and he is a great bloke too :)
      Beautiful natured dog accepted us so well.
      The ocean for you :)

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  8. Nice and special friends there, and with their four legged being.

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  9. There are times when one meets their friends in the most unexpected places.

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  10. It's pretty serendipitous to run into old friends like that.

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    1. Sometimes we lose contact with people but it's always a pleasure to accidentally run into people we know from home when away - it's as if nothing has changed :)

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  11. Me encantan las vistas del mar. supongo que la pareja que posa con el perro, son sus amigos. Se ven simpáticos y agradables.

    Besos

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    1. Always good to be able to sit and look at the sea, one wonders what is beyond.
      They are a lovely couple.

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  12. would be quite an experience to see whales

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  13. Its a great view from the look out. What a coincidence meeting up with old friends from Tassie. That must have been fun.

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  14. Hello Margaret,
    What a wonderful place. Shot 3 is really amazing.

    Kind regards,
    Marco

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  15. Again, these photos, and the ones in the following post are just great. :)

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  16. Glorious views dear friend!!!

    i can feel the beauty and serenity in the environment so easily :)

    i wish you could have capture the whales either as i never saw them except on t.v shows

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    1. To see the whales up close to take a photo one has to go by boat but then you can't get too close for a photo..

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