There is always an urgency to drive to the north 'the destination Cairns' as quickly as possible with stay overs for a few nights when in the warmer climate.
We had pasted the Tropic of Capricorn at Rockhampton, Qld.
The internet available on the way to Mackay was almost non existent in some towns in the caravan parks. Even in Mackay at the park it wasn't good, they didn't have the NBN (National Broadband Network). Many people didn't know what NBN was and that was for all of the area we travelled north and south.
As for Telstra Air! Where are those? Hardly find a phone box, and if we did they are in the middle of the city few and far between with no parking - so we can forget the idea. Glad I didn't join that now.
Most Australians reading this will know what I mean.
This pretty plant was hanging over the fence at the caravan park in Mackay.
Part of the Marina in Mackay, Qld. If you can see a brick wall to the right, that goes for some distance with the sea on the other side.
Further along the drive (the brick wall) is an opening to the sea. A yacht on the way back to the marina.
Many people take their dogs for a walk along this area 'convenient bags' - we don't often see this.
The main beach which is opposite the marina and it's here that the annual Beach Horse Races were held on our return journey.
The lighthouse which I posted whilst on holiday, it's down by the marina.