Wednesday 31 May 2017

A whale then a Island.

Driving around Hervey Bay we came across a well kept area with a whale!
Hervey Bay is a good place to catch a boat to see the whales in the 'season'. Photo taken of the whale with my phone camera.

On the rainy day that we headed to Maryborough we found another place - where you catch the ferry to go to Fraser Island - never want to go there, it's sand and sand dunes, more for the adventurous perhaps.

Fraser Island, off Australia’s eastern Queensland coast, is the world's largest sand island, stretching over 120km. Panoramic viewpoints include Indian Head, a rocky outcrop on the island's easternmost tip, and the Cathedrals, a cliff famous for sculpted ribbons of coloured sand. It's a camping and ecotourism destination, with beaches and swimming sites at Lake McKenzie, Lake Wabby and other freshwater pools.

Waiting for the ferry from Fraser Island.
The an Ambulance driving on-board.
There is no Doctor on Fraser Island unless one is visiting. 
No chemist or Hospitals.
There are a few supplies on the Island and some accommodation places.
There are always Dingoes.

Monday 29 May 2017

A nice City.

On dark dingy wet winter day last year when on holiday in winter we headed to Maryborough in Queensland to see what was there.  Rather surprised by all the older buildings so beautifully maintained. Many of these photos were taken from the vehicle as there wasn't anywhere to park! Yes, on a Sunday.
Maryborough is not that far from Hervey Bay where we were staying.

The town/city is approximately 255 kilometers (160 mi) north of the state capital Brisbane.

A Caravan Park down by the Mary River.

Saturday 27 May 2017

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanic Gardens in Hervey Bay are quite nice much improved from our last visit several years ago. It's a large area with a big pond at one end of it and seats where one can rest.

Have selected a few photos of the gardens.

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.