Wednesday 28 February 2018

Hervey Bay, Queensland

From 1770 to Hervey Bay for a week.
The temperature at night was 4.6deg C in Hervey Bay with a top of 26 deg C somewhat cooler than we were used to in Winter 2017.
Seeing as we stop in Hervey Bay last year for awhile I deemed it not necessariy to take photos or show photos from last year we were there 2016.
Hervey Bay last year the link herehere and here for those who like to refresh memories.
Photos from here are on Hervey Bay are 'new' ones :)

We stayed in a different Caravan Park last year  it was just about on the beach with a very short walk to the sea.
So at sunset I ventured those few steps to the beach, view in one way then the other.

The view from our caravan.

This picnic area was next door to the Caravan Park.

Monday 26 February 2018

Agnus Water, Queensland

We made a booking at the Caravan Park at Agnus Water which is very popular, we were lucky, just one night! not another single night free, the caravans were packed in like sardines.
Agnus Water is just a stones throw from 1770.

The beach is beautiful with sand ever so soft on the feet.

The Office as you come in the gate and our caravan parked on half sand, half dirt.

Accommodation above, and part of the beach below.

A street above and below gateway to a house.

Friday 23 February 2018

1770, Queensland

Captain James Cook - After circumnavigating New Zealand, Cook's expedition sailed west for Van Diemens Land (Tasmania) (where I live) but winds forced the Endeavour north and the expedition came upon the east coast of Australia in April 1770.  At a brief and simple ceremony at Botany Bay, (a bay of Sydney) Cook named the entire east coast of Australia New South Wales.

We hadn't been to the place 1770 until this past winter 2017.

On Wednesday 24 May 1770, Lieutenant James Cook anchored the Endeavour about 3km off this part of the coast - meaning 1770.

Wednesday 21 February 2018

View from Mt. Archer, Queensland

Mt. Archer National Park is 522 kilometres northwest of Brisbane.  It's the backdrop of the city of Rockhampton which marks the start of Tropical Queensland.
Mount Arches is 604 meters above sea level.  The park covers 4250 hectares of open forest and woolands.
There is a nice picnic area with a good sized car park which is sealed as the road is up to Mt. Archer.

The city below of Rockhampton.

Monday 19 February 2018

Fitzroy River, Rockhampton, Queensland.

Quay Street in Rockhampton mostly follows the Fitzroy River, it's catchment covers an area of 142,665 square kilometers, making it the largest river catchment flowing to the eastern coast of Australia.
The lower reaches of the river are home to salt water crocodiles.  In 2003 a crocodile measuring more than 4 meters (13ft) long was captured.  The most diverse range of freshwater fish in the country are found within the Fitzroy basin.

Walking along Quay Street this is the view.

The River has flooded many times over the years and below is the measure of the floods including the years.

Friday 16 February 2018

More of Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland

Criterion Hotel/Motel in Quay Street is a beautiful building which can be seen from the bridge across the Fitzroy River in Rockhampton.  It's not an easy building to photograph because there are trees behind me then the river so one can't take a whole photo of it.
The Hotel was built in 1899 to 1890.

Rockhampton Post Office on East Street. Built from 1892 to 1896

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Quay Street Rockhampton, Queensland

Quay Street in Rockhampton runs beside the Fitzroy River and it's where most of the old buildings are.
In 2016 the street was being renewed and cars were not permitted along that way, only the people that worked in the buildings, 2017 it was finished so we were lucky to be able to drive and park in Quay Street.

The Custom House built in 1899 to 1900

Monday 12 February 2018

Bonsai in the Caravan Park

It's most unusal to see a bonsai in a public place let alone a caravan park, this one was in Rockhampton, Queensland.  Though it's not small in stature it's shaped like a bonsai would be.
Rockhampton in Winter is usually not warm enough but this past year in winter it was warmer than usual so we stayed longer.

Bonsai in the Caravan Park, and packing up to leave for 1770

Friday 9 February 2018

Rockhampton Caravan Show.

Whilst parked at the caravan park in Rockhampton in winter 2017 a man and a women approached us asking if we would like to have our vehicle and caravan weighted by the Queensland Transport people at the showgrounds the next morning.  Appointment was made we passed with flying colours, weights were excellent and we had room for more luggage or whatever if we wanted.
A couple of the transport men asked if we would care to look at the caravan show and if so we could park as in the photo below for free - of course we were so pleased as there was no parking outside, so off we went and had a wonderful day looking at new caravans.
The show was massive with many streets within the showgrounds caravan's covering them.

Sign to show us where some of the places are in Australia - noted Cradle Mountain which is in Tasmania's north. For those that do not know, it's in Tasmania's north that we live, though some distance from Cradle Mountain.

Always pleasant to have a rest during walking around the caravan show.