Friday 30 March 2018

Happy Easter 2018 with the Sea in Tasmania

Happy Easter to all that pass by and comment on my blog.

Took the photo about 2 weeks ago at Strahan, Tasmania on the West Coast.
The Harbour is Macquarie Harbour which is a large shallow inlet and is 6 times the size of Sydney Harbour, in Sydney NSW.

There is a man made wall which prevents erosion and keeps the channel deep and narrow, rather than allowing the channel to become wide and shallow.

Wednesday 28 March 2018

To Tamworth then Wellington, NSW

On our way up north in Winter 2017 we stayed at Tamworth for a couple of nights...the link is [here]

On our way back we stayed in a different Caravan Park, the bats were gone and below is a small old caravan in excellent order plus the car is old.

Then a photo of our caravan and 4 wheel drive in a rest area in NSW.

Called to get some diesel and behind the service station where trucks park as a rest area was this mess!  Most unusual to see such a disgraceful mess.

Arrived in Wellington NSW mid afternoon and the river is the Macquarie River then we saw this little caravan - how quaint is that!

Monday 26 March 2018

Waterfall Way, NSW

Heading from Coffs Harbour to Tamworth NSW in winter 2017 through Waterfall Way which is a windy road and of course waterfalls mostly having to drive on gravel roads to view them with no water or hardly any water coming down the waterfalls at that time of year.

We stopped on the side of the road to have a stretch went into the caravan to see if all was alright after coming around several bends and - found olive oil on the floor plus a worcestershire bottle of sauce on the floor and one heck of a mess.  Discovered the bottom had broken off the sauce which was a full bottle, the top had come off the half empty bottle of olive oil and the two had mixed together on the floor of the caravan.
(The door where we keep such things hadn't obviously been shut properly).

Now really this was one big mess - lucky we had paper towel which was used to get the bulk of the mess cleaned, my shoes were croc sandles making it easier to put the feet in the mess and clean after.
Luckily we had fairly hot water, so out came the mop, the pump went on, dish-washing detergent on the mop and off I set cleaning up the floor.
Amazing it was clean as a whistle with no grease left on the floor, it was hard to believe.
Washed the mop out put it back in place and turned the pump off and off we set for more of the winding road.
Yes we took the mess lightly and had a good laugh!

The pub in Dorrigo the town one goes through and below a shop both taken out the vehicles window as we moved around the corner.  Can't always stop in these towns because they have angle parking which is way too short for a caravan or motorhome.

These two photos are one of the waterfalls, no water.  There was a parking area and a platform to view the scene.

Just a branch of a tree taken near the platform - was practising to just get a small part of the branch in focus and blur the background - it worked.

Below 3 maps to show the distance from Tasmania, the second photo to show the bends, the 3rd to show from Coffs Harbour to Armidale which we bypassed.

Friday 23 March 2018

In and around Coffs Harbour, New South Wales.

Winter 2017 we went up one of the many hills at Coffs Harbour in New South wales to take a few photos.  More beautiful beaches.
The weather was warm at 30 deg C and above whilst we were there, warmer than the year before.

Both the above and below photos are of Sawtell just below Coffs Harbour.

Below you can just see the horses in the water.

Wednesday 21 March 2018

Coffs Harbour, New South Wales

We moved onto Coffs Harbour in NSW stayed in the same caravan park and even the same site!
Each day ducks came to visit at the same time for a feed, they would sit themselves down until fed.

What a glorious ride these horses and ponies would have had that day in Winter 2017.

Monday 19 March 2018

Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

There are several beaches at Noosa and this makes the area very popular all year around.
It's about 136 km from Brisbane.
The place has good coffee shops and caters for the tourist.

Thursday 15 March 2018

Peregian Beach, Sunshine Coast

We returned yesterday from a trip around Tasmania in the Caravan.  Gone just about 2 weeks.
Luckily I was able to view blogs and comment in many places using my phone whilst away.

So back to the holiday in Winter 2017.

Peregian Beach is a lovely long beach and we have visited it many times before.
People swim in the winter on the Sunshine Coast - well some people do, I'm not one of them.

Monday 12 March 2018

Dicky Beach, Queensland.

Near Dicky Beach in Queensland - map below.

We headed to other beaches below the Sunshine Coast but of course it's still classed as the Sunshine Coast and came across Dicky Beach plus a few others.
Looking out to sea we found many ships sailing with their cargo on board.  We stood for ages watching in the distance as those ships sailed by.

Friday 9 March 2018

Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Went to the Maroochye River and found this beautiful pelican.

Not far from the Spit is a Marina

Opposite are these buildings

Further on we stopped at the lights so I took the below photo out the window of the vehicle.

Wednesday 7 March 2018

The Big Top, Sunshine Coast.

The Big Top on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

The Big Top on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland has been renovated and was closed when we visited in 2016, but open once again and certainly revamped with some shops gone and new ones taken their place. My phone took the photos and it is very nice inside much improved from before.

We are still some distance from Melbourne in Victoria then on the ship and home to Tasmania in Winter 2017.

Below is the view from the carpark

Still some distance from home and you can see where we've been further north in winter 2017.