Monday, 6 April 2020

Snow

At home - from the home front it snowed on a few mountains Sunday night/morning on the Island.  The photo below is of Mt. Barrow a low mountain not that far from home, we can see it out the family room window and at the front of the house looking east. It has to be cold for snow to fall on this mountain, many years snow doesn't fall on Mt. Barrow.
It's 1,406 meters above sea level, 22 klms from Launceston. The rock is classed as Jurassic.



From Friday's post we move forward to some more scenery at Elliot Heads in Queensland.

The lookout below and what's on the Submarine Lookout, the Remembrance of those who fought in the Wars.














There is a man on that rock, fishing.


Back at the caravan park in Bundaberg the bird came to visit. 

Friday, 3 April 2020

Towards Elliot Heads, Queensland

We travelled along to Elliott Heads same day as it's not far to view the scenery and see what was there.

Elliott Heads is a coastal town just 17km south east of Bundaberg with just over 1,000 people. The river there was named after the first Speaker of the Queensland Parliament, Sir Charles Ellott.

The photo of the duck was taken not too far away and the train is a coal one we encountered on the way to Bundaberg.

The photos are of the area and that house has a great view of the Coral Sea.
















Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Bargara, Queensland

After being in Mackay in the Tropics we headed south to Bundaberg in Queensland last year in Winter.  This is one place we hadn't visited ever, though we had been to Bundaberg before 2 times.

Bargara is coastal town in Queensland not that far from Bundaberg.  The town of Bargara is about 384 klm north of Brisbane the capital of Queensland.  Bundaberg and Bargara are good sugar growing areas and of course there is Bundaberg Rum made in Bundaberg which is well know throughout Australia.

Just a few photos of Bargara Beach on a windy winter's day.



















Monday, 30 March 2020

Mackay, Queensland

We stopped at Mackay for a few days and caught up with fellow travellers who go there most years.
No photos of Mackay this time as there were many posted in the past.
This city is before you get to Proserpine and the Gunna Go Caravan Park going north and of course after Proserpine going south and of course we stay here on the way north and then on the way south..

A link to Botanic Gardens in Mackay in 2019

Another link to a lighthouse and more.

As we were leaving noticed this lady doing her Yoga in front of everyone.  We often see people doing their exercises of various kinds outside their caravans.





Friday, 27 March 2020

Gunna Go Caravan Park, Queensland

Be safe and keep well!

The Gunna Go Caravan Park we stayed in near Proserpine is a really nice park.  There are two parts to it, the top part and the bottom part but both are joined so to speak.  The amenities are very clean as is the laundry and pool.
There is a bar undercover with chairs and a table, it's here people congregate to meet other travellers and have a drink or two.  Every Friday management put a barbecue on for their guest at no cost to those guests.  Sausages and salads.
Usually a lot of people stay in this park but not last years winter holiday when we were there, we probably missed many stayers as we were later going north.
We stayed in the bottom half, photos were taken from our caravan site.







Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Hideaway Bay, Queensland

Be safe and keep well!

The ferry we sail on to get to mainland Australia has now stopped bringing people in caravans and motor homes entering the State of Tasmania, but freight is still permitted. Our Premier announced that yesterday morning.  Tasmanians are permitted to return home but must quarantine for 14 days.

Hideaway Bay is a small town in the Whitsunday Region and not far from Proserpine where we stayed in the caravan park.

The view at Hideaway Bay is a beautiful place with most of the houses or shacks looking over the sea.  It's a quiet place with just over 200 people and no shops.  Not far to travel to some though. Part of the view and some houses of the area.
















Monday, 23 March 2020

Conway and Wilson Beach, Queensland.

Conway Beach is not that from from Proserpine or Airlie Beach in Queensland. 
Not many people live there,  about 80 people!
There is a caravan park there plus a Diner which we visited one other year to have lunch.





Wilson Beach below is just around the corner from Conway Beach.  Not many people live in the little town of Wilson Beach.







Saturday, 21 March 2020

Continuing Winter holiday 2019.

Returned from our Tasmanian holiday, photos of it I will show later in the year as I'm wishing to finish the holiday in winter last year first.

Do hope everyone is keeping well in this trying time of the virus.

At present the Island is shut down, freight from the mainland is permitted in and Tasmanians returning home from abroad plus other States of Australia to self isolate for 14 days upon return to Tasmania.

Below photos were taken at Dingo Beach east of Proserpine in Queensland.
The two boats below well, the men were waiting for the tide to come in, we were there for a fair while sitting under the trees, watching.
Photos are of the area.
Did a little research on why it was called Dingo Beach and couldn't find anything.


















Dingo Beach is not that far from Proserpine on the right of the map.

Friday, 28 February 2020

The Peacock.

I do love Peacocks their colours and grace is amazing and forever hold my interest.
This beautiful creature I captured a few years ago at the Launceston Gorge about 10 minutes from the city.

We are off again on a short holiday in Tasmania for about 2 weeks so see you all when we return.
Be safe, stay well and enjoy yourselves.




Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Airlie Beach, Queensland.

Airlie Beach is the Heart of the Reef and it's in the Tropics of Australia. Population is just over 1,200 people and it swells in the tourist season.
The beach area is popular with tourist many young ones for it's climate and the beach which is rather nice.
Last year when there I took lovely photos of the beach but can't find them - seems I've deleted them accidentally!  Oh well, never mind.
The main shopping area of Airlie Beach is at Cannonvale a few klm before you get to Airlie Beach.





A few accommodation places, there are many more.




The main beach which is very nice with palm trees, places to sit and have a barbecue and so on..
Below is another little beach just around the corner from the first beach.