Friday, 21 February 2020

Water Storage

There are two large water storage tanks in Bowen perched up on one of the hills, they can be seen from some distance away.  We found the road up to them and hence these photos. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

A View

From the top of a hill near the caravan park is the view below.  This land is where tomatoes are grown in our winter, and in the second photo you can see a field of tomatoes growing from a distance.

Monday, 17 February 2020

Dust Haze at Bowen, Queensland.

There are several hills in Bowen where one can take in the views, so this I did.  On the day these photos were taken was a 'dust haze' blown to the east by the drought.   Normally one would be able to see out to sea clearly.  This 'dust haze' lasted several days.

Above photo is of the supermarket, a jeweller shop, variety store, hairdressers, a clothing shop.

The above photo there are some salt piles there in the distance.

The photo below you can just see the graveyard.

Friday, 14 February 2020

Beaches of Bowen

Some beaches at Bowen. Varies photos taken at some of those beaches.

Both photos taken from Flagstaff Hill a scenic point of Bowen.

The above beach taken on the way up to Flagstaff Hill.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

View from a beach.

A view from one of the beaches at Bowen where we had a picnic lunch in winter last year.
The jetty is about 750m long, people walk along the jetty and fish from it.

People taking photos, other resting at lunchtime.

Monday, 10 February 2020

Birds of Bowen, Queensland

We drove from Ayr in Queensland to Bowen about 1 hour 30 minute drive after several days, thus we were heading south.
We've stayed in Bowen several times so there are several posts on Bowen from past years, this time taking photos of something different.

A few birds came into the caravan park in the late afternoon, to capture the birds I decided to sit outside with my camera and hopefully get a close up..

The first 3 photos are of the Australian Rosella parrot. Sorry they are Rainbow Lorikeets. Thanks David.

Don't know the name of the bird below.

This seagull amused us.  We had lunch on the table at the beach and all these seagulls came to visit wanting something to eat.  The seagull on the table (both photos of one seagull, it's the same one)
was with all the other seagulls on the table but this one shooed all the others off and they didn't dare to come back on the table, some tried but they got pecked off....just amazing to watch.

Someone might know why the 'one' seagull did this.

Friday, 7 February 2020

The Drive-in, Ayr Queensland

Ayr still has a drive in theatre. (Have shown pictures of it a few years ago). This visit in last winter we visited the drive-in once again.
The first picture greets you at the entrance, the second is of course the ticket box. The theatre is surround by sugar cane.

I'm sure this Sin-bin as we call them is not used and must be there for decoration, I certainly could be wrong.
Below the screen.

Sugar can growing as taken from the window as we drove along another area of Ayr.

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Ayr, Queensland

Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  The Parish was founded in 1912? as far as I can ascertain, there is not a lot of history or information about the church. 
The side view, the front and the back view of the church. 

Ayr War Memorial.