Friday, 24 January 2020

A few days in Mackay, Queensland

We moved further norther on the east coast of Australia to Mackay, a lovely city.
The caravan park is one we usually stay in and there were people there from the year before that we caught up with.

The lady drinking tea or coffee, well she's in her dressing gown, her husband took off to do some shopping in their motor home and left her there.  It did look rather strange so I took the opportunity to take a photo.
Then a sunset at the caravan park.






The marina at Mackay, Queensland.






Up on a hill, the lookout over the sea and beach.  People come here to see if any whales can be spotted making their journey north.







31 comments:

  1. The marina looks picturesque. Judging by the boats some people have money!

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  2. It looks lovely. I have a blog friend there, and someone I volunteer with comes from Mackay so thank you for the 'background' information. And how I would love to whale watch.

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    1. We have seen whales going up north there in Mackay, it all very interesting.

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  3. Me gusta las vistas del mar y de su precioso faro, también la del puente deportivo, con su gran cantidad de barcos.

    Has hecho un laargo viaje, pero el lugar merece la pena.

    Besos

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    1. Yes a very long journey it always is when travelling north in our winter but extremely enjoyable.

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  4. The disadvantage of not being detachable.

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  5. Reasonable breakers on the beach.
    Plenty of great looking water craft at Mackay. The Great Barrier reef and fishing
    is of course the attraction.......and not forgetting the mines just inland.
    Plenty of money in Mackay.

    I'm not sure the "old biddy' would be amused being snapped in her "morning attire". ha ha!
    Great photos with questions on #1 !!!! ha ha.
    Colin

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    1. The lady would be horrified I'm sure if she knew that I had taken her photo - but if you put yourself out there, it's too bad in my book.
      Mining has cut back up that way.

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  6. Me parecen fotos preciosas, el mar me encanta. Besitos.

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  7. A wonderful place to forget about the noise!

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  8. Mackay looks beautiful. Thanks for the great photos.

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  9. Hello Margaret,
    What a great pictures. Amazing to see the shots with the sea. So nice.
    And a wonderful harbor with nice ships.
    Shot 2 is very nice too with that fantastic colored sky.

    Warm regards,
    Marco

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    1. That sunset sky is rather lovely with all those colours in it.

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  10. Me encanta el lugar Mararet. Preciosa playa y precioso faro. Disfruta del mar.
    Un abrazo.

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  11. I didn't realise mackay is so beautiful. We just drove through it. Big mistake.

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    1. It is a nice place..good places to dine along where the Marina is, rather pretty there.

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  12. It looks, to me, you have a few photos of Lambert's Beach, Margaret.

    For a couple of years...after leaving Rockhampton...before moving back to our Mum and Nana's original hometown of Gympie...we lived at Slade Point. And they had a little store halfway between Slade Point and Lambert's Beach. Back then...in the late 1940s the little shop was called, "Hill's Cash Store".

    The last time I saw it was back in the 70s-80s and it had become a "7-Eleven" store. I have no idea if it still exists these days. It was on a slight rise...to the left as you head to Lambert's Beach.

    Many of your posts certainly do stir up memories for me, Margaret! :)

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    1. There is a shop between both those places you have mentioned we called into a few times, can't recall if it's a 7 Eleven though, don't think so because no selling of petrol - just probably another shop.
      Do hope they are pleasant memories :)

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  13. Its a beautiful place. Lovely sunset and beautiful sea view.

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  14. how amazing to meet people you met last year ,such coincidence is rare indeed :)

    loved the tranquility that park offer
    hope you have seen whale during any of your visit dear Margaret

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