Mulambin Mumblings – Hotel California

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld For some time now Woody has been saying that he’d like to spend winter in one place (and preferably not home) and this year after our failed trip to Darwin we thought FNQ* might be our objective. As we pressed on each stop became more enjoyable and we realised that we just needed to put our feet up. And rest. Then Elle noticed that our park was offering a late winter deal online. By further extending our stay and applying the new deal three weeks here in one of our favourite parks averages out … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Hotel California

Mulambin Mumblings – Australia? You’re standing in it!

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld With the Prado’s we go in search of Zilzie, it’s the next town to Emu Park and what a great name Zilzie is, wouldn’t you love to tell people that you live in Zilzie? However we manage to get ourselves a little lost. Woody jumps out of the car and asks a local, who’s washing his car,  where we can find Zilzie. The answer of course is “You’re standing in it!” Double or Nuthin’ & Shirley take our advice and visit Byfield. They return to say that they couldn’t find the Byfield National Park … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Australia? You’re standing in it!

Mulambin Mumblings – Emu Park Market

Aug 2019, Emu Park, Capricorn Coast, Qld Emu Park farmer’s market is under the shade of the beach almond trees in a pretty park sandwiched between the caravan park and the beach. The location lends to the atmosphere. The beach almonds with their large red and green leaves, the colourful stalls and glimpses of glittering ocean. At last we find pineapple jam and Joyce the jam maker tells us that she simply cuts the pineapple, boils it, adds sugar and pectin and that’s it. Bloody lovely, we reckon. We also buy her passionfruit butter which turns out to be equally … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Emu Park Market

Mulambin Mumblings – Meeting Mates

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld We’ve had a relaxing time in the Yeppoon area with Woody the Elder and my sister in law, the Really Good Golfer but before they head south to the Goldie (Qld speak for Gold Coast, as opposed to Sunny for Sunshine Coast) we’re joined by old mates ‘Double or Nuthin’ Daz’ and his missus ‘Shirley’ (as in “I’m not drinking tonight, my body’s a temple”). The next day we welcome the Prado’s. That’s right, El & Elle Prado, the folks that we set off to Darwin with last June when our engine blew up! … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Meeting Mates

Mulambin Mumblings – Cautious Curlews

Aug 2019, Mulambin, Capricorn Coast, Qld One never tires of the coastal drive between Emu Park and Yeppoon. The sea is sparkling and we can see the sandy beaches on Great Keppel Island. Even though it is Sunday, Emu Park is busy and coffee shop patrons are spilling out onto the street chasing the sun. Writing this I am being watched by a curlew and two lizards. In fact, having most of the day to ourselves we sit in the sun and I spend the afternoon sketching a curlew in a variety of poses. They don’t move much during the … Continue reading Mulambin Mumblings – Cautious Curlews