Day 65 Wednesday, 13/7/2016, Cape Hillsborough, 24 I bound out of bed at 6:15 and out onto the beach to find that the ‘show’ has already begun. Each morning they encourage the kangaroos and wallabies onto the beach at dawn. … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 65 – Kangaroos and Cameras
Day 64 Tuesday, 12/7/2016, Hydeaway Bay to Cape Hillsborough, Glorious, 25 The moment that we turn off the highway the scenery becomes magical. Lots of sugar cane of course and cane trains shunting but small farms with backdrops of towering … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 64 – Down to Cape Hillsborough
Day 63 Monday, 11/7/2016, Hydeaway Bay, 27 The nights are pleasantly cool here and we wake to a heavy dew. Woody drives over to Dingo Beach to pick up the morning paper and is told “There’s not much news on … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 63 – News? What news?
Day 62 Sunday, 10/7/2016, Hydeaway Bay, a little cloud Hydeaway beach has a sign declaring that it is a turtle nesting area, that’s good. Another sign shows ‘Stingers’ six types of jellyfish, what they look like and what to expect … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 62 – Airlie Beach & Shute Harbour
Day 61 Saturday 9/7/2016, Home Hill to Hydeaway Bay, 26 degrees Wow this new aerial is a beaut, we learn that some poor woman is looking for a playground in Home Hill for her kids and another is going to … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 61 – Oh My God Hill
8/7/2016, Friday, Rollingstone to Home Hill, magnificent 26 Farewell to the best park that we’ve ever stayed at and the longest that we’ve stayed in one spot. At the office we thank the management and they give us stubby holders … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 60 – From Rollingstone to rolling stock
Day 59 Thursday 7/7/2016, Rollingstone, bloody beautiful We pack up, wash up, clean up, tidy up, pull the mat up and gaze longingly at the beach for the last time. 2021 Note: Rollingstone Beach Front Resort is still my favourite … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 59 – With heavy hearts
Day 57 Tuesday, 5/7/2016, Rollingstone, Perfect 26 Off to Ingham for meat and fish. The cane cutting is in full swing and the mill is belching steam. Once more the Bruce Highway traffic stops for the cane trains to rumble … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Days 57 & 58 – We’ve got crabs!
Day 55 Sunday, 3/7/2016, Rollingstone Weather, changing My God are we still here? El and Elle Prado leave to head north. We’ve finally got the jump on the midges. The bites have healed and there’s no more itching. Wow that’s only taken two weeks. Day 56 Monday, 4/7/2016, Rollingstone, Warm Rain 24 It started raining about 4:00am but we had anticipated it and had everything battened down. No more wet T shirt stuff for us. Obviously, this beach combing life is frying our brains because we drove into Townsville for supplies and got to the outer suburbs before we realised … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 55 & 56 – Bloody Midges
Day 53 Friday, 1/7/2016, Rollingstone, Hot We spend the day lazing and reading. Happy Hour becomes happy hours and stretches for three hours as we farewell B & C. The waves pound the shore. Day 54 Saturday, 2/7/2016, Rollingstone, Beautiful … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Days 53 & 54 – Losing ourselves on Magnetic Island