Winter 2018, Shoal Point, Qld
Although we know Mackay reasonably well we hadn’t been to the area known as Northern Beaches until we decided to take a drive out to have a bit of a look.
Only 17kms north of the city, Shoal Point is another world. A sparkling curve of north-facing beach with shaded lawns for picnickers. Luxury homes, wide spacious decks, lazy ceiling fans, plantation shutters and all one dreams of for a tropical beach home, yet so close to the city.
With the amount of construction going on it appears that Bucasia and Blacks Beach too are becoming boom suburbs within easy reach of the city.
Feeling trapped in our bland city caravan park there is little to do but watch TV and stick our heads out the door every time a local hoon does a burnout in the side street. Side street circle work.