Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, Winter 2017 Camped at Lake MacDonald, nearby Cooroy beckons. Well maintained old timber shops, trees and gardens. There is a large grassed area for RV parking (it’s nice to know that some councils realise how difficult it … Continue reading Cooroy
Nambour on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is a modern version of what it was 30 odd years ago when we visited regularly. Sadly, the big old sugar mill has been replaced by a supermarket. Of course, this means that the cane train no longer rumbles across the Bruce Highway leaving a trail of sugar cane on the roadway. The tracks thankfully are still there as a reminder of days gone by. Continue reading Nambour
Winter 2014 The road works on Townsville’s outskirts leave Gabbi Garmin, Google maps and us in a spin. Old roads have somehow disappeared and new ones have been recently built. Just when we manage to find our way to the city centre the road is closed because of an ‘event’ and there is no detour. We head towards The Strand (the waterfront drive) and discover that this is where the ‘event’ is taking place and we and the van are in the middle of a surf carnival and speed boat races. Every man and his dog is wandering across The … Continue reading Oh dear it’s Sunday!
Winton Qld, Aug 2014 We enjoy a meal at the North Gregory Hotel in the grand dining room. It is such a relief to have a hotel meal that isn’t deep fried as has been the norm on this trip. … Continue reading The Pubs of Winton
There is an impressive pier at Urangan, Qld on the Fraser Coast. Over 800 metres in length it stretches out across the sands to reach the deep water of Hervey Bay for this was once a cargo pier. To my … Continue reading Urangan Sands
The trader SS Dicky ran aground on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast in 1893. In 2015 the wreck was removed from Dicky Beach for safety reasons. I probably should have categorised this post as ‘No Longer Point of Interest’ but it is a lovely beach! Continue reading SS Dicky
Commemorating the birthplace of the Australian Labor Party, the Tree of Knowledge is a multi-faceted memorial sheltering the preserved trunk of the original tree. The memorial dominates the main street of Barcaldine. The Australian Labor Party was born out of … Continue reading The Tree of Knowledge
Helen Goff lived here. Helen Goff was born in this bank building in 1899. The daughter of bank manager Travers Goff, Helen is better known by her nom de plume P. L. Travers the author of Mary Poppins. Aug 2013 … Continue reading Helen Goff lived here