Winter 2014 The Herberton (Qld) Historic Village has an exhausting and extensive collection of paraphernalia from the Atherton Tableland’s early days. The most fascinating is the fact that most of the buildings in the village are original and have been trucked in from all over the district. It was effort enough towing the caravan through those hills let alone a shop or a school. As we leave the museum some poor woman almost chokes as Woody says “don’t they ever have anything new in these places?” Well I knew what he meant. Advertisements Continue reading A load of old stuff
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ve probably realised that we really enjoy our food and that Woody can’t survive without freshly roasted coffee. Winter 2016 We spend hours stocking up on supplies in Townsville. And searching for a coffee wholesaler, one of which has their home address listed on the website rather than the business address. We find ourselves driving up near vertical streets on the side of ritzy Castle Hill …with the van on the back. I can’t breathe for fear that we won’t be able to turn around or even go uphill if the … Continue reading Getting High on Coffee
Here’s one for ‘Bernie’ over at Diary of a Dublin Housewife a typical sunrise on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas, Queensland. Warm and tropical and only a short stroll up the beach to good coffee, great cafes and one of my favourite pubs The Courthouse (aka The Courty). Continue reading Sunrise Port Douglas
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 Sadly, the big old sugar mill has been replaced by a supermarket.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