Follow the Sun – Nambucca to Morisset

Day 62, 13/9/2019 Friday, Nambucca Heads to Morisset, just 20 It’s time to say goodbye to this captivating area. We spot an osprey nest atop a pole, in a paddock. Smoke still hangs in the air. The Pacific Highway thankfully, is quiet. We quickly get back into the rhythm of the road. Woody stabbing the Scan button on the radio to find John Laws then groaning when the only station is full of static. Yay. And so, it’s Pacific Highway, bone jarring, NSW concrete highway all the way with no towns to break the monotony. We keep ourselves sane by … Continue reading Follow the Sun – Nambucca to Morisset

Maryborough Showgrounds

The Maryborough Showgrounds is enormous. There’s plenty of room for camping, clean dunnies and only mild highway sounds in the distance. While we stay there’s a gymkhana, billy cart racing and some great country music happening way over the other side of the park. The sort of things that you would never, ever see in a caravan park. This is a perfect base for unhitching and exploring the Fraser Coast and historic Maryborough. Just passing through? What could be better than just swinging off the highway and putting your feet up here? Where: Bruce Highway, Maryborough, Qld and a short … Continue reading Maryborough Showgrounds

Finch Hatton

July 2018, Finch Hatton, Qld Inland from Mackay the Pioneer Valley is positively bucolic. Small sugar towns, old Queenslanders surrounded by palms and cane, acres of cane. Sugar mills belching steam high into the air. Marian, the town where Dame Nellie Melba once lived as a young bride in an unsuccessful marriage. Towns like Mirani, Gargett where we stop to walk through the market and then we arrive at Finch Hatton. The Main Street of Finch Hatton, where a railway line once ran is lined with palms and big old mango trees. There’s a pub, a general store, a real … Continue reading Finch Hatton

Kenilworth Showgrounds

There is no caravan park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland town of Kenilworth, Qld, they don’t need one. The showgrounds are huge and well maintained. When we arrive Brian the caretaker is moving his van under the newly renovated house that comes with the job. Given Queenslanders passion for moving buildings hither and thither I wonder where they moved the house from? We are backed up to colourful bromeliad gardens. There are brand new toilets and showers are just a short walk away. Across the street is Jocks and Frocks laundromat. The brightly painted shops of town are busy and … Continue reading Kenilworth Showgrounds