Day 28 Monday, 6/6/2016, Emerald, a pleasant 24 degrees Emerald is a coal mining and agricultural town and it’s been nice to have four days here. There is plenty to see and a nicer town would be hard to find. … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 28 – Losing myself in art in a coal town
Day 26 Saturday, 4/6/2016, Emerald, bright sunshine While the east coast is being battered by bad weather we’re enjoying sunshine and drying out the passenger floor of the car again. Woody fixes the water tanks. The nylon hose fitting had … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 26 – Rain? What rain?
That’s the town in the gemfields isn’t it? Halfway between Rockhampton and Longreach on the Capricorn Highway almost on the Tropic of Capricorn. Emerald truly is a gem. The wide streets are mostly duplicated with avenues of trees down the … Continue reading Emerald City
While we are in Emerald, Qld we must visit the gem fields. Anakie, Sapphire and Rubyvale are only 44kms west of here. Woody suggests that we check out the Sunday market as miners like to sell their finds at these. … Continue reading Fossicking on the gemfields
Emerald has beautiful Botanic Gardens lush green lawns and palm glades overlook the Nogoa River. Amidst all this beauty is a 24 hour free camp between the highway, the river and the Botanic Gardens. This gives us quite a giggle because the vans are parked between the road and railway bridges and it seems that the prime spot is right underneath the railway bridge. Heaven knows how anyone could get any sleep there. As well as that the main use of this line is for carrying cattle and the railway line in town is covered in pungent cow manure. I … Continue reading Emerald, Qld free camp