Like a Rollingstone, Day 69 – Atmospheric Mackay

Day 69 Sunday 17/7/2016, soggy, damp, wet, sultry and record-breaking July (dry season) rains. It is still wet with a shower hourly. The roadsides are swamped, creeks are swollen and the Bruce Highway is cut further south at Marlborough. Our … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 69 – Atmospheric Mackay

Like a Rollingstone, Day 67 – Soggy in Mackay

Day 67 Friday, 15/7/2016, Cape Hillsborough to Mackay, bloody wet …and cold By the time we’d finished Woody’s birthday dinner last night we didn’t really notice the foul weather. It wasn’t until we woke up this morning that we noticed that the caravan leak has come back. It’s above the bed head and thankfully it isn’t too bad, just annoying. The rain hasn’t stopped for twelve hours. We pack up, which is considerably easier for me than Woody as all of his ‘blue’ jobs are outside in the rain and mud. As we drive into Mackay we pass the scene … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 67 – Soggy in Mackay

Unseasonal weather

We’ve been invited over to our caravan mate’s place for afternoon tea. They live in a seventy year old Queenslander housein tropical Mackay. Now I’ve been busting to see inside one of these houses forever so I’m just a little excited. The inside walls are of vertical timber boards that stretch up to a ceiling that is 14 feet above. The windows are shuttered and doorways are crowned with fretwork. We have tea on the wide teak verandah overlooking the garden and the rain that tumbles down unceasingly. This is the dry season. Our friends describe how they use the … Continue reading Unseasonal weather