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Wandering the Whitsundays

After wrenching ourselves way away from Cape Hillsborough we continued north on highway one, the road which goes around the entire country, usually near the coast. We didn’t go far though, our next stop was Airlie Beach, the jumping off point for the Whitsunday Islands. These are a group of subtropical islands with a reputation [...]

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Cape Hillsborough National Park

Going north we are starting to hit the warm weather, clear blue skies and sunshine. We just had the shortest day of the year, winter solstice. Sunset is currently 5:30 pm and it’s totally dark by about 6:15 pm. After Rockhampton we drove most of the day and stopped at a place called Cape Hillsborough [...]

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Caption competition

The winning caption is…                    ‘You didn’t give me a chance to hide the BOX of wine!!!!’ Update: After a lengthy cost/benefit analysis, boxes of wine have become standard issue, so much for European sophistication. I took this picture as Candice Marie was cooking dinner in the rainforest, in the dark.  She looks quite startled, I [...]

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Rockhampton blues

We decided to splash out and have a night in a hotel for our last night in Rockhampton. The grand old Heritage Hotel was offering comfortable looking rooms for only $49, so we took a break from the canvas and torches and took a room for the night. Our room had the traditional shared balcony, [...]

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Tea and emus

As we drove north we came upon a ‘driver reviver’ station in a lay-by. These are a great idea, they offer free tea, coffee and biscuits to all to overcome falling asleep at the wheel. This one was open 24hrs a day for the whole long weekend (The Queens birthday bank holiday – yes, we [...]

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