Hervey Bay Econolodge…Fraser Gateway Hotel

After leaving Childers, I went to Burrum Heads where I visited Hillcrest..the caravan park I used to live at. Then on to Hervey Bay. It had tried to rain, and the heat and the humidity was starting to overcome me. I did a web search for somewhere to stay and relax and was able toContinue reading “Hervey Bay Econolodge…Fraser Gateway Hotel”

Grand Hotel Childers ….Ghost of the Hotel

I went to Childers searching  JP to witness a signature and she was at the Grand Hotel. Whilst waiting for all this to happen, I picked up a brochure and discovered the Hotel is haunted. http://www.grandchilders.com.au/ghosts.htm Most of the town of Childers was ruined in a disastrous fire in 1902, destroying the building from whatContinue reading “Grand Hotel Childers ….Ghost of the Hotel”

Childers Queensland

The township is set on a ridge overlooking fields of rich volcanic soil. Childers is renowned for its heritage character and is classified a National Trust town. The historic colonial buildings of the main street (Bruce Highway) are set amongst large, shady leopard trees.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childers,_Queensland Europeans first arrived in the area in the 1850s. PastoralistsContinue reading “Childers Queensland”

Tiaro Queensland

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiaro,_Queensland Wonderful place for an overnight stay at the free camp behind the park between Tiaro Hotel and the Information Centre. Tiaro /ˈtaɪroʊ/ is a small town on the Mary River in Queensland, Australia. The town is situated on the Bruce Highway 27 kilometres (17 mi) south of Maryborough and 227 kilometres (141 mi) north of theContinue reading “Tiaro Queensland”

Summer Solstice 22 December 2014 and Low Tide and High Tide Canaipa Point Russell Island

The summer solstice occurs once a year in December when the Sun’s track across the Australian sky reaches its highest point. It is the day that has the most daylight hours of any in the year. The summer solstice usually occurs on 21 December, but can occur between 20 and 22 December. http://www.ga.gov.au/scientific-topics/astronomical/summer-and-winter-solstice An interestingContinue reading “Summer Solstice 22 December 2014 and Low Tide and High Tide Canaipa Point Russell Island”

Brisbane Seen from the Brisbane Clock Tower…View from the Top

Magistrates Court is below….and the Roma Park Gardens and road to the freeway over the Story Bridge..Hotel Meriton is the highest building in Brisbane.. King George Square Station with restaurant below…King George Square is a busway station located underneath King George Square in the heart of Brisbane CBD; it also marks the start of theContinue reading “Brisbane Seen from the Brisbane Clock Tower…View from the Top”

Brisbane City Hall

Brisbane City Hall, in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, is the seat of the Brisbane City Council. It is located adjacent to King George Square, where the rectangular City Hall has its main entrance.[1] The City Hall also has frontages and entrances in both Ann Street and Adelaide Street. The building is considered one of Brisbane’s finest[2]Continue reading “Brisbane City Hall”

Brisbane City Hall Clock and Clock Tower

Yesterday I went to see Brisbane from the Clock tower at City Hall.   http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/facilities-recreation/parks-venues/brisbane-city-hall/city-hall-history-heritage/city-hall-clock-tower when the clock was built, it was the largest public clock and most modern time-keeping piece in Australia the clock face is almost five metres in diameter the minute hands of the clock are three metres long over 1,000 screws holdContinue reading “Brisbane City Hall Clock and Clock Tower”

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