Nights on the road can be quite lonesome if you are a solo traveller on your ownsome. Most fellow travellers who are happy to chat with you in the daylight are not so welcoming at night. I have walked past while they have drinks and nibbles by their individual campfires by their individual portable fireContinue reading “Nights on the Road”
Wooyung Nature Reserve is is located on the far north coast of NSW between Pottsville to the north and the locality of Wooyung to the south. The reserve consists of 87 hectares of coastal land bisected by the Tweed Coast Road. Mooball Creek constitutes the reserve’s western boundary, while the eastern boundary is the meanContinue reading “Wooyung NSW”
Willis Island is the only permanently inhabited island in the Coral Sea Islands Territory, an external territory of Australia, located beyond the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea. The island is located some 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Cairns, Queensland. It is the southernmost of the Willis Islets, a group of three islands which with their associated sandy cays stretch inContinue reading “Willis Island”
There is something about a misty, moisty morning. Its now mid June and supposedly winter but since sometime last winter Queensland has had some very hot weather with sunny days and bright moonlit nights and vert few misty mornings. In fact the misty mornings have vagely appeared after rain all night and they have beenContinue reading “Misty Moisty Morning”
I drove through Maryborough, over the bridge and on towards Childers when I saw the Sign saying Maryborough Showgrounds. I turned in there and drove to the end parking area where the Swap Meet was being held. It was just red dirt track and a few vehicles were there setting up their stalls for theContinue reading “Maryborough West Showgrounds”
Whenever I drive north of Brisbane, I always stop at Gympie. I usually overnight at Gympie on the way back as ts a pleasant distance from Brisbane and home for the last leg of the journey. I stay here or at the Six Mile Rest area on the other side of town. Both are geatContinue reading “Chatsworth Rest Area Gympie”
Just 2km by 1km, it’s easy to get around this peaceful little island. The second smallest of the Southern Islands, it has a swimming enclosure and all the peace and quiet you want, particularly as it is virtually traffic-free. You can meet the locals at the recreation clubhouse. There’s also a community hall, public tennis court and a first-aid facility.
If you’re into boating and fishing, or enjoy solitude and the natural environment, this is the place for you. It is separated from the much larger Macleay Island by narrow Lucas Passage.
Cruising on the Pacific Aria from Brisbane to Cairns and Back
Southport is a suburb and the central business district near the midpoint of Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and has one of the city’s largest communities. At the 2011 Census, Southport had a population of 28,315. Originally known as Nerang Creek Heads, it was named Southport because it was the southernmost port of the colonyContinue reading “Southport”