Saturday, August 31, 2013

Yeppoon Area

We spent a week in the Yeppoon Area stayed at the Island View Caravan Park, it was the same park we stayed last time we came this way about 15 years ago and hasn't changed very much at all. Still nice and shady with friendly people, only this time there was only 1 peacock last time there they had 8 very noisey ones.

Emu Park had chaged very little the Singing Ship was the same just a couple of new shops

Yeppoon on the other hand is much much bigger and busier with all the major supermarkets and associated  shops

Went for a drive up to Byfield National and State Parks was a lovely drive, unfortunately  part of it was closed for repair work from the cyclonic weather they had earlier in the year so were only able to do one small walk in Water Park Creek Area and it was just a nice easy amble around the forest along the creek.

We didn't go out into the beach area as the sand was extremely soft and as we were alone and if we had gotten bogged we would have been in trouble and Fred is not as young and as adventurious as in the past and won't take risks.

Overall an enjoyable week.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Hervey Bay

Hi has been a couple of weeks and quite a few kilometers since last post.
We spent a week at Inskip Point which is a State Recreation Park near Rainbow Beach have spent a week trying to upload a blog about that week with photos which for some reason won't load so have given up and am moving on to our next stop which was at Hervey Bay.

We had a lovely week there the main reason for visit was to catch up with friends from Lismore and Tweed who have moved to Hervey to live.
It was great to see them they have built a house out of shipping containers which we were anxious to see as we couldn't imagine what it would be like, much to our surprise it looked like a normal house.

Didn't do much tourist wise as we have been to Hervey 4 times before and have seen and done most things on offer

We did walk to the end of the pier at Urangan which is well known because it is a kilometer long it took us longer than most to walk as Fred stops to chat with every person fishing.

We also had a wander around the Botanic Gardens just because we could.

On our last Sunday John, Murray and Robina to us out on Johns boat, we went over to Fraser Island and explored some creeks and beaches that had abandoned boat wreaks and jettys.

 Then some fishing until the wind came up and then we crossed back to the mainland and went up the river and fished and prawned not very successfully as we only caught 5 fish and 1 lonely prawn.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Bribie Island

Decided to do a walk around Bribie Island after talking to the lady who runs the caravan park telling us what a nice walk it is.

We parked in the first car park after leaving the bridge crossing Pumicestone Passage then walked along the foreshore crossing Shirley Creek Bridge stopped numerous times to read the historic markers telling of the history of Bribie not to mention Fred has to chat to every fisherman we pass.

 Arrived at the jetty which was built in 1911 which was really important as everyone came to Bribie by boat before the bridge before the bridge was built and opened in 1963.

Then visited the Museum where we spent a very enjoyable hour learning about the  early history of the island before stopping for a coffee and retracing our steps.

There was also another nice walk on the other side of the bridge which we will do if we ever return for another holiday here.