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Nov 10, 2018 - Heron Island

Heron Island We sat around for a while in Gladstone Harbour until the boat was loaded then we boarded. The boat departed about five minutes late, but no worries, and took its course out of the harbour and off towards Heron Island. A bumpy crossing with a good breeze but no ‘mal de mer’ evident. Arrived at Heron Island after the two hour boat trip, a brief welcome and orientation then on to our room. Too late to snorkel today as it was now low tide so we just relaxed until dinner time. Buffet dinner, we ate far too much, collapsed into...

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OZ and Tassie

Nov 6, 2018 - Brisbane to Heron Island

Brisbane to Heron Island Up early with bright sunshine flooding our room. Found breakfast in the Skygate complex opposite the hotel - smashed avocado and feta with smoked salmon on sourdough, very Australia! We visited the Woolworths to buy stuff for lunch and found the ‘Timtams’, a real reminder of our earlier trips. It was great to wander across in the warm sunshine, people greeting us as we walked, everyone is so friendly its almost like coming home - the jacaranda trees were in full bloom plus all the strelitzia, agapanthus, wattle...

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OZ and Tassie

Jun 30, 2016 - Food glorious food

Arrived in Port Bundaberg on Saturday morning. Bundaberg is the food bowl of Queensland and it did not disappoint. Our first meal was fresh local seafood platter containing Moreton Bay bugs, Hervey Bay Spanner crabs, Tiger prawns, oysters and smoked Salmon. The freshness was outstanding and the best seafood we have had in a long time and all for $40, a definite must do again. Sunday morning was a visit to the Shalom markets where many local growers sell the produce. Again freshness and variety of produce was evident. It makes me realise...

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Feb 22, 2014 - Calliope

Friday 21st We left Yeppoon this morning at 10am and heading towards Gladstone. We are going to look at a couple of free camps along the way with the possibility of maybe staying for a night or so. Again there are a lot of road works (very much needed) on the road. We traveled 170kms and found a free camp called Calliope, this is just a small town but the free camp is very pleasant. It runs along a river and you used to be able to camp on both sides of the river but since the floods of a few years ago the opposite side to where we are is...

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Oct 29, 2013 - Gladstone

10/29/13, Tuesday. Drove to Gladstone today. It was a long drive through the country. We stayed in the Reef Hotel overlooking the harbour. Gladstone is a very large port city with a lot of industrial area and a very busy port. We were just here overnight.

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May 3, 2013 - Lake Awoonga

May 3 - 5 Our next stop was Lake Awoonga, near Gladstone. We stayed at what we thought would be a quiet caravan park at the Lake, only to discover a metamorphosis occurred when the sun went down and the permanents revealed their true colors when alcohol loosened their vocal chords. Cazza relaxed on the banks of the Boyne River during the days while Davo chased Barra hunting for our next meal, as well as cooking, cleaning and caring for Cazza. After hooking up a few big ones (that got away) and buying a new Barra net, he landed his first...

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Davo and Cazza 2013

Jan 12, 2010 - The Final Chapter

We left Gladstone at 4.00 am, the weather forecast was for SE – NE winds. This turned into a SE slog most of the day. The wind died and those purists of my crew on watch insisted on sailing the light conditions instead of motor sailing. If you have ever tried to sleep with a boom banging and sails flapping you will know what I mean. My friend Barry Moore on Dragon Lady left after us, his motor broke down, Something I had managed to avoid. Lucky for him he had lots of spares. Finally the NE wind arrived the next day and we had a top sail...

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ECG WANDERINGS

Nov 30, 2009 - Gladstone.

The young(ish) and restless Initially had the thought of getting up in the hinterland behind Rockhampton and Gladstone, but realized we needed to be near Fraser Island (700kms) away in a week so we started the mosey south to check out Yepoon. Very strange name and my goodness it can blow there. The gentle sea breeze had a "milk out of tea" quality to it. The other very strange thing we saw, was people swimming at the beach, naked in their speedos. For those of you concerned with the above word picture read: no stinger suits. Yes, it is true...

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Nov 10, 2009 - The Long Way Home

It finally was time to leave the Whitsundays with my two new crew members, we left the marina at 2.30 AM, our aim was to catch the incoming tide which runs south at 2 knots. The wind was gusting 20 knots plus, as we made our way up the Whitsunday Passage. It was pretty much a straight beat with little tacks. Once outside the passage it was a different story with confused seas and lots of tacking to keep us on course for the Percy Islands. Our newest crew member Tash proved her metal in the trying conditions and looked like being a...

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ECG WANDERINGS

Aug 23, 2009 - Gladstone

So my journey south continues with the scenery alternating between dry bushland and sugarbeet plantations. For three days. In between all this I took a side trip to Broken Rover see on of Ozzies most well known and most elusive, the duckbilled platypus. I managed to time my arrival with perfection, no sooner had I taken my place next to the river bank then one came out of its little riverbank hole and glided straight towards us then took a little dive leaving its distinctive trail of small bubbles before surfacing again, definately a...

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Where's Malcolm?

Jul 29, 2009 - Harvey Bay - Gladstone

Alan and I left the Kingfisher resort late in the evening expecting an easy run to Pancake Creek. Pancake Creek is the most beautiful stop over between Harvey Bay and Gladstone. We hadn’t factored in the tide and found we were motoring at about 5 knots and the tide was rushing in at 4 knots. This means we were traveling at about 1 knot per hour. In the end we dropped anchor near Woody Island and we slept until 4.00 am. The tide was running out at a fast and furious pace making for quick travel in the early morning light. The trip to Pancake...

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Mar 7, 2009 - A stop in Rockhampton and Gladstone...

Saturday March 7 After finding a large green frog sitting in the toilet bowl this morning and many others inhabiting the women’s washroom we decided to forego showering and move on. We are 48 hours ahead of hurricane “Hamish” which is moving down the east coast with us. Our first port of call was Yeppoon a coastal resort town where we treated ourselves to a morning coffee and a walk along the seafront. Then we drove on to Keppel Bay and Emu Park for more ocean front walking. At Rockhampton we stopped only to do a grocery shop and at the...

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