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Sep 10, 2011 - Hervey Bay

We left Yeppoon late (10am ) because i wanted to walk on the beach, it was a lovely warm morning, to good to miss the opportunity, and to get the blood pumping before we get back into the car heading for Bundaberg.i also got delayed because i was admiring a lady's white hippies and she gave me some seeds(Brett we have some planting to do) Last night we meet up with some of Johns friends from school (block head and sue) i haven't seen them for years and it was good to catch up.They have daughters the same age as Amy and Chris. While in...

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Gormans Getaway

Sep 10, 2011 - Hervey Bay - Sep 4-10

Here we are in beautiful Hervey Bay - such a picturesque location with Fraser Island protecting the shores of the Bay. Staying at the Point Vernon Big4 Holiday Park - best reception of any park so far - we were accompanied to our site and assisted with setting up - not a big park but in a great location, though a distance from town. Spent one day (Tuesday) looking at some of the sights here, then went in to Maryborough for a visit to the Immigration Centre - for some info on the "Montmorency" that brought the Halpin family to Maryborough...

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Around Aus in 2011

Aug 29, 2011 - Burrum Heads

Monday 29 August - Burrum Heads After 3 rainy days we were happy to move on.....and what better place to go to drown our sorrys but.....you guessed it...the Bundaberg Rum Distillery!!!! hic hic Had a wonderful tour of the distillery...followed by yes...you guessed it again...free sampling...horayyyyy Especially as Bundaberg Rum is what I've been drinking at happy hour every day for 12 weeks... Oh my that's a lot of rum when you think about it...hic hic... Anyways tried the new white rum and the chocolate rum liquor....and had then had a...

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Aug 11, 2011 - Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay – 23 July to 6 August (14 nights) The 196km drive from Noosa to Hervey Bay was a really pleasant drive with good scenery and the Bruce Highway on this leg of the journey was pretty good. Once we turned off the Bruce Highway the scenery changed as we drove through continuous fields of sugar cane until we arrived in Hervey Bay (pronounced 'Harvey bay'). Hervey Bay is situated 290km North of Brisbane and has a population of about 63,000. Hervey Bay was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770 whilst travelling the east coast of...

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Living the Dream

Jun 30, 2011 - One more sleep before we are off!

The itinerary is all finished and I have to say that our Tour Leader has done another superb job. Jim and I have been running around getting last-minute items, packing the rest of our bags, and getting ready to go. We are very excited! We will be staying a couple of nights at Moree enjoying the artesian hot springs before meeting up with the Tour Leader and the other members of the expedition at Cobar on the 3rd July.

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Feb 16, 2011 - Transfer Cairns - Hervey Bay

Ja, der heutige Tag war – wieder einmal – dem Transfer gewidmet und Bea hat ihre Flüge Nr. 10 und 11 überstanden (auch dank Hilfe von Gaby’s Tabletten - Insider …) Interessanterweise war der Flug von Cairns nach Brisbane mit dem grossen Flieger (Boeing 737) um einiges unruhiger als der nächste Flug von Brisbane nach Hervey Bay mit einer 50-plätzigen Propellermaschine (De Havilland Dhc-8-300 – siehe Foto). Im kleinen Flughafen von Hervey Bay angekommen war aber „tote Hose“ – nicht einmal ein Taxi war irgendwo zu erkennen – und so fragten wir...

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Nov 25, 2010 - Hervey Bay

25th November Hervey Bay Got up super early to go to the harbour to see the dolphins. They were alreay there waiting for us! There was two Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins, the rarest kind. We had seen one at seaworld amongst all the common and bottlenosed breeds and wanted to have a better look at it. We were allowed to step into the water and watch them play before feeding time. Apparently we were lucky because they were very playful and put on quite a show for us. They also came right up close and stayed there for periods of time so we...

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Sep 1, 2010 - Sprayed by the blow hole!

1st September Today we went on a 1/2 day whale cruise to Platypus Bay to view the humpback whales in their playground before making their way back to the Antarctic for summer. It well exceeded expectations and was AMAZING! We saw at least 6 pods (groups of 1-3) and 1 'affiliation (group of at least 4). The whales are very curious and would come up to the boat, roll over, 'breach' (body flop), 'spyhop'(rise up out of water head first) and 'pectoral flap' with their fins. They were so close. We were even sprayed in the face several times from...

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Aug 30, 2010 - Travelling east to Hervey Bay

August 29th Big car day, 500kms. Had forgotten it was Sunday and no shops open. Luckily some food still left in the pantry. Stopped at the Calliope river to set up camp at 5pm. Tent up, dinner cooked and campfire lit in just over an hour! Hayden was out of the car collecting wood before our feet hit the ground. We have discovered the "Camps 5" book, or familiarly known as the 'campers bible'. It lists free and cheap campgrounds throughout Australia. This was a beautiful spot. At least 40 other campers spread over both sides of the grassy...

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Jul 23, 2010 - Return to Hervey Bay

Return to Hervey Bay Here we are in Hervey Bay after our big loop through the outback and along the coast. Hasn’t changed much in the 6 weeks we were absent. Staying at the Australiana Caravan Park, which is very nice, refurbished amenities and close to Aldi and Bunnings. We had an Aldi fix to top up our supplies; strange the trolleys take $1 coins but they sell the famous 99cent Aldi Trolley tokens in store, one wonders what you would use them for…. Maybe they can be used as $2 coins at the carwash? We leave Jim & Marg to their own devices...

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Watsons on the road

Jul 22, 2010 - Home

We arrived home on Tuesday 20/07 around 5pm after being away for 6 weeks. It is always good to be home but we will certainly miss our travelling companions. Carol, Trevor and Gracie are staying at a caravan park in Hervey Bay for a couple of days before heading home. We had our last dinner together last night and talked about our next trip which all going well will happen around the the middle of next year. Our tour leader (Trevor)asked us what we learnt from the trip. One thing was definitely go with Telstra for phone and internet...

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Jul 20, 2010 - Rockhampton

Rockhampton This morning we were off to Capricorn Caves. Certainly a good tour with only 5 people and I guess worth seeing. Carol looked after Gracie who won’t climb stairs with open backs and Carol doesn’t like caves either so they sat it out outside, but they really would have like to do it. Dry caves with minimal decorations, if you want spectacular caves go to Jenolan but the Cathedral was well set up for Weddings etc. Jim wants to book it for his funeral, but I don’t know how they would get him in there dead. Maybe walk in alive and...

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Watsons on the road

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