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Jan 21, 2011 - Great Barrier Reef

Another beautiful and hot day in Singapore – had trouble rising this morning but soon got organised. Difficult to find a decent breakfast place – okay if you want sushi or noodles, ended up in Burger King. Walked to Harbour and went on a harbour cruise on a ‘duck’ it was so noisy we were glad to get off. Roy was hoping to go into the main harbour as there was a new submarine based in the harbour anyway no such luck a very tame trip. Next we went on to the Singapore Flyer which was like our London EYE but supposed to be biggest in the world....

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Jul 27, 2010 - mackay

we travelled from proserpine to mackay. it isn't very far but we got caught up with all the grey nomards. their were heaps on the road. they are starting to really annoy me. same story got to mackay wanted to book in to a really good caravan park. our friends in proserpine had suggested. it was packed to the max. we were offered a site next to a dumpster for only $3 cheaper than a normal site. what a rip off. we found a park closer to town. it wasn't too bad. bronson loved it. there was backpackers across the road to play with. we had...

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july trip 2010

Jul 15, 2010 - Bucasia near Mackay

Bucasia aka Mackay. We arrived today around noon and this is a fantastic beachfront park, large level sites and dog friendly. Superb beach not the usual mud flats, nice clean sand. After lunch we hit the surf, Gracie found another coconut and retrieved it from as far out as we could throw it, totally fearless in the surf but balks at walking across a grating on the ground. Picked some coconuts from a tree which had them growing and will have to open them or save for Blake and Arron for show and tell because I’m sure they would like...

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Watsons on the road

Apr 20, 2010 - A new van - and we drive on northwards

Saturday 17th April Well, we got a new van and the difference is chalk and cheese – it feels like we have gone to campervan heaven, as just the van is almost new and just about everything works. As well as the more significant problems, having a new van has also highlighted just how many small but irritating problems there were with the old one. The more significant problems, especially the occasional loss of power were getting worse – to the extent that we had to stop on the hard shoulder of the M1 as we just couldn’t move. When we did get...

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Sep 26, 2009 - MacKay

Caught up with Ken's friend, Ross, for a coffee in town. Really nice guy who Ken says hasn't changed at all (well except for the fact he now has a wife, 3 kids, the start of a bald patch and a VERY successful building company!!) Ken really enjoyed catching up with him and we have been invited to park the van in their drive way if we head back this way. Now arrived in MacKay. Not so keen on it here. When we arrived it was very windy and lots of dust from the dust storm so we curled up in the caravan for a bit of a snooze for a couple of...

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Aug 9, 2009 - Day 20 – Clairview to Mackay - What do you mean shops don't open on Sunday!

In my last entry I described Clairview as wedged between the highway and the ocean. I forgot to mention there was a train line wedged in there as well. Every hour or so a dirty great freight train rumbled past. Fortunately the boys slept but Al and I were not so sparkling by morning. After the two hour run up the road to Mackay we set up and went out to explore. Based on some advice from a former local (thanks Cathy!) we headed out to Cape Hillsborough national park. We took a hike up and out to the headlands (a place called Andrews point)....

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May 21, 2009 - Bundaberg Beer and driving till 2am

We packed and were ready to leave at 9.15am but Sean's computer had discharged so we had to wait till ten for it to charge as we are intending to free camp tonight. We drove to Bundaberg where we had lunch at a groovy little cafe and then wandered the main streets for a little stroll. We then stopped at the information centre and Sean and I decided to visit the Bundaberg Beer tourist centre. It was a building in the shape of a half cask. We went on a tour and it was surprisingly good. It was entertaining and very hands on, finishing with a...

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Jun 16, 2008 - Rocky 2 Mackay

7:15am coach to mackay, arrived at 2:15pm, Wanda picked me up. popped to shopsto get food, then back to meet corina nad go voer to show to see about work, there an houR! came back ate and sat around chatting to people. john, mel and steve, corina and brian, will and dawn, dunbar, jackie, heinzie and. jodie and callum.

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Gems Wanderings 2008

May 5, 2008 - Airley Beach and the Whitsundays

Hey every1 sorry its been so long since the last up date we have been out of internet reach for a few days. The last place we stopped off was Airley Beach a nice little seaside town where most people who plan to do various trips on the Whitsundays base themselves. Most of the trips are sailing trips and the like but John n i decided as we had already snorkeled and sailed on the reef we would try something different so we spent 2 days camping on a very secluded beach on South Molle Island. It was lots of fun we had the use of a local resort...

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Mar 18, 2008 - Emerald to Mackay

Today is a travel day, moving from Emerald to Mackay along the Peak Downs Highway. We wanted to duck down behind the seats and hide as we once again drove through Clermont heading for the bakery, but the draw of yummy pastries won out. We met a really huge wide load on the road; we even had to pull off onto the shoulder to let the trailer carrying a mine truck box pass.

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Sep 30, 2007 - Mackay, Australia

Townsville to MaKay. On the way out of Townsville we went to the Billabong Sanctuary. First we got to hold a python so we could take pictures. Next they gave us breakfast (they call it brekie). After brekie we had the operations manager show is a wombat. Then we got a chance to hold the wombat and have them take a picture for $12. Then he showed us the koala's and we got to pet them. Then for an additional $12 we could hold the koala and have our picture taken. After all that we got to pet the wombat. And last we got to hold a small...

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Aug 23, 2007 - 1770, Rockhampton, Mackay

We drove to 1770 the next day which is another little town by the coast. Its named after James Cook who landed there in 1770. There wasnt much here only a shop or two but the beach is gorgeous and the sunsets are amazing. The second nite we were here they had a big storm and our tent was blowing all over the place but it stayed in the ground. When we got up the next day there was a big branch after falling from the tree above us and missed our tent by about a foot. That morning we drove to Rockhampton for just 1 night because it wasnt the...

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Kevin and Catherine

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