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Oct 17, 2014 - Bikes and boats

Today is our last day. We cycled to Agnes Water and had lunch there deciding on grilled fish and salad. We looked around the shops and then cycled back. This afternoon we went out on the boat and David was surfing the waves with the boat. He said How are you and I said I am terrified. We got to the beach on the National Park side and enjoyed the beautiful sand for quite a while. We came out here just on high tide. The Lark, an amphibious vehicle taking people for rides was also on the beach, and then went on its way. It takes people all...

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Oct 16, 2014 - Lady Musgrave Island

This is the first day I have ridden the bike since getting here. I had to take the snorkelling gear in the basket which made cycling difficult. We arrived at the marina for the cruise to the lady Musgrave Island on the Great Barrier Reef. We went out on a tender to the bigger boat as the water level was low due to the tide. They took us on a 90 minute ride to the Lady Musgrave Island. They have a pontoon out there. We were all given a safety briefing and then the boat set off up the channel and out to the open water. The swell was about...

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Oct 13, 2014 - Beach

Today we went out on the boat again taking some lunch. We made it all the way over to the National park beach but couldn't land as it was too shallow to get it. So we came back and went on a beach near the channel. We had lunch there with some packed sandwiches and sunbathed for a while. A fisherman brought his boat over near to the beach to fish and after a while we packed up and so did he. We went back to the shore near the camp ground where we are mooring the boat. We pulled the boat right up the beach.

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Oct 12, 2014 - Sand bar

The pastor called for us at 1770 for church. We had a nice time with them there and had a snack lunch. Then he drove us back. His name is Adrian and we met his wife too. He took us home again driving us around town, showing us where he lived and taking us to a lookout of the beautiful coastline then back to the camp ground. This afternoon we set the boat up and took it down to the beach and went for a spin. We went out to the sandbar and as we got near to the beach I put my foot onto the sand and then surprisingly sank down about a foot...

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Oct 11, 2014 - 1770

Phil said to Libby "Do you think David is up yet?" Then he came over to chat to David as he is very technically minded and was happy to chat to someone else about it. Man talk. After breakfast we said our goodbyes after a lovely time with them and we set off down the track to Banana which is a very small place, then through Biloela and on to the coast. We arrived in Agnes Water and went to a new Foodland store there. When we asked how long they had been in it they said today is the opening day. It is a very nice store with fridges and...

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Aug 26, 2011 - 1770 (3 nights)

Friday, 26 August - 1770 Camping Ground Leaving wet Yeppoon behind us (and I might add Ive never seen it dry) we took the scenic drive route to Emu Park > Rockhampton and on to Lake Awoonga. The Lake and Dam were amazing...and will definately stay there next time we are up this way. Camp site is only small but imagine on a fine day it would be quite spectacular... ANNNNNDDDD...you'll never guess...Bru caught a fish...check out the photo above Moving on we stopped off for chicken and gravy rolls in the renown Roadhouse north of Miriam Vale...

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Aug 17, 2011 - Seventeen Seventy

The Town of 1770 – 6 August to 13 August (7 nights) The 284km drive from Hervey Bay to 1770 started off with lovely scenery and good roads, until we turned off the Bruce Highway. Here the scenery changed to good old sugar cane fields, one after the other, and the road deteriorated significantly and became very probably the bumpiest, we’ve been on. 1770 (funny name for a town) is situated 528km North of Brisbane and has a population of about 65. 1770 is a village built on the site of the second landing by James Cook and the crew of HM Bark...

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Living the Dream

Jun 2, 2011 - Aus - Day 29 & 30 - Wild Dolphins!

Day 29 From Gympie, we decided to make our way to the town of Seventeen Seventy, going through Bundaberg. In the end, we didn't make it all the way on the first day, as we took it slowly, deciding to spend the night at a rest stop near Bundaberg. In Bundaberg, there is a Rum factory by the town's name. We were looking forward to taking their tour, however arriving there and finding out they were charging $25 per person for a quick tour of a Rum factory and 2 samplers at the end of the tour, we decided not to pay and made our way to the...

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Dec 4, 2008 - 8 hour drive to the town of 1770

Today was our epic day of driving. I say 'our', more Em's and Matt's epic day of driving!! We are heading for a town called 1770 which we've heard good reviews of but it's about a 10 hour drive away, so another early start!!! After a lot of driving, cheese and pickle, and sour worms, we finally got to 1770 at about 5pm. I think we had driven through it by about 5.01pm. I say 'I think' as we couldn't find anything there!!!! We had a bit of a mooch around and it did seem like a pleasant little fishing village but that was it, so we headed...

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The A&E Adventure

Apr 30, 2007 - Agnes Water / Town of 1770

At last, proof that Australia isn't all sunshine. After leaving Airlie beach, I head on the overnight bus to Agnes Water and the bizarrely named Town of 1770. And the day I arrive it rains. Constantly. It's the first time since I left Sydney. I take a free tour of the town on the first morning, and we see the sights...except we can't see anything. Too grey and dreich. Yuk. I only stay a couple of nights, and its pretty uneventful. Agnes Water is a nice little place, lovely beach, but not much to do. I get even get turfed out of the local...

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Feb 8, 2006 - Agnes Waters and Town of 1770

Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770 were next on the list of places to see, and we tackled them head on as we drove down the coast. 1770 is actually the name of the town and it is the only town in the world with a year for a name (no research has gone into this claim). One of the nice things about 1770 is that the entire town is practically a national park with outskirts along the coast licensed to build. So, being that 1770 is surrounded by a national park, there will be no further development in this area for some time to come. There really...

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Back at home.

Jan 31, 2006 - Town of 1770

Hej igen.... Er nu taget til en lille by nord for Rainbow Beach som hedder Town of 1770. Jeg giver en bajer til den der foerst skriver tilbage hvad dato i aaret 1770 at byen er grundlagt. Jeg har modtaget en del mails fra folk der er skide misundelige paa det jeg laver hernede. Derfor har jeg valgt at skrive denne update paa en lidt anden maade for ikke goere folk mere "sure" end de er i forvejen.... Som i kan se er dette sted et meget kedeligt sted, som ikke bestaar af andet end strand naturreservat og masse af kedelig sol. Saa vi ville...

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Trip of Life

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