Travel Blogs from Gladstone
... There was a screaming todler who woke me up a few times but I had ear plugs from our last flight so that was good. There wasn't a meal service on this flight but we got pretzels or nuts and water :-p We landed at 4:40, 20 minutes early, and made our way inside to clear immigration which was pretty empty. Grabbed our bags from the carousel and pushed the selection button for customs and both got green so were free to go. Bienvenidos! Welcome to Mexico! Just a dot on the map ...
... around the town there are so many sets of street lights now.
The river at Calliope was packed on the road side with vans, over the river was more space. We opted for the quieter side spending two lovely peaceful night there. Dennis tried his fishing rod out again, still no fish!!!!!!!
A couple of people caught fish, sadly not us.
... the spectacular lookout to the Bustard Head Lighthouse. We were met by Noel, the volunteer lighthouse keeper, who gave us some of the history of the place. The site is in great condition thanks to this group of volunteers who restored and now maintain the lighthouse, the lighthouse keeper's cottage and other buildings and grounds after being vandalized and left to decay for about sixteen years. Also visited the little cemetery with its sad reminders ...
Today we explored Gladstone. It's a very industrial city there are factories everywhere, it funny sometimes it looks like the city is on fire because of all the smoke coming from the factories. While we were exploring, we found a Yogurt Land! (If you don't know Yogurt Land is a shop that sells frozen yogurt and it is very very yummy) We also went to the Botanic Gardens, which had lots of pretty plants and water ...
... does so that was a good sign - not sure if he'll still be talking to me after 7 weeks though!
From there it was off to the beautician for a bit of waxing and then from there up to the "nail shop" where I had a pedicure - thank you Deb and Ian xx. This was my Christmas present from them and I hadn't used it - I like to save it for a special occasion. I was going to go before Bali but then figured it would be so cheap over there ...
Other places to stay in Gladstone
100 Goondoon Street , Gladstone | 4 star hotelfrom $123
22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone | 3 star hotelfrom $122
166 Auckland Street, Gladstone | Hotelfrom $133
20 - 24 William St., Gladstone | Hotelfrom $101