Mission Beach Resort
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... the schoolwork. There is quite a few people living here at the moment. There is Peter and Beryl who are probably in their 70's. Everyone calls them Grandma and Grandad. Then there is their daughter Joy and her Indian husband Gordon. They have 6 children, 3 girls and 3 boys. The youngest is 12 and is the only one left at home at the moment. He is homeschooled too. Then there is an aboriginal lady Lilly and the 4 wwoofers and our tribe of 5. We also had ...
... the filming of the movie "Australia." However the movie is actually set in Darwin, so Bowen had to be transformed into Darwin for the filming.
Bowen, and this whole area, is also famous for mud crabs. We found a fisherman's co-op near the marina who had them fresh and cheap, so had to try one. Delicious!
We also checked out the beaches near Bowen. There was one called Horseshoe Bay, which was a very small beach, lined by rocks on either side, with a very small and crowded ...
Monday morning we got ready to head south to Cardwell but it just kept on raining so we decided to stay another night. Went to Kmart, Target and Harvey Norman but could only find one microwave that would fit in the van cabinet. Rain stopped for awhile in the afternoon but it is belting down as this is being typed.
We start our first house sitting gig on Wednesday so will head to Cardwell tomorrow to get organised.
... you're probably only going to so it once in your life and to do it in Australia was even better! I got picked up by Dave and the rest of my group and they all clapped and cheered as I got on the minibus! This afternoon, Dave took us on a walk through the rainforest (Atherton Tablelands) in search of the cassowary bird which belongs to the same family as the emu and ostrich. We are told it's one of the deadliest birds on the planet! The first walk was like the walk of death! ...
... In the end, he rings up the order on the till and charges me 3.60. Yes he really likes me and I return to the dining room punching the air.
Finally the food comes and its very good and not expensive. I notice that the locals eating there, clear their tables and take the cultery and crockery round to the kitchen when they've finished, so I do likewise. We decide that this is a very Cardwell sort of eating experience.
I'm feeling pretty ...