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... for grazing stand grey and white trunked Eucalypts in their ghostly dancing splendour; a distant range of hills with broad ribbons of orange earth cascading, a landslide, one of many, from an exceptional past wet season.In single file inside the fence line, a procession of mostly white Brahmin-cross cattle; and still nearer to home a group of black ones cluster around the same mound of hay as on my inward journey, curious at ...
... country of ours has to offer.
After a good look around the area we book in and sit and relax and decide we will venture out for the evening festivities. Fire works, markets, bands etc.
The main street and foreshore are pumping, lots of people and lots to see.
Forgot to mention, as we were heading out to Airlie Beach David pipes up and said I think Glen & ...
... and did a bit of sightseeing
From there we travelled to Mackay. Even though a neat town it has major problems due to a number of mines closing - there are currently 3000 homes for sale and 1000 empty rental homes and the prices are plummeting
We spent a full day travelling from Mackay to Eungella (a beautiful national park about 85 km West of Mackay and about 770m above sea level)
Along the way ...
... was not much good from afar and THEN THE BATTERIES RAN OUT!!! Ahhhh! So this one is the only possible glimpse so you know its true!
Back to mainland with sea legs and so took Leila for a walk along the Airlee beach foreshore which was absolutely stunning as the sun set. What an incredible ...
Today we took a trip to see the Whitsunday Islands and the famous Whitehaven Beach. It was an action packed day on a very powerful ocean raft. Our boat "Wild Thing" was packing 500hp and a crazy skipper (reminded me of Matthew McConaughy in Dallas Buyers Club... photo to follow...). He showed us these beautiful islands with a great sense of humour.
First stop was snorkelling - the water was a balmy 21 degrees and no stingers this time of ...