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Aug 2, 2018 - the Capricorn Coast

We left the city of Cairns and continued south mostly along the Capricorn coast and occasionally heading inland if someplace looked interesting. In Australia, about 90% of the population is along the coastlines and when you venture inland it very quickly changes to rural environments that seem really “out there”. We visited many beach towns including Mission Beach, Townsville, and Airlie Beach. At Mission Beach we took an ocean kayak tour out to Dunk Island. Our guides were Simon and Sierra, two American recent college graduates working as...

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Oct 28, 2015 - Wednesday Oct 28th...Yepoon

Wednesday Oct 28th…Yeppoon It’s truck heaven out there on the Bruce hwy, and we’re part of it. I guess I slept eventually,mainly due to the lack of it the night before. Maybe the trucks actually thinned out a bit later in the night. Another annoyance from fellow(?) travellers. I know I bang on a bit about this but some people out here just don’t get it. About 4am I go out to take some pressure off the bladder, then snuggle back into bed. I hear a vehicle slowly driving past our C/T so I stick my head up for a look. This ginormous caravan is...

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Oct 11, 2015 - Emu Park - church at Yepoon

SUNDAY 11th October A little time spent with Reverend Google put us in touch with the information needed to attend Yeppoon Wesleyan Methodist church this morning at 10:00am. Yeppoon is only about 25km (20min) away. The service was enjoyable, facilities great, and we met a few people over morning tea. Following church, before heading back to the van we drove towards Rocky looking for some letterboxes that RonG had seen the other day when we had driven the same road but not stopped. (You'd think he'd have enough Letter Box pics by...

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Aug 6, 2014 - Kinka Beach Yeppoon

It's our 4th day at Kinka Beach just 5 klms out of Yeppoon. It would be nice to say the weather has been great but it hasn't been so far. The winds have been strong and we had a heavy shower of rain night before last. We have walked on the beach most days but it has been blustery and damn cold. Today we changed our routine and drove to Rockhampton where we explored Kershaw Gardens and it was a pleasure not being buffeted by strong cold breezes. We are going to cap the day off by going out to dinner at a Japanese in the Mercure Capricorn...

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Aug 3, 2014 - Windy Kinka Beach - Yeppoon

We arrived at the park in Kinka Beach mid afternoon and to our surprise had been allocated the smallest site in the park and our van was by far the biggest. Great fun navigating between overhanging trees, poles and raised concrete slabs. All went well with expert guidance from Sue who is becoming quite handy at guiding me into sites, even if sometimes she hides behind the van where I can't see or hear her. After setting up the van we decided it was time for a wine or two and in keeping with the culture within the nomadic fraternity we did...

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Feb 20, 2014 - Yeppoon

Monday 17th Feb. This morning we are going to head off towards a free camp at Carmila which has been recommended to us by the staff at the Tully Information Centre. This is only about 140kms south of Mackay. After driving around Mackay trying to find a petrol station for 30 minutes to fuel the car, then going back to the caravan park and hooking the caravan up,we left Mackay around 9.30am and headed of towards the Bruce Hwy. (I have found that a lot of the fuel stations are very hard to get into with the caravan hooked up, so most of the...

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Oct 30, 2013 - Yeppoon

10/30/13, Thursday. Today we went further up the coast to Rockhampton then cut back over to the water to Yeppoon, a small beachfront town. We are staying in the Rosslyn Bay Resort with a gorgeous view of the ocean in two directions. We are right across the road from the beach. 10/31/13, Friday. Today's jaunt is a cruise to Great Keppel Island about 1/2 hour boat trip away and on the Great Barrier Reef. No docks so the boat just pulls up on the beach and lowers a gangplank for us to get off. We transferred to a glass bottom boat and took an...

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Sep 2, 2013 - Out & About in Capricornia

31st August Being a sunny Saturday we have decided to go for a Sunday drive. First stop is the information centre, here we can see the spire showing us where the tropic of Capricorn passes through Rockhampton. Rockhampton is situated on Queenslands largest river, the Fitzroy, and lies 40kms inland from the Capricorn Coast beaches. The city is surrounded by the Berserker Ranges and Mount Archer[607 metres high] As well as being known as the Beef Capital of Australia, Rockhampton is also a crucial service city for the Central Queensland...

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Feb 17, 2013 - In and out of Yeppoon

Left Hervey Bay today for a one night stopover in Yeppoon. Jay couldn't we hadn't been to Frazer Island and said there was no point staying at Hervey Bay if you weren't going to the Island. He had a point. We had a five hour drive to Yeppoon, it rained. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised as it was quite a nice sea side town with a lovely beach. The sea though, was a brown muddy colour. Speaking to a local lady she said it usually is a lovely blue, but due to the floods and the poor weather is was quite awful at the moment. In...

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Nov 27, 2012 - Goodbye Yeppoon

Before we left Yeppoon, Charlie's friend from Winnipeg - Harry - came to our place for a weekend of golf and some beach time. At the GO FAR walking group we had cake for the birthdays . It was hard to stretch the small cake to serve 30 people which was the most ever at a walk I think. The walking group had a Christmas wind up and Santa made a surprise appearance.

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Oct 3, 2012 - Here and there

We visited several interesting places in the Yeppoon area. First was a tour of a Tea Tree plantation at Byfield which is just 30 minutes north of our house. Tea trees are native to this area. They do not grow naturally anywhere outside of Australia. Tea tree oil has many medicinal properties especially for skin problems. It is named Tea tree because Captain Cook made tea from the plant when he discovered Australia in 1770. Claudie is from Quebec. She & her Aussie husband have owned this property for 12 years. We started with morning tea...

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Sep 27, 2012 - Day in Yeppoon

Today we went for a drive around Yeppoon and finished off having a beer down at the marina. Joshie loved being in amongst the big boats. We were even lucky enough to see a few boxed jellyfish. Back to the caravan park and we get talking to the couple next door. The lads hit it off and are up nattering til 12. It's finally neat that marc meet someone to have a random beer with as u can tell he misses that.

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