Tuesday in Townsville and a Mini Break at Mission Beach

Townsville is well positioned to sample the delights of life in North Queensland. Just off-shore is our special Maggie, formally known as Magnetic Island; while driving an hour or so west leads to Charters Towers or Charlies Trousers an old gold mining town; and it’s only an hour south to our latest favourite fishing spot of Morris Creek. a mangrove […]

Finding Nature on the edge of Surburbia

Not even on the edge really.  We took a morning walk along the banks of Ross River which disects Townsville in North Queensland Australia.  We were on the town or more established side of the river where there is a walking path and wide open space between the last row of dwellings and the wildish […]

Sunshine Coast Food with a View

On Friday 18th July, 2014,  Noosa on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, was named an Australian National Surfing Reserve.  It joins the other select few – Manly N.S.W., Margaret River W.A. and Phillip Island Vic. … in recognition of world-class breaks and local surf heritage.  The Reserve is positioned between the Noosa River mouth and north Sunshine […]

Tuesday in Townsville on the Goat Track

Townsville, the home of Castle Hill and the famed Goat Track is full of fitness fanatics.  Phrases like I do the Hill after work every day are common place around here.  Of course the response to this statement is often The Goat Track or the Road?  Townsvillians often refer to any track on the hill as the Goat […]

Australian Road Trip Photos Day 2

As we departed the Miriam Vale Hotel on Day 2  of our Aussie Road Trip the mist was lifting over the rusting roof tops. Nearly every small Aussie town has a war memorial and the one in parkland across from the Hotel had a fresh coat of paint – Miriam Vale was a well looked […]

Australian Road Trip Photos Day 1

We started our trip in Townsville, 1300km north of Brisbane the capital of the Sunshine State at 7 a.m. To see a gazillion photos of Townsville have a look at Tuesday in Townsville on the blog. First coffee break was at 208km just south of Bowen opposite the Big Mango Information Centre. The tide was […]