Saturday, 27 May 2017

The Botanical Gardens

The Botanic Gardens in Hervey Bay are quite nice much improved from our last visit several years ago. It's a large area with a big pond at one end of it and seats where one can rest.

Have selected a few photos of the gardens.
























Thursday, 25 May 2017

As the sun goes down!

Still at Hervey Bay and a few photos of the sun setting.  I presume the lady has had her baby now :)






Love taking photos of the foam.
The playground below - part of. The beach is to the left.



The 2 photos below taken from another beach near where we stayed in the caravan park.  I guess the people are getting mud crabs.




Photo below is opposite some shops with the beach to the left and walkway for miles along beside the sea.  One would have thought there would be 'A Telstra Air' on that phone booth. Australians mostly know what I mean.  It's a Wi-fi that one can access from your home Wi-fi, that's the idea the top of the box is pink if Wi-fi is available.


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Houses and shops, Queensland.

The 1st house is somewhat how many Queensland houses are built or were and a few still are.
Some are not filled in down stairs so therefore are stilt houses.  Being stilt houses it lets the air flow through on the hot summer days, the veranda's to sit outside in shelter to eat on the balcony with the partitions helping to keep the sun out.
The remainder of the houses are of some around the area in Hervey Bay in Queensland, Winter 2016.
A few shops opposite the beach.  There are no high rise buildings along the beach!












Sunday, 21 May 2017

Hervey Bay, Queensland.

From Rockhampton we ventured down to Hervey Bay to stop for several days Winter 2016.

Harvey Bay, Queensland, a coastal city in southern Queensland, is widely known as a site for observing humpback whales. Whale-watching boats operate during the July to November migration season. It's also a hub for tours to nearby Fraser Island, which has beaches and features a rainforest habitat for dingoes and other wildlife. A waterfront esplanade links the city's marina with beaches offering calm waters for swimming.
Wikipedia

Urangan Pier is 868 meters long original length was 1124 meters was used to export Steam, Sugar and Coal in 1917.  In the 1980's all exports stopped from this pier.  The pier was threatened with demolition but it was saved! The pier was leased to the Harvey Bay Council for protection.




Many people we saw walking their dogs along the beach.
Photo below is of Terry Summers born in 1929 in England and is singing The Fisherman's Song.. a statue of him 'Duet' it's called.  
Have no idea who Terry Summers was as I can't find any history about him.



Opposite the pier is a lovely lawned area and Cafe.
Hervey Bay has certainly been cleaned up since our last visit.




A Resort across the road from the sea.