catching up with relatives.
The last article was written
...a writer I am not...so you
will have to put up with an abridged account.
After a week in the bush in the Clermont goldfields, minus any nuggets for our fossicking efforts,
we headed to the coast to Mackay to visit Rod's brother, Kim, and sister-in-law,Tracey.
we camped overnight in a lovely little spot called Eton, about 40 minutes
out from Mackay on the Peak Downs Highway.The campsite we had selected
in the dark turned out to be the local recreation grounds (we left early
the next morning before the local sports heroes arrived).
We arrived on the Sunday of
the Queen's Birthday long weekend and spent a very relaxing 3 days with
them...doing a bit of sightseeing and generally couch potatoeing.
Mackay is quite a modern looking
city and, surprisingly, was quite cool at night...even for southerner's
On the way to Hay Point coal
loading facility, south of Mackay, I saw my very first black cockatoos
(not called that I'm told.. there's that bird thing again). After chasing
them all the way down the road they finally allowed us close enough for
a few photos (taken by Rod).