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Cape Edgecumbe

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  • Day41

    Bowan

    November 21, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    Left Airlie Beach and found a local market that had sprung up because a cruise ship was about to send all of its passengers onto dry land to spend money. Looked around the market, into town, bought Bun a hat, onto Woolworths (supermarket), into a camping shop to see if they had a spare catch for our fridge as it has opened while we have been driving and spewed out a lot of its contents.

    Bun drove to Bowen where we first stopped at “The Big Mango” 🥭 which is what Bowen is known for. Compulsory to have a mango sorbet ... that I thought was pretty tasteless and would much prefer a piece of fresh mango.

    The information centre was not terribly informative. They told us that none of their beaches were protected by stinger nets (stingers = jelly fish). When Bun bought the “Welcome to Bowen” information booklet that we had been given elsewhere and showed them the map showing the stinger nets and they realised this was an up to date booklet .... well it didn’t make any difference as they don’t have any stinger nets. Lots of phone calls were made to ensure that the booklet would be corrected before the next print, but that didn’t help us as we don’t have any stinger suits.

    We found a campsite next to a good snorkelling beach. The site was almost empty and we found a great pitch overlooking a sheltered bay. Unfortunately the wind was blowing such that the snorkelling beaches looked like surf beaches. Maybe tomorrow will be calmer?

    We walked around the headland, up to the lookouts and back in time to sit on the beach with a beer and watch the sun go down. Why doesn’t everyone carry their house around with them to make the most of these opportunities when they arise?
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    Mandy and Johnnie

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    11/24/19Reply
    Mandy and Johnnie

    Not for hips? 🤔 Ohhhhh - chips! 😂 I got stung once - left big long welts under my boob, round my ribs. After the initial pain, it felt like I had been kicked in the ribs for weeks afterwards. I didn’t see what stung me so was a bit disconcerting as to how worried I should have been, given plenty of stingers can kill you!!

    11/24/19Reply
    Andy n Bunny Briggs

    We have seen plenty of information leaflets that show the results of stingers ... not nice. One leaflet refers to “a feeling of impending doom” whatever that feels like ... but can’t be a good feeling.

    11/24/19Reply
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  • Day35

    Erster Strandtag

    October 29, 2016 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Heute hatten wir unseren ersten langen Strandtag in Australien.
    John hat Elliot und uns zur Horshoe Bay in Bowen gefahren (ca 40 Minuten Fahrt von der Farm aus). Dort konnte man bedenkenlos (im Moment Quallenzeit an der nördlichen Ostküste!) schwimmen gehen und genüsslich am Strand ein paar Stündchen schlafen und chillen. 😴😂
    Auf dem Heimweg hat uns John noch einen tollen Aussichtspunkt gezeigt, von dem man über ganz Bowen und die umliegenden Inseln gucken konnte. Ein weiteres Highlight: wir haben kurzerhand an einem Eisverkauf angehalten und John hat uns allen ein Eis spendiert - sehr lecker. 🍨😎
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    Thomas Wetzlar

    Das ist schon der Wahnsinn, was ihr so alles mitmachen dürft. Ich freue mich für euch :)

    10/31/16Reply
     

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