Australia
Mackay

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  • Day38

    Mackay

    November 18, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Once filled up, we set of to Cape Hillsborough via Mackay.

    On the way, as we passed Clareview, we saw signs for a dugong sanctuary 1km. Bun really like dugongs but has never met one, so the thoughts of seeing them “in the flesh” was very exciting. We turned off and drove on down the road along the coast until we had gone way further than 1km. We stopped to ask a local who told us the sea was the sanctuary, the bay at Clareview was the sanctuary and they could be sen in the sea at high tide. It was low tide and the sea was several hundred meters away. Slightly disappointed, we got back into Bertha and drove back to the main highway - “Bruce Highway”.

    We stopped for a coffee at “Flaggy Rock Cafe”. I hoped it would be like the Hard Rock Cafe it playing a local form of “flaggy rock”. No, it’s name after the to w of Flaggy Rock. Other than the joke crocodile and the lovely flowers, all that can be said is that they can’t make a decent coffee. We generally drink iced coffee, these are not difficult to make. Some places call them iced latte, others, iced coffee. The range of syrups, ice creams, creams etc that can be added is absurd. To be clear we always state, coffee, ice, milk, nothing else. Invariably the “nothing else” is interpreted as a squish of vanilla syrup or similar and that is what they put in today’s coffee.

    “Sitting in the middle of the Queensland coast, the Mackay region stretches from secluded islands off the coast through golden sand beaches and into lush sub-tropical rainforests. The historic town of Mackay is filled with 1920s Art Deco buildings and public artworks, as well as a vibrant dining precinct. See wallabies on the beach at Cape Hillsborough National Park, dive with shy platypus in Eungella National Park or throw a line in at some of the state’s best fishing spots.”

    We went to see two things, the mural depicting the history of Mackay, and the Orchid House.

    The mural was on a long wall and was quite interesting, but was very difficult to read as the words from different stories were intermingled with others. It’s interesting to see that,in my eyes, Australia doesn’t appear any more comfortable with its own slave trade and persecution of the indigenous people than Britain is with its part in the slave trade.
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  • Day72

    A day with Mr. Bomber

    November 15, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Heutiger Tagesplan - so weit wie möglich in Richtung Norden. Also machten wir uns rechtzeitig auf den Weg. Unser Camper, der den liebevollen Namen Bomber bekommen hat, gab alles und so schafften wir sogar die letzten Kilometer mit fast leeren Tank. Leider hat unser kleiner, schnuckeliger Bomber die 650km lange Fahrt nicht ohne Schaden überstanden und somit mussten wir den etwa Walnussgroßen Steinschlag kleben. Warum unser Gefährt diesen Namen erhalten hat, naja was hätte sonst zu einem Camper gepasst der alle 400km neuen Stoff benötigt und uns das letzte Geld aus den Taschen zieht? Heutiges Etappenziel Mackay.Read more

  • Day18

    Fahrt nach Mackay

    February 1, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Heute haben wir die längste Strecke unserer Tour zurück gelegt, 350km. Es ging überwiegend durch Gras- und Buschlandschaften, ohne größere Orte auf der Strecke. Greta hat im Laufe der Fahrt leider wieder Fieber bekommen, so dass wir uns für 2 Nächte ein Appartment genommen haben und morgen früh wahrscheinlich zum Arzt gehen.Read more

  • Day19

    Destination #5, Mackay

    July 18, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Not sure what to say that hasn’t already been said… this is the city that the Davis’ call home and we are excited to be spending time here once again. So far from our home but still welcoming and comfortable. A chance to catch up, chow down, drink up and slow down… time to digest our first 20-ish days of adventure while visiting our good friends. Now to do some laundry and pour a drink (not in that order)!Read more

  • Day32

    Reflections

    July 31, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Reflections after a month of travel…
    Traveling is not always relaxing and laided-back. Sometimes is a stressful, sometimes it makes you think more than you would like, and sometimes it is a down-right worry. After almost a month of travel, I am not going to lie, we have been through all those emotions at some point already. Now that being said we have seen and done great things, enjoyed time with friends and found many moments that are more than worth it.
    We have already reminisced about where we have been and how ‘long ago’ it was since we drank beer at NWT Brewing in Yellowknife or drank beer at the Anaheim Brewery in California or drank beer at Les 3 Brasseurs in Tahiti… oh ya and rode the Radiator Springs Racers in Disneyland or paddle boarded in Bora Bora. We are so fortunate that the adventures keep coming and the experiences continue to amaze us. But moving through the places and spaces of this trip keeps you on your toes and double-checking.
    So far we have enjoyed destinations with amazing weather, and that certainly lends itself to relaxation and comfort… and hopefully that continues.
    We are sharing some amazing sights, sounds and experiences with our children and with any luck making memories that will not soon be forgotten.
    As we step on new continents, step into new cities and maybe step out of our comfort zone we want to leave tracks that encourage our kids to never stop exploring.

    With many memories behind us and our eyes looking ahead of us the adventure continues…
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  • Day19

    Ausruhen in Mackay

    February 2, 2019 in Australia ⋅ 🌧 29 °C

    Waren heute morgen mit Greta beim Arzt, sie hat eine Bronchitis ist aber wieder auf dem Weg der Besserung! Trotzdem sollen wir am besten 2 Tage nichts machen, dass sie sich wieder erholt! Haben die Unterkunft nochmal ne Nacht verlängert und fahren dann übermorgen, hoffentlich alle gesund, weiter! Haben erfahren, das im Norden, wo wir eigentlich hin wollen, aktuell alles überflutet ist. Rekordhochwasser mit Evakuierungen! Von daher haben wir keine Eile und sind zum Glück auch flexibel! Mal schauen wo es als nächstes hin geht...Read more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Mackay, مکای، کوئینزلند, Макай, مەکای، کوینزلەند, مکای, מאקאי, MKY, マッカイ, მაკაი, 매카이, میکے, Макей, मके, Макај, Маккай, مکائے، کوئنزلینڈ, 麥凱

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