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Rotary Park

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  • Day36

    Yeppoon at night

    November 16, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 28 °C

    When we drove through Yeppoon on Friday evening, we commented that it was the busiest place we had come across beyond Brisbane. OK, there may have been an influx of people going on to the island for the music festival, but it still looked busy.

    We had been recommended a Thai restaurant on the esplanade. We walked the mile to Yeppoon and came across a tree where Lorikeets were gathering for the night; the loudness of their chatter was quite extraordinary.

    The meal was lovely, the esplanade was full of people out eating and the beach still had families walking along it.

    As we walked past the tree with the lorikeets in, Bun said she couldn’t see any. I stopped under the tree to spot the little rascals when one pooped on me, in the eye and down the shirt. A lovely end to a lovely day 🤮
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  • Day44

    Ab ins Paradies - Teil 2

    December 7, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 33 °C

    Beim Marine Center, wo diverse Informationen über die Wassergezeiten, der beste Tauchort, die Temperatur, den Wind, etc. standen konnten wir die Schnorchelausrüstung (Taucherbrille, Schnorchel und Flossen) beziehen. Die beste Schnorchelzeit ist zwei Stunden vor und nach der High Tide (Hochwasser), um die Korallen nicht zu gefährden. Bei Low Tide (Tiefwasser) ist mit Badeschuhen eine vorsichtige Riffwanderung möglich. Jeden Tag schnorchelten wir mit Riffhaien, Rochen, Schildkröten und vielen Fischen über die Korallen, spazierten durch den Nationalpark und rundherum um die Insel. Etwa 100 Schildkröten krochen jede Nacht aus dem Wasser um ihre Eier im Sand abzulegen. Auch nach Sonnenaufgang traf man noch sehr viele am buddeln, legen oder ins Wasser zurückkriechen an. Die Insel war so klein und doch gab es so viel zu entdecken. Nach vier unglaublich schönen Tagen ging es zurück in den „Alltag“. Aufgrund starkem Wind waren die Wellen sehr hoch und das Boot schwankte hin und her. Wir waren froh, als wir wieder festen Boden unter den Füssen hatten.
    Dann hiess es ab in den Camper und weiter nach Yeppoon.
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  • Day76

    On to Kinka Beach Near Yeppoon

    November 3, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Of course we were the last ones to leave our ‘back of the pub’ stay in Marlborough last night (cos Gadi slept in!).

    It was an easy 90 minute drive to the caravan park we had picked in Kinka Beach near Yeppoon - and not far from Rockhampton. We will stay here 3 nights and may possibly extend our stay.

    We set up the caravan, ate lunch and chilled out for a bit. Then we both had a swim in the lovely bright blue pool (immediately next to our caravan) thinking Cadbury would be ok as he would be able to see us out the window from the bed. Well, he howled as he watched us, so that didn’t work too well.

    Later in the afternoon we went for a drive to check out the area. Kinka Beach itself looked really nice, the beachside suburb appears quiet, with only a motel serving taking away food. We drove north towards Yeppoon along the pretty coast, crossing several rivers along the way. There are a number of long stretches of beach and smaller coves framed by large rocky outcrops. Out to sea we could see Great Keppel, North Keppel and a number of smaller islands, known as the Keppels.

    Yeppoon itself is a large town, with more upmarket houses perched on the surrounding hills. We checked out the impressive (and free) foreshore 2,500 square metre infinity lagoon pool, newly built this year to the tune of $58 million (wow!) and then drove up some of the surrounding hills trying to catch a glimpse of the sunset.

    We picked up some groceries and headed back to our little home on wheels to make bbq lamb shawarma and veggies for dinner, sitting under the awning before chilling out inside for the evening.

    Night night from the Central Queensland Coast xx
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  • Day31

    6.3 Von Airlie Beach nach Yeppon

    March 6, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    Heute haben wir ca. 500 km vor, Ziel ist Rockhampton. Es geht durch endlose ZuCkerrohrfelder und hinterher durch endloses Weideland.Die Fahrt ermüdet, überall stehen Schilder, dass man rasten soll, was wir auch tun. In Mackay frühstücken wir in einem netten „ Jamaika Blue“ Café, und erwerben noch Café Tour Go Becher für uns.
    Danach wieder Zuckkerrohr. Die Warnungen sind drastisch: R or R.i.P. ( Rest in Peace).
    Wir fahren dann schließlich nach Yeppoon an der Capricorn Coast und übernachten am beachfront Camping. Wir haben direkten strandblick und Zugang und es ist fantastisch. Daher entscheide ich spontan für 2 Nächte zu buchen .
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