If you have ever read my blog before, you will know I love telling stories about my time in remote places in Australia. A few weeks ago we went to Northern Queensland which is a very long way from where we live. I love to take photos of the trees and natural landscapes so I asked my husband (:-)) to reduce the speed so that I could take a shot from the car window without getting out of the car. Lazy, I know, but we WERE on holidays!
Landscape on the road to Charters Towers, Queensland.
This is the photo I shot. I am fascinated by trees and the different species found in parts of Australia. It wasn’t until we got home and I uploaded the photos that I noticed something was wrong! You can’t miss it!
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The Strand in Townsville with Magnetic Island in the background
Two weeks ago I was enjoying time with family in the sunshine on the beach front at Townsville. It was a beautiful day! I am missing my two little grandsons. I am sure I am not the only grandma that lives a long way from the grand kids!
Until next time
We recently flew to Townsville
in Northern Queensland
to see my son, daughter-in-law and two grandsons. It is about as far away as you can get from here and still stay within Australia.I love the northern parts of our country and this was my first trip to northeastern Australia
. I really expected it to be old, dusty, outback, full of character and very different to the cities and towns in the south. I was surprised at how wrong I was! Well, not entirely wrong. It was definitely full of character and charm.
One of the highlights of the trip was our visit to Charters Towers, just over 100kms west of Townsville. Charters Towers was once a big mining town and according to a local we met last week, there is still plenty of gold to be found.
I will include some photos. I was really surprised by one I took on the move (from the car) as I thought it was only of the vegetation. Somehow a McDonald’s sign can be seen at the side of the photo. I thought we had escaped into the outback but McDonald’s arrived there before me!
We had a great time. By the way, Charters Towers have a bakery that makes the best pasties I have eaten in a long time 🙂