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Cruising around Bowen

Day 62 - Thursday 11 July 2013

We have now been on the road for two months and are just over half way on distance for this trip. After breakfast we decided to go for a walk around Bowen, starting with the Information Centre for maps and general info on the sights to see around Bowen. Next stop was the newsagent then back to Jochheims Bakery, famous in this part of the world for their home made meat pies. However no pies for us, so we had our usual morning coffees before buying a nice fresh baguette for our lunch.

Back at camp David made some caravan park bookings for the next couple of weeks - Cape Palmerstone for 3 nights, Rocky for 3 nights, Bundaberg for 2 nights, then Dicky Beach at Caloundra for a week. See you on the 21st Frosty - we will finally catch up.

After lunch we did a Cooks Tour of the local area starting with Horseshoe Bay and nearby Grays Bay to see what we had missed. We must have missed seeing Kevin 747 as they had the warning signs out! We then drove around to Rose Bay before heading back to Flagstaff Hill to take in the views - no flagstaff on the Hill however. On the way back from Flagstaff hill we called in at the NQCYC to check out the yachts in the Marina - while a few were on a small floating marina, most were moored for and aft on piles, necessitating dinghies to access the boats.

Horseshoe Bay beach

Horseshoe Bay beach

View towards Gloucester Island from Horseshoe Bay

View towards Gloucester Island from Horseshoe Bay

Watch out for Kevin Rudd - he's on the loose again

Watch out for Kevin Rudd - he's on the loose again

Grays Bay beach

Grays Bay beach

Yacht anchored off Grays Bay beach

Yacht anchored off Grays Bay beach

Northern end of Grays Bay beach

Northern end of Grays Bay beach

Rose Bay beach

Rose Bay beach

North Head Island with Stone Island behind

North Head Island with Stone Island behind

Light House on North Head Island

Light House on North Head Island

Bowen from Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Bowen from Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Bowen Marina from Flagstaff Hill Lookout

Bowen Marina from Flagstaff Hill Lookout

North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club

North Queensland Cruising Yacht Club

NQCYC Marina

NQCYC Marina

Yachts moored on for and aft piles

Yachts moored on for and aft piles

Bowen tugs waiting for the next coal ship at Abbott Point

Bowen tugs waiting for the next coal ship at Abbott Point

Prawn trawler waiting for the wind to drop

Prawn trawler waiting for the wind to drop

Derelict yacht in Bowen Harbour

Derelict yacht in Bowen Harbour

Posted by TwoAces 00:18

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then Dicky Beach at Caloundra for a week. See you on the 21st Frosty - we will finally catch up.

I don't know if we want to catch up, Dicky Beach is our caravan park. :)

Frosty.
PS: Can't wait to catch up.

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