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Rockhampton and Emu Park

Day 69 - Thursday 18 July 2013

We had some heavy rain again overnight, but thankfully it did not last too long. Forecast for today was 15 to 25 and partly sunny, but it turned out to be mainly sunny. After breakfast we walked into Rocky for a paper and our morning coffee with raisin toast. After our morning coffee we walked around Rockhampton before returning to the caravan park. Rockhampton is a city of over 60,000 people that was first settled in the 1850s, but Rockhampton became a major sea port after the discovery of gold at nearby Mount Morgan in the 1880s. Rockhampton is now known as the beef capital of Australia.

Old Rockhampton GPO

Old Rockhampton GPO

Old Rockhampton Supreme Court Building

Old Rockhampton Supreme Court Building

We have another Trailblazer 5th wheeler in the park not far from us. It is slightly older than ours (about 6 years old) and comes from Victoria. After lunch we did a tourist drive to Emu Park and Yeppoon which are both on the coast about 40 kms away. Emu Park is the home of the famous Singing Ship Monument, which commemorates the discovery of the area by Captain James Cook in 1770. It overlooks the islands of Keppel Bay, including the Great Keppel Island.

Singing Ship at Emu Park

Singing Ship at Emu Park

Another view of the Singing Ship

Another view of the Singing Ship

Di pulling the anchor

Di pulling the anchor

Islands in Keppel Bay

Islands in Keppel Bay

Emu Park 1

Emu Park 1

Emu Park 2

Emu Park 2

Posted by TwoAces 23:58

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