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I have moved - I can now be found at Cathy @ Still Waters
Living, loving, Laughing and Travelling as much as possible. Come along and join in my life and travels - I'll be happy to have you there with me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Still here

Thought I'd pop in and see how you all are - as I use a a very slow internet connection in a cafe in town I haven't been on line much.  Anyway, I did have a question in an email wanting to know about Bowen so heres a little info.

Well its the most northerly town on the Whitsunday Coast and also the oldest town in Queensland
Its about a 3/4 hour drive from Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour where you can access some of the Whitsunday Island Resorts eg. Hayman, Daydream, Hamilton and also Whitsunday Island with its famous Whitehaven Beach.  This link will tell you a bit about the town

http://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/destinations/bowen/

At the moment its been a case of taking the good with the bad, the first weeks were quiet and we were surrounded by what I call ordinary caravans - we aren't campers and don't tow a caravan so we stay in the cabins that are springing up in nearly all the caravan parks - these are almost a home from home being contained and fully furnished meaning its like a self catered trip in the places we want to go to without that extra burden hanging on the rear of the  car lol

If you'd like to look at the park we are staying at - here it is   complete with a Golf Course five minutes away right on the beach
 http://www.qbtvbowen.com.au/

Anyway this week its been really busy in the park (read noisy) with huge great Winnebago type things as well as enormous 5th wheeler contraptions that block out the view and we have acquired (thankfully only until this Friday) what I'm describing as the 'neighbour from hell' - he doesn't seem to be a fisherman but is using his time here to fix all the things that seem to have gone wrong on his van while he's been on the road assisted by many other mechanically minded travellers with nothing else to do on the days its too windy for them to be out on the water dangling their rods.  Thats great for them 'cept they seem to be unable to talk quietly and do like a drink (or two or three).

Maybe I should learn to put up a tent and find myself a spot in the middle of nowhere to spend my time away - but then I wouldn't meet some of the lovely people that I 'have' met in the parks. 

http://www.exploroz.com/Vehicle/Caravans/Buying.aspx

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I've arrived

Just a little note to say we arrived safe and sound here in Bowen Qld - after four days travel I was so pleased to take things out of the car.  I've been enjoying the warm sunshine for week now and feel so much better for it.  The nights and morning are cool but the days are quite pleasant, mind you once the sun goes down I look like a local wrapped up in a jacket and long trousers as its back to being cool again.  Not complaining tho 'cose the week before we left home it was freezing and I's sitting here in shorts and a tshirt:).

So while Dh is on the golf course I'm filling my time in with all the crafty things I brought along.  Have knitted and sewn and read as well as taken long walks along the beach.   The van park at Queens Beach is thriving - we are in the same cabin as last time which is good, it was like 'coming home' and I didn't have to think about where to store all all our bits and pieces- no contrary to someone else's thoughts I did not bring the kitchen sink with me lol - there are many long stay travellers there but an awful lot who are just there for a few days and then moving on so we never know who our neighbours are going to be each day.

Well must go, the wind has dropped (they don't call this small town Blowin Bowen for nothing) and I need to be on the move again - the beach is calling my name .  We will be home the middle of Septembeer but I'll pop in again sometime soon

Bye for now
Cathy