October 2016

cow

It would have been very easy to have driven from Townsville to Cairns in a day, after all it's only 350 kilometres or so. There were a few places I wanted to see though, so I decided to spit the journey into two with an overnight stop off in Cardwell. A quick look on any [...]

Castle hill

If you read Wednesdays post you will know that I did NOT Get Fit with the Castle Hill Workout, I drove my car up that hill. Here is a reminder of what that hill looks like... As I mentioned though, lots of people do walk up it and there are as many as 15 different [...]

Castle Hill

No, Castle Hill is not the name of the latest fitness guru or get fit fad. It's an actual hill. Apparently, Castle Hill, which is in Townsville, is 286 metres above sea level. Or as we used to call it, 938 feet. That's what makes it a hill. If it had been another 14 metres, [...]

Townsville

Having left the Burdekin Region and Bowen, I continued north on my road trip up the Queensland coast. It was day 7 when I arrived in Townsville. Townsville is the fourth biggest city in Queensland behind Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with a population of something like 170,000 as at 2012. I arrived just [...]

snake

We are now in the middle of spring here in Australia, but right now in Brisbane it very much feels like summer. Temperatures this month have mostly been between 25° and 30°C each day. A quick look at a weather website confirms that the highest temperature so far this month in Brisbane has been 32.2°C [...]

uk

When I first arrived in Australia in 2007 the place was booming. There were plenty of jobs around and if you didn't like the job you had, you could get a new one. All the tradies had more work than they could handle and it was often difficult to get someone to turn up. Electricians, [...]

Beer

I have never been to Munich for Oktoberfest, but Mrs Bob has. Brisbane has an Oktoberfest and I've been tempted to go each and every year since I arrived in Australia, but somehow never managed to get there. Until yesterday. As soon as we walked into the main tent which was packed full of revellers, [...]

The Burdekin Region and Bowen in North Queensland: A Roundup thumbnail

In Monday's post I gave you a glimpse of what you could expect from A Winter’s Day in Bowen, North Queensland. Let me take a quick moment to remind you of what winter in Bowen looks like... In that post I also explained how it appeared to me that every road in Bowen led to [...]

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