Fnq

Cardwell

In Wednesdays post I mentioned that I had driven from Wallaman Falls, which is east of Ingham, to Cardwell on the coast. What I didn’t say though is that in doing that, I’d crossed from North Queensland into Far North Queensland. Or FNQ, as it is sometimes called. There, I’ve said it now. I did [...]

Earthquake

It was around 10 o’clock in the evening on Monday when I sat down to watch a replay of the evening news on ABC. By that time, I’d already finished Monday’s post, a cutesy cuddly article called Look Who Joined Us for Dinner. That’s when I discovered for the first time that I had been in [...]

Port Douglas

On Monday in my post called Cold Snap Hits Brisbane and Queensland’s South-East I had a bit of a whinge about a slightly chilly Australia. Well, not slightly chilly everywhere, in some places downright cold. Although night-time temperatures are rather chilly here in Brisbane, during the day the weather is still pretty good, often almost [...]

Danger

I’m currently writing tonight’s post on my wife’s computer. My PC has been playing up lately and today it showed me the BSOD, or to give it it’s full name, the Blue Screen of Death. If you don’t really know what that means, it’s the equivalent of the robot, B-9, from Lost in Space running [...]

mapoon

On Wednesday I rounded up my recent miniseries on Australia’s 11 most liveable cities with a complete list of them all. One place you will not find on that list is Mapoon. If you think that Perth is isolated, wait until you hear about this place. Here’s a map of Australia with X marking the [...]

FNQ

Last week’s video, if you remember, was about Adelaide which was voted Australia’s most liveable city for the third year running. Some people though, wouldn’t live in any city if you paid them. For some people, the remoteness of Far North Queensland (FNQ) is simply paradise. I’ve not been further north than Hervey Bay yet, [...]

Just before Christmas and at a time when I should have been spreading the festive goodwill, I presented you with a post called The Funnel Web Spider of Australia and Death. It included two videos and a picture of Australia’s deadliest spider. Since then many of us will have enjoyed eating our Christmas turkey, but [...]

croc

Crocs in Cairns I have mentioned crocodiles quite a lot on this blog, but as I live in Brisbane I’ve never seen one in the wild and it’s very unlikely that I ever will this far south in the state. But in Far North Queensland, or FNQ as it’s known, crocodile sightings are becoming more [...]