Blog 23 Mackay. 21.06.70S 149.13.57E

David Batten
Sat 8 Jun 2019 03:38
Sunday sees us going to the orchid house and seeing this lovely bird by the car park

Stone-Curlew Bush

Then a walk down the river to Goose Pond, a lovely urban park with masses of birds and very few people.

Blue Faced Honey Eater, one of many.

Ship’s Boy particularly wanted this photograph of an immature Australasian Darter and a turtle taken with a very long lens and no tripod!

Back to the marina and a drive down the breakwater which was open to cars for once.  It is huge and very long as it protects both the marina and the outer commercial harbour.

The harbour entrance

Skipper on the end of the breakwater, being his usual law abiding self!

The entrance to the marina, showing part of the outer breakwater.  The breakwater was damaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie in 2017, the deadliest cyclone to hit Australia since Fifi in 1991so it has been beefed up and is a really major structure.  It is a very long walk and not very exciting walk from the harbour entrance to the end of the breakwater in the marina, hence taking the car.


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