29th June 2010
We had to get into the marina close to High Water,
as there it isn’t deep enough for us to get in at low water. We
watched a massive Cargo ship being tugged out as we arrived, to follow the
narrow navigation channel into the shipping harbour.
The town itself has a lovely beach, with a
beautifully designed paved walkway all along the beachfront,
including areas for restaurants and even a fishing jetty with
This view almost makes one feel that we’re
back in French Polynesia!
Our berth at the Breakwater Marina is large, with
room each side of us, so we’re not feeling squashed in amongst the big
power boats due this week-end for a power boat race.
It also has a lot of well preserved Victorian
buildings in the classical Queenslander style.
Isn’t it great to see all this with palm trees
and banyan trees along the avenues?
There are a few aboriginal people around the
‘City’ during the day, but sadly too many are on the booze, the
perennial problem for Australia is to try and give them benefits, and
avoid them spending it on alcohol!