Kinka Beach – Day 12
I thought I’d get a lovely red sunrise photo this morning through the bedroom window but it wasn’t as good as it has been. Because we were awake so early we were on our way earlier than we expected. No more home comforts for a while. L
I think there must be a heap of money being spent on Qld roads at the moment because there seem to be extensive roadworks every few kms. We decided to deviate to Agnes Water and 1770 to see how they’ve changed since we were last there in 2002. In Agnes Water trees have grown so much that there were only glimpses of new housing developments we’d seen before and there seem to be many apartment. 1770 has had less obvious development and I was pleased to see the amphibious vehicles are still plying their trade though I don’t think they’ve been painted since we last saw them.
Even though I’d checked the Island View Holiday Park online and saw that they had no vacancies we decided to stop there and make sure. They had only a single unpowered site available. I would describe it as in the least desirable spot in any park, right beside the “ammo box” cleaning station! We decided to take it anyway because we enjoyed it last time we stayed and we won’t be sitting in the camper much anyway.
We went into Yeppoon and it’s mind blowing how that place has changed. The holiday apartment we stayed in last time looks as though it should be next on the list for demolition and there are many wonderful looking new apartment blocks, Motels etc. Apart from the fluoro shirts, and standout utes there were other signs of mining workers in the area including the Jeweller’s Shop window filled with flash watches and the two Tattoo Parlours.
We’re sitting in the communal kitchen tonight along with a group of campers who’ve been here for 8 weeks, they’ve just told us there was an earthquake in Bundaberg this morning, must have been just after we left that area.