Travelling around Australia in a motorhome. A story of our travels starting from NSW then through Queensland, across to Northern Territory and Western Australia, then to South Australia, Victoria and finally across the seas to Tasmania. We have enjoyed everywhere we have visited and look forward to setting off again in our motorhome.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Bramston Beach 21 – 27 July 2015

In the morning, we had a coffee at a florist and then drove up to Bramston Beach to catch up with our friends Tony and Ali.
They are staying there for a few months and it is not hard to see why. Although Bramston Beach is an isolated hamlet, it set on a beautiful beach between 2 croc infested rivers. It is very quiet and has 2 down at heel caravan parks and a general store, but this makes it a peaceful place to escape the winter blues.
On Saturday we all went up to the highlands to a large market at Yungaburra and onto see an amazing veiled fig tree. Had a few drives around the local area but we mostly relaxed around the beach. We went to Innisfail and had a walk around. This town is noted for an amazing of Art Deco buildings ‘thanks’ to a number of floods and a cyclone that wiped the earlier town. One of the few old buildings to survive is a Chinese Joss House that is still a place of worship for the large Chinese community that have descended from the early gold miners. Even though it has been very wet, the locals are complaining about the weather, saying it is too dry – they should go out west and see the brown paddocks sprinkled with patches of dead grass! Nevertheless we enjoyed Innisfail – while it is struggling economically, it is diversifying from bananas, sugar cane and fishing and people are working to keep the town going and make it a place that travellers can visit and stay awhile.

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