Emu Park 25/8/ – 27/8/20

Emu Park south of Yeppoon for a couple of nights. Looks over Great Keppel & has the singing ship built in commemoration of Captain Cook who discovered the place.

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Went up to Rocky to have a look at Archer Park Rail Museum. Built in 1889 it has been beautifully restored. A couple of locos inside. Ulrika enjoyed using the thunder box.

There most famous exhibit is the Purrey Steam Tram. Built in Bordeaux, France in 1909 it was used on Rockys tram system up until 1939. Great restoration.IMG_1207

Found this on the road into Rocky. It was the Lakes Creek Hotel & was originally built in 1895. It is currently closed. Great old Gothic building that is heritage listed.IMG_1202

A few other building that caught our attention.

This is St Christopher’s Chapel at Nerimbera. It was built & used in 1943 by the US Army that were camped in the area in WW2.IMG_1227

Found a golf course I had never heard of before. Unfortunately it closed in 2013 after opening in 2007. This makes three in the area that are closed as the two Iwasaki courses are shut as well.

Drive to Byfield &  Nob Creek Pottery. Last time we were here was in the late 1990’s when I bought my Warlock & Witch that still hold pride of place in the unit. Unfortunately we found out today the artist who produced them is no longer with us.

Lunch at Byfield Cafe & you may notice it was raining.2020-08-27 12.23.10

Sunset from the top of the hill behind Emu Park & the puppy that was just hanging around.2020-08-27 17.30.31





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