Feeling Like Fish Tonight at Elliot Heads.
We have the utmost affection for a nice visit to Elliot Heads .
It never takes much to encourage a visit to Elliot Heads at anytime.
As my sister and her hubby had arrived on their first long haul camping trip we thought it would be nice to take them on a small adventure to our favourite places.
As it had been a while since Hervey Bay it was chosen as the first camp of the trip. It’s a good place to stock up the caravan and settle in for a few days. I had to admit the last visit had left us a little flat and not too impressed with the sights. The town had grown a lot since the first trip and a sea of housing development ….mainly for retirees was a little underwhelming.
All was forgiven this trip as we discovered the fabulous cycle way along the water front enabling a great day on the bike. In all honesty it has become rather nerve wracking in Noosa in spite of the cycle paths on the roads. I always feel uneasy with the busy traffic there. So it was a game changer as far as future visits go.
Sadly very few photos because clever me left my charger behind. I intend to get another to leave in the van at all times so there will be no more huffing about forgetfulness.
In our house the catch cry for lost gadgets is always house or van where the heck did YOU leave it.
The Famous 1770 Sunset.
Another pleasant surprise to find 1770 is connected to Agnes Waters by a very good path that makes it an easy ride
Agnes Waters is a charming little seaside village. Rather expensive camp that seems to booked ahead for many life times by the couples who settle in for the winter months.
Happily we can all share the beach and what a great wee beach it is. Us? We settled at the 1770 camp that was quite good enough for the likes of us. One would imagine the place gets busy in the holiday periods but winter time it’s gorgeous.
We thought it would be nice to show our Victorian family Yeppoon. Good memories of the first visit. Lovely long beach to walk on. It’s a beauty for a walk , hard sand, flat and long. Hard to beat really and best of all very few people.
The saddest thing was the coffee bar we had such fond memories of had changed hands. No more excellent strong brew. Just that annoying milky mess in large cups. Thank heavens we found Bargara and it’s hip little cafe in the walkway.
That was still to come.
It’s funny how you hold fond memories of places and return only to find they are not as remembered.
We had memories of long hot calm days relaxing by the seaside. Even finding fresh coconuts and using the flesh to make the best coconut cake ever. Except for the most divine moist delicious cake in the world. Sage cafe in Ubud Bali, it is worth a trip to Bali, a pilgrimage even to the best vegan restaurant we have ever found.
Drifting off subject I often say nah Bali….over it. Too noisy, too polluted and my god the horror of the traffic. Then Sage and it’s cake drifts into focus and a misty veil is drawn over the aforementioned .
Who knew at our age we would be dreaming of cool and trendy Ubud. Not a dreadlock or tattoo between us, not even an Eat Pray Love type annoying bike ride through the village.
Anyway back on track to tripping Australia’s east coast.
I cannot honestly say where I took this but it’s a cheerful photo that may not be Yeppoon at all.
We finished our trip at our most favourite little place in Queensland. So favourite in fact there has been talk of moving there to live.
The only thing is the distance to BNE and the hassle to get there. As soon as Bundaberg gets an international airport we will be there.
The joys of a peaceful week at most favourite place. How many are there?
It has a lovely beach unpopulated by half dressed young girls. User friendly for generously sized ladies. No unpleasant compares to endure you see. Just user friendly Mums and Grans.
The food in the area is so good. I love the joy of buying from a roadside stall for a pittance. The local market is a stunner. Amazing fruit and vegetables run by cheerful stall holders. The Asian ladies there are a joy to talk too and very impressed to hear you eat Vegetarian. No rolling eyes just encouragement to buy more of their delicious stock. The thing is it’s interesting how long this fresh stuff lasts compared to supermarket greens.
I see in the media things are looking up for the area and the food trail will become a thing no doubt. Being so fond the place one can only wish them all the best of luck.
All that aside I guess the distance from the big cities is the reason behind the rustic charm of the place. Only us intrepid nomads make the effort to go there.
Now we are home and planning another Queensland trip and looking forward to the next adventure. It’s Phuket for a change, no caravans there but more good food and coconuts to be enjoyed.