FAULKNER PARK to ROCKHAMPTON
Unusual friends, Fire Flies and endless beaches. As day broke, I snuck out by myself (becoming the usual routine to get a little bit of quiet and experience nature to its fullest). I found a Kingfisher with a few unusual friends, fluffy chooks perched in the trees by his side, and feeling quite at home. A bit of domestic and wildlife living together well.
We had the spot to ourselves overnight which is unusual these days, but the challenge to find the place may have a little to do with it. We left it as we found it….spotless.
Canoe Point was our next pit stop and goes from shady green parklands to vast beaches, almost barren in its expanse if not for all the water. The beach spreads forever to the sea, a brilliant place to explore and take photos. Driftwood, coloured rocks, sandy beach ripples and trapped waters sparkling like Jewells.
Could have played here for ever but no overnight stops, bummer, but the river stop we drove onto did not disappoint. After touring the towering coal mines, we found an awesome spot right on the river.
We spent the rest of the day exploring the rocky creek beds and river pathways.
Couldn’t convince the kids to go in too cold (our heated pool has a lot to answer for) but settled for games and a bit of damper by the fireplace. We spotted our first fireflies, how amazing are they.
29.3km(45min) from Canoe pt to Calliope River Rest Area, beside river 23 57 49s 151 09 11e
R ont Bruce Hwy via Boyne Island rd
L onto Old Bruce Hwy, continue up to old bridge. Can go on other side as well