Been in and out of range over the last week or so, as we make our way towards south east Queensland.
When left Cape Hillsborough and headed straight to Clairview. A natty little seaside joint, basically half way between Mackay and Marlborough. This area is one of only three times the Bruce Highway, between Brisbane and Cairns, you see the ocean. The other two are Bowen and Cardwell.
We have been here about 5 years ago, and it breaks up the most boring drive in the world between Mackay and Rocky. I always dread that drive, however we texted our friends Jo and Ron, that we first met in Bowen, who are also traveling down the coast to the sunshine coast, who were at Clairview, and being grand fisher people that they are, said the mud crabs were "on the boil". To bad I can't eat the suckers!
We arrived and set up camp just a couple of sites down from Jo and Ron. The park hasn't changed much, still has an intruiging atmosphere, with unusual characters, and as the owner commented an array of 'misfits" in a loving sort of way. All these characters and the steady stream of passing nomads, definitely makes for a great stay.
We originally were to stay only one night, however as one of the "staff" was having a birthday, on the Saturday (which was the next night), we just couldn't miss a good old birthday party, now could we!
The theme was a beach theme, and as expected most got dollied up in their best sarongs, board shorts and Havaianas.
Of course we had a ball. Rock'n and roll'n to the toones of the sixties, but we didn't over indulge, as we knew we had stage two of that boring trip to Rocky to complete the next day. Like all good Gerryatric Gypsies, we toddled off to bed at a reasonable hour, worn out, puffed and of course "stuffed"
I will also take this opportunity to thank the owners and staff of Clairview Holiday Park for their hospitality.
Enjoy the photies.
Mud Crabs Anyone
Sunset at Clairview
Feast of crabs
High tide at Clairview
The birthday girl and hubby doing the "pub crawl"
The bar maid
Some elses birthday?
A very young couple "rock'n & roll'n
Ron, Jo & the bride, whooooooping it up
More crabs and till next time
Stay tooooned for Sanannah Park & Rawhide