Bargara Bulletin 29/12/18

We are currently on holidays at Bargara, in Queensland. I can hear the where, what, whys starting up already!

The main reason that we are here is that the next beach along is Mon Repos. This is home to the largest nesting grounds of loggerhead turtles. At this time of year they come to lay their eggs, and they hatch of course, a few weeks later. We are going to head there one evening soon to see what we can see.

When G was about 4 years old she announced that we should go on holidays to the Galápagos Islands, to see the turtles, and other creatures. They’re still on the dreamboard, but I figure the turtles at Mon Repos might tick some boxes!!

We’re staying in an apartment with a fabulous ocean view. It’s wonderful to sit here watching the sea and listening to the waves break, just across the road!

We came up by road too! A driving holiday, via Armidale and Dalby. Once we left Armidale I really felt like we were heading to point unknown. If we were driving this distance on the European continent we’d have gone through a few different countries. Instead we had a few different landscapes to observe out the car window! Dalby is on the western Darling Downs and the soil is so black and rich. All the way up it was green pastures, so much more than what we saw driving to Hill End, on the western slopes of NSW, in April.

When I was a child there was an ad for KR Darling Downs Ham along the lines of “only the best little piggies go to market”. I was so pleased to see that brand advertised outside the Italian grocers across the road from our motel there!

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