Thursday, September 20, 2012

Emu Park

From St Leonards we took a diversion off the Bruce Highway and stayed
overnight at Emu Park. This is a very popular area during the winter months
and we understand that the camping ground gets booked out by groups of grey
nomads escaping the cooler weather in Tasmania and Victoria mainly. The
caravan park was just back from the beach and had a path meandering through
the park to the shopping precinct and walks along the coastline. One lady I
spoke to said that they come to Emu Park for four to five months and don't
start the car when they are there. I couldn't imagine it but obviously they
love it.

So we didn't take the caravan off the car and we joined the walkers - it was
certainly pleasant walking through the town to the various beaches. It was
Sunday afternoon and there were quite a few people having picnics on the
beach and it was warm enough for groups to be swimming, although it is much
cooler than the temperatures we were enjoying up in the Northern Territory.
It was only 24 degrees and there was a wind blowing so far too cold for me
to go swimming!

Our overnight stay was far shorter than that of many other visitors to the
area. Jordan had passed through nearby Yeppoon on his yacht trip from
Townsville to Melbourne but we were about a day behind him so missed seeing

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