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Reg and I have arrived at the Flying Fish Point, Tourist Park this afternoon and set up for what will be our winter base, for touring, writing and my art. Such a friendly welcome, Reg, Indigo our poodle and I are going to love it here.
Our powered caravan site, is a little tropical oasis, the pool to our left, the dog friendly beach directly across the road and a large green oval behind us where pretty faced, wallabies are sometimes seen grazing.
They say the fishing is fantastic here. Reg has never gotten into fishing but if we stay here for winter, maybe this is the time to buy him a fishing rod and try it. I could possibly sit, fish and paint beside him.
Innisfail, looked like a pretty town as I drove through it, I will enjoy going there to shop and walk. It is 7 kms away from Flying Fish Point, on the “Great Green Way", an area of outstanding natural beauty spanning from Townsville to Cairns in tropical North Queensland. Innisfail Web Site.
I will be very busy, with swimming, beach running and my writing and painting even if I never leave this beautiful caravan park, but when I am ready to venture out the area has so much to offer including two World Heritage listings. These being the Wet Tropics Rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef. Over 25 tropical islands off our coast, over 12 mainland National Parks, and Flying Fish Point, is the closest mainland access in Queensland to the Outer Barrier Reef
Reg has fond memories of the Atherton Tableland and is eager to see it again and I have a good friend Gem in the mountains west of Cairns, who I am keen to visit some time while we are here. I think this will make the perfect base camp for a wonderful winter holiday plus writing and painting inspiration.
Photos below are of our powered caravan site and the oval directly behind us at Flying Fish Point Tourist Park.
It has been a fantastic first week for preparing to spend winter here at Flying Fish Point, Caravan Park. Who would have thought that I would have bought my husband Reg a fishing line on Tuesday not knowing if he would use it and he has already caught six fish :-). Nothing like fresh cooked, whiting and salad, for a healthy, breakfast, lunch or tea.
Healthy meals are going to be a easy, we will be eating white fish regularly at this rate as Reg is loving the experience of fishing..Sunday tomorrow will also be the day, I have committed to getting out of bed before dawn and to be outside, exercising at dawn. :-) Not too hard as I will be in tropical Queensland watching, the sun rise over a beautiful ocean and my man fishes for our breakfast. What joy.
Australian Rural-lit and historical fiction author and artist Ryn Shell