September 15, 2011
This is where you will find us for the next few months. We decided it was not much use going further north as we would just have to turn around and head back south for the cyclone season.
We have both found work. I have a cleaning job at a local backpackers. 4 days on and 4 days off. Takes me about 15 mins to walk there.
Steve is working at the local swimming pool a couple of days a week. He had do an intensive weekend course before he started, and is now a qualified Queensland Life Saver.
Bowen is not a big town but has lots of travellers come and stay for a few months each year. Lots of backpackers come for the fruit and vegetable picking. There are approximately 10 caravan parks in Bowen as it is a popular place for people in caravans who travel up from down south for the winter.
The locals tell us that this is the coldest year they can remember. The daytime temperatures at the moment are about 24-26deg. Nights are cold and we are still using the duvet. It is quite windy here which stops us getting too hot during the day.
We are enjoying meeting lots of people and checking out the town. They have some lovely beaches where you can snorkel and enjoy the coral just off the beach.
Hope you are all well. Look forward to catching up with lots of you at Xmas.
Anne & Steve