Sep 1 to 13 2010 Off to Townsville for the QLD Vets Golf. First night stop in Gladstone at Barney Beach. First class site with very helpful management. Second night at Baucasia Beach, Mackay. Basic site with average facilities. Arrived at Rowes Bay Caravan Park in Townsville on Sep 3. The QLD Vets Golf Championships were held at the Rowes Bay Golf Course (very handy – next to the caravan park!). There were 2 separate 52 hole competitions over 2 days for both men and women.
There were several other people from Pelican Waters Golf Club at the Championships and the club featured well in the prizes. Peter Steele was the net winner in C Grade and Dick Hancock was the gross runner up in C Grade. Siobhan won the ladies partners competition.
Bowen is famous for its mangoes and we stopped at the biggest one we could find ! Also, the major blockbusting film ‘Australia’ was mostly filmed in Bowen. They even have a large sign on a hill which reads ‘BOWENWOOD’ – a take off of the famous Holywood sign. Back home via Airlie Beach, Rockhampton and Hervey Bay. Went to see the whales at Hervey Bay.