Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gordonvale Markets 3rd July and photos of Behana Gorge

Photos of Behana Gorge that I took on our walk last Wednesday.   Photos aren't that great as I have taken them on my mobile phone.  However, the walk is well worth it as the scenery is amazing.  Travelling south from Gordonvale (from Caltex Lights intersection) on the Bruce Highway drive for about (5km) 10mins turn right onto Behana Gorge Road.  This is a long access road which will take you through cane fields.  Just keep following until you come to the carpark and end of the road.  This is the start of the walking track through the yellow gate.  You will need a moderate fitness, some water and during summer your swimmers.  A camera is always a plus too.  The walk in will take approx 45mins.  No dogs allowed.

Morning everyone, it's not too late to head over to the Gordonvale markets in Norman Park.  The park is packed with stall holders and people.  Every time I go the markets seem to be bigger and bigger.  I would say there is easily 50 stalls there today.  Pretty amazing since it is school holidays and a little overcast.  No rain though.  There are plants, jewellery, chickens, art, food, fruit and vegies and much much more.  I have bought some of the yummiest pineapples for only $2.00 each.  Also two punnets of lettuce to restock my vegie garden....only $2.50 each.  Also caught up with lots of wonderful friends and our dog enjoyed the walk as well thinking that everyone was there to see him.  :-)

When you are finished at the markets you could stroll on over to the Settlers Museum which is further down Gordon street and opposite the mill.  Go in and say hi to Sarina.  Adults $4.  Learn a lot about the history of the sugar industry in Gordonvale and how Gordonvale came to be.

Dave at Cairns Bookbinders (07 40565877) in Norman Street (Gordonvale) in between the Video Shop and Eagle Boys is having a grand opening for his newly renovated second hand bookstore.  Tea, Coffee and lots of yummy cakes are available to help celebrate.  There is also an author by the name of Travis there signing copies of his book.  Wonderful handmade journals and cards are on sale there too.

Bumped into my good friend Anita at the Book Shop ....... she had just returned from her run up 'The Pyramid'.  I think a little bit of training for the race coming up in August.  Yes, she looked well and looked like she had just run down the street and back.  Not up 922m and down again.  Amazing.

1 comment:

Swaantje said...

Your photos are fantastic !!