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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bingil Bay, North Queensland...

Recently I commented that I had been sifting through photos on my phone and iPad with a view to clearing some storage space by getting rid of photos already used in the blog or other social media posts. And I have found quite a few 'future blog post photos' which will mean a bit of 'to-ing and fro-ing'; both in time and place!
So this post is going back in time to November last year and the place is North Queensland. In my mind, I had made 2016 the year of meeting up with longlost relatives and after meeting up with cousins in Western Australia, New South Wales and even my home city here, the year was running out and I still had to visit 2 cousins in North Qld. My cousin was quite concerned that it would be November when we finally got there; she warned of really, really hot weather and bad storms which feature at that time of year.
Yes it was hot (ish) but luckily there were no wild storms while we were there. On our first full day in the Innisfail area we had visited relatives of my dad's first wife for morning tea. The plan was that we should then have lunch at a favourite Cafe of my cousin. This Cafe was in South Johnstone.

We followed in our hire car and stopped behind my cousin's car, in the little main street. You could see the smoke stacks of the town's sugar mill...

We could also see that the Cafe had closed up and gone out of business.

Not to be deterred, my cousin took us to another favourite Cafe at Bingil Bay.

We sat at the side of the Cafe in a little covered area.

It was hot (ish) and I was absolutely entranced by the 'ceiling fan'...

Isn't that a delightfully vintage fan? 😃

As we waited for our order I noticed the public phone box near our well camouflaged it was!

I had noticed a bit of purple in the decor and this extended to some outdoor seating near the entrance

What a fun place, and our salads were delightful too. 


biebkriebels said...

It looks very attractive and sunny!

Nanna Chel said...

Maria, I remember how much rain there was when a friend and I visited Innisfail back in the early 1970s. We drove to Paronella Park and nearly got eaten by mosquitoes. LOL!

Kate said...

I enjoyed this visit. :)

Anonymous said...

What a niceooking place to visit. The ceiling fan is fun!

Meg Hopeful said...

My mother was born in Innnisfail, Maria. Sure can get a lot of rain ther. I've been to Bingil Bay a few times too. Lovely memories! Meg:)