Now, where was I?
On the way to the top! Fortunately, this time, it wasn't a long way to the top.view & twisty road with new Armco
Fraser Park Lookout was worth the effort. Beautiful gardens & well-preserved native landscapes. Big views. A few info signs to feed the curiosity. Hiking trails. Go there!thankyouviewing westish over northish Rockhampton
After another, strangely still satisfying, feed of travel food, it was time to head towards #3. But first...
more riding,back down the mountain
then fuel, chocky milk and sites 2b & 2c. Plus a bonus on the way.bonus bullthe original southside bull - on the road into Rockhampton from the south
See, I told you Rockhampton is THE beef capital. Bulls with reinforced scrotums, that says everything that needs to be said!
That's it, over there, between the palm trees, in front of the tourist information centre. Another interesting thing, and this time a science thing. It was moved here in 1980 after the highway was moved.tall pointy thing erected, probably, in the 60'staking the obligatory photothe obligatory photo, with bonus fingers
The spire marks the Tropic of Capricorn, the sun's, apparent, most southerly point, usually occurring on December 21. In the north, this is the sun's, apparent, furthest point away and marks the beginning of the return of the sun, warmth, growth & life - hence the traditional mid-winter festival of Christmas. But down here, we should have Christmas in June. on 21 December the sun is directly overhead
From Wikipedia, because I know that you wanted to know - Its latitude is currently 23°26′11.6″ south of the Equator, but it is very gradually moving northward, currently at the rate of 0.47 arcseconds, or 15 metres, per year.
So it's in the wrong place.
But wait! There's more - it was at exactly 23° 27′S in 1917 and will be at 23° 26'S in 2045), and for the first 10 readers, you can learn - there are approximately 13 hours, 35 minutes of daylight during the summer solstice...