Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day Ten.........

We drove in to Rockhampton today to restock on provisions at a reasonable price.   Had a look around Rocky  which is a sprawling town with a population of 60,000 situated on the Fitzroy river. It is located just north of the Tropic of Capricorn and is  considered the Capital of central Queensland.

Infofact...
The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the Earths major circles of latitude.  It lies 23.5 degrees south of the Equator and marks the most southerly latitude at which the sun can appear directly overhead at noon.   Running through Australia, Chile, Southern Brazil, and South Africa, it links extreme conditions and dramatic landscapes.

We called in to the Tourist Information Centre and came away surprised at just how much there is to see in this region if only we had the time.  The real lesson the we have learnt today is that we will not be able to see everything on this holiday but we will catalogue the places we would like to see and come back again.