Tag Archives: Benches

Seen on a Sunday….

Shush – even though there might be tourists in town

Nothing stops siesta time in the square

Me in my small (warm) corner and you in yours

Sunday 19 October 2014

Republic Square near the Mustafa Kemal Atatürk Monument 
Çesme Turkey
(pronounced CHESH-meh)

click photos to enjoy full size

XingfuMama hosts Pull up a Seat and EC hosts Sunday Selections

And so it goes….

The world is turning……the autumn equinox is upon us – about 3.30am tomorrow – March 21st

Equal day & night – well almost 😊

The sun rose at 7.22am this morning and will set 7.33pm this evening

And if I hadn’t turned around in the supermarket I would’ve missed this 👇

It must be a recent addition because I’ve never seen it before

Similar – not quite the same as last week’s

Pull up a seat can be found HERE ~ https://xingfumama.blog/2022/03/18/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2022-week-11/

Seen on a Sunday

Nearly 11 years ago – Sunday August 14th 2011 to be precise

Was the first time I saw THIS

Turned into

See below 👇

Seen near the car park at the Cedar Creek Falls
between Proserpine and Airlie Beach
in the Whitsundays 

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Then just one year later – Sunday August 26th 2012
Near the old Cafe on Flagstaff Hill Bowen
Far North Queensland

More of the Whitsunday’s Recycling Scheme

Two different styles of the bench this time – the simple one above and this one with formed back and small table structure in front.  Perfect place for your cool drink while taking in the view

Did you know

The energy saved by recycling one plastic drink bottle will power a computer for 25 minutes.


Cafe and Lookout on Flagstaff Hill Bowen FNQ (2012)

(2017 saw ex tropical cyclone Debbie pass through)

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XingfuMama hosts Pull up a Seat – see here also https://xingfumama.blog/2022/03/11/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2022-week-10/

Ocean Views….

Ocean Views from well placed Benches 😊

In just a couple of weeks I’ll be able to take advantage of this view of Queen’s Beach in Bowen. Just a short walk from our accommodation – 4.5kms of sand stretching from the mouth of the River Don down to Cape Edgecumbe. The very same beach in my header.  The one I’ll enjoy for several weeks 😎

Queens Beach – 28 July 2011

I first saw this plain and simple one a few years ago, I found it about an hour and a bit up the road from Bowen………right on the sandy beach at Monte’s Resort.  A lovely place to lunch on a Sunday afternoon. They were hit hard by Cyclone Debbie and weren’t open last year……we’ll definitely be making the drive out there this year.

Montes Reef Resort – 25 August 2009

Drive a few hours down south west of Melbourne along The Great Ocean Road here in Victoria and you can see this one set on the shoreline near the lighthouse at Port Fairy – two of my ‘favourite things. right next door to each other.

Port Fairy Lighthouse – 26 February 2012

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