Bowen, about two hours to the north of Mackay, is famous for mangos, windy weather and having some of the cutest little beaches in the region.
Dad, mum, Adam and I piled into the car this week for a run up the Bruce Highway for a day in Bowen.
On our way we stopped by a coffee plantation near Proserpine for quick break and to say hello to resident cockatoo, Boss.
It was then around to Horseshoe Bay – a pretty tree lined cove, protected from rough seas and surrounded by rocks. The water was beautifully warm and Adam and I poked around the rocky edges of the bay for a good half an hour, while mum and dad took refuge under some large palms.
A storm was starting to build in the west, so we decided it was time to head home – but not before a stop at the Big Mango for a gelato (made entirely of mango… delicious!)
We managed to avoid the worst of the heavy rain on the drive home, but it made for some spectacular viewing.