strange things in Queensland

Signs of Queensland 2014 – 5/5

Gee - I hope they open early, then - but they appear to

Gee – I hope they open early, then – but they appear to

the council owned camping grounds

the council owned camping grounds

birds just wander around - it's nice

birds just wander around – it’s nice

very very sweet chocolate frogs

very very sweet chocolate frogs

moo

moo

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steep

steep

and who would ride a horse on a footpath?

and who would ride a horse on a footpath?

no idea what that sign means

no idea what that sign means

railway crossing

railway crossing

Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive - with no signs telling you how to get to the Glass House Mountains

Glass House Mountains Tourist Drive – with no signs telling you how to get to the Glass House Mountains

This guy was a famous TV wildlife presenter. He wasn't eaten by a crocodile - but stung by a stingray

This guy was a famous TV wildlife presenter. He wasn’t eaten by a crocodile – but stung by a stingray

the big chainsaw

the big chainsaw

beer prices - they have increased a lot

beer prices – they have increased a lot

In the UK they make such signs fun - in Australia it's imposing authority with no sense of humour

In the UK they make such signs fun – in Australia it’s imposing authority with no sense of humour

the big lawnmower - not something you see every day

the big lawnmower – not something you see every day

don't believe it - we never found them

don’t believe it – we never found them

well, we did, but we had to use a detailed map

well, we did, but we had to use a detailed map

a mountain

a mountain

mountain

mountain

mountain

mountain

hmm - a big pineapple and banana

hmm – a big pineapple and banana

the big lawnmower again

the big lawnmower again

the big lawnmower again

the big lawnmower again

and we passed the big chainsaw for the last time

and we passed the big chainsaw for the last time

sunset in Maloolabar

sunset in Maloolabar

sunset in Maloolabar

sunset in Maloolabar

our last moon in Australia

our last moon in Australia

Jucy Lucy - they rent campervans - they call them campas.

Jucy Lucy – they rent campervans – they call them campas.

Signs of Queensland 2014 – 4/5

Sydney is close-ish

Sydney is close-ish

we're on the New England Highway

we’re on the New England Highway

they have hundreds of signs naggin you to stop for a rest - and if you do tell you you can only rest for 30 minutes

they have hundreds of signs naggin you to stop for a rest – and if you do tell you you can only rest for 30 minutes

you can't rest long

you can’t rest long

we had no time to explore these

we had no time to explore these

cute graphic

cute graphic

ah, the Big Apple

ah, the Big Apple

not all that big

not all that big

but still, big

but still, big

and this way to Texas

and this way to Texas

they are joking now

they are joking now

more nagging signs

more nagging signs

the big raspberry?

the big raspberry?

at the winery

at the winery

at the winery

at the winery

driveway

driveway

a wild kangaroo

a wild kangaroo

more nagging about having a rest

more nagging about having a rest

and more

and more

This town is Warwick.  This building looks like a castle. So, this should be Warwick Castle

This town is Warwick. This building looks like a castle. So, this should be Warwick Castle

the open road

the open road

seems to be a theme in this part of the world - wash your dog and car...

seems to be a theme in this part of the world – wash your dog and car…

more nagging about having a rest

more nagging about having a rest

still more nagging about having a rest

still more nagging about having a rest

and more nagging about having a rest

and more nagging about having a rest

and more nagging about having a rest

and more nagging about having a rest

roadworks

roadworks

a town called Blackbutt

a town called Blackbutt

a bush turkey at a campground

a bush turkey at a campground

at Mooloolaba Beach

at Mooloolaba Beach

at Mooloolaba Beach

at Mooloolaba Beach

at Mooloolaba Beach

at Mooloolaba Beach

Signs of Queensland 2014 – 3/5

Back in Queensland

Back in Queensland

I saw no koalas

I saw no koalas

man on penny farhting bicycle

man on penny farhting bicycle

man on penny farhting bicycle

man on penny farthing bicycle

man on penny farhting bicycle

man on penny farhting bicycle

school zone

school zone

prizes for rally

prizes for rally

we won a prize

we won a prize

no freedom for dogs

no freedom for dogs

passing Surfers Paradise

passing Surfers Paradise

and passing Movie World

and passing Movie World

and passing Dreamland

and passing Dreamland

heading north

heading north

approaching Gateway Bridge

approaching Gateway Bridge

Brisbane Skyline

Brisbane Skyline

end of holiday traffic jam heading south to Brisbane

end of holiday traffic jam heading south to Brisbane

spped cameras that time how long you take to cover a certain distance

spped cameras that time how long you take to cover a certain distance

more threatening signs

more threatening signs

and now threatening you about texting

and now threatening you about texting

3434 to Darwin

3434 to Darwin

more animal signs than animals

more animal signs than animals

Rustys?

Rustys?

Darwin

Darwin

a rare sign

a rare sign

a small  big orange

a small big orange

big orange

big orange

just about everywhere

just about everywhere

as the crow flies?

as the crow flies?

like a London Underground sign

like a London Underground sign

heading for Stanthorpe now

heading for Stanthorpe now

a typical sign

a typical sign

Signs of Queensland 2014 – 2/5

OK - we know who owns that car then

OK – we know who owns that car then

campground

campground

not much left, then

not much left, then

smile

smile

can't stop eating...

can’t stop eating…

is thatthe brand of petrol?

is that the brand of petrol?

on the way to Mooloolaba

on the way to Mooloolaba

I like scary steep bridges

I like scary steep bridges

platypus

platypus

only 1,000 KM to Sydney

only 1,000 KM to Sydney

near the Gold Coast

near the Gold Coast

we're going straight

we’re going straight

didn't see any koalas

the only koala I saw was on this sign

saw lots of MX5's

saw lots of MX5’s

beacause it was an MX5 rally

beacause it was an MX5 rally

people apparently miss the rain

people apparently miss the rain

still  going straight

still going straight

Dreamworld

Dreamworld

this idea has legs - Waterworld?

this idea has legs – Waterworld?

waterslide?

waterslide?

Happiness can be found at Dreamworld

Happiness can be found at Dreamworld

Happiness can be found at Dreamworld

Happiness can be found at Dreamworld

but we are moving on

but we are moving on

a herd of MX5's

a herd of MX5’s

on the back roads

on the back roads

on the back roads

on the back roads

OK

OK

crazy bikers overtaking

crazy bikers overtaking

about to cross the border

about to cross the border

NSW

NSW

welcome to NSW - we have just photographed you, run your number plates, and know who you are, where you are, and you know we know

welcome to NSW – we have just photographed you, run your number plates, and know who you are, where you are, and you know we know

yes, it was windy

yes, it was windy

time for a break in this village

time for a break in this village

congratulations

congratulations

Signs of Queensland 2014 – 1/5

Driving around even the south-east corner of Queensland you see many strange and interesting things.

I think smoking is banned in Australia

I think smoking is banned in Australia

on the Brisbane ferry

on the Brisbane ferry

Ferry route

Ferry route

bikes to rent - but helmets are compulsory, so mostly you can't rent the bikes anyway

bikes to rent – but helmets are compulsory, so mostly you can’t rent the bikes anyway

how to rent a bike

how to rent a bike

the rental machine

the rental machine

car parking meter

car parking meter

beware of ducks

beware of ducks

the most photographed pub in Australia

the most photographed pub in Australia

the most photographed pub in Australia's toilets

the most photographed pub in Australia’s toilets

the most photographed pub in Australia's toilets

the most photographed pub in Australia’s toilets

another pub

another pub

a post office

a post office

the Big Pineapple - one of many BIG things

the Big Pineapple – one of many BIG things

organic is popular

organic is popular

Saturday markets are popular

Saturday markets are popular

you can find lots of ethnic food

you can find lots of ethnic food

you can find lots of ethnic food

you can find lots of ethnic food

and bikes

and bikes

you can find lots of ethnic food

you can find lots of ethnic food

a pub

a pub

you can find lots of ethnic food

you can find lots of ethnic food

Paleo seems popular

Paleo seems popular

nice old car

nice old car

common on the coast

common on the coast

the beaches are great

the beaches are great

I did see a Kangaroo

I did see a Kangaroo

Who comes up with these names? Murdering Creek Road?

Who comes up with these names? Murdering Creek Road?

A surf lifesaving club - and typical girls' fashion

A surf lifesaving club – and typical girls’ fashion

signs, signs...

signs, signs…

snakes - yikes

snakes – yikes

another beach

another beach

dunes

dunes

beach shower

beach shower