May 17, 2013
The week of Agnes Water
Hello all hope all is well.
Great win by Agnes Water local boys, Marlins. The change in
grounds from the cow paddock to proper fields seems to have done the trick,
expect good stuff coming from the boys. Let hope the spell of form continues as
we take on Avondale in Agnes Water this Saturday. Get down there and support
the local grassroots football.
The Art Show & Quilting Exhibition will kick off Captain
Cook 1770 Festivities held in Agnes Waters Community Centre. This will get the
community together, a great way to the Captain Cook 1770 annual Festival. If
arts, crafts and quilting are your cup of tea head down, opens 22nd
May at 6:30pm.
While we’re talking on the subject of tea, the Biggest
Morning Tea is being whipped out at Miriam Vales Community Centre on the 23rd
of May. Get on board and support a great cause.
The big one, 1770 Captain Cook Festival, will have a grand
opening night of local music and art talent. Art n’ Jazz will get us all up for
the weekend festival open in Agnes Waters Community Centre at 7pm the 23rd
Let’s check out the weather for the week ahead. It’s slowly
having a change of season hovering around the 23 degree mark, but looks to be
mainly sun with only a little rain to end the week. Make the most of it while
the weather holds true.
To the waves and it’s a day for beginners on the surf. Bumpy
surf conditions with little to challenge the veterans but it’s a chance to get
the kids on board. When one door closes one open though. Great conditions for fishing;
get out there and save on your dinner.
Thanks for reading this week in Agnes Water and don’t forget
to get into the local festivities. Let us know how you go, stop by Captain Cook
Holiday Village Facebook page.
From Agnes Waters own Captain Cook crew we will see you next
May 10, 2013
Not long till Captain Cook 1770 Festival
Awesome solar eclipse this morning, hope you didn't look straight at it.
The hype and anticipation is growing with great acts flocking
and named to the Captain Cook 1770 Festival. It will give a big turnout if the
performers attending are anything to go by. Save the date, 25th and
26th of May, not far away now. If you’re not familiar with the
Captain Cook 1770 Festival it’s got it all for the whole family. See great
music talent performing live, parades, art, market stalls and more. Book your
accommodation today to have a prime position for the event.
Sponsoring the Festival is Channel 7 so keep tuned in and see
some local business adverts. Channel 7 will be advertising businesses in 1770
Agnes Water and the Captain Cook 1770 Festival too in the lead up to the event.
The local Marlin boys of Agnes Water had a nail bitter against
Gin Gin, coming up the trumps by the slender margin of 2. Let’s hope it’s more
of a blowout this Sunday as we take on top of the table Miriam Vale. Marlins
aren’t far from the top with a win this weekend taking them to ladder leaders.
The weather in Agnes Water has found a new degree to hover at,
staying around 24-25 degrees. It should be great weather for fishing till
Wednesday, if you have the time toss out the line. A few clouds about but a bit
of sun too so make the most of it when it’s there.
In surf it’s been a nice week out there on the beaches with a
bit going on. Great waves out there and should stay strong at least over the
weekend. Call in sick for the traditional Sunday brunch and cuppa routine and
make the most of the surf on offer.
Give your thoughts on the Captain Cook Holiday Village Facebook page. Have a fun one and
thanks for stopping by; also get out on the waves this weekend while it lasts.
Till next time from the Captain Cook Holiday Village crew.
May 3, 2013
What’s going on in Agnes Water
Hello all and welcome to this week’s blog. Hope all is well.
Firstly, it was a great turnout and great time had by all involved for the
‘Quilteze’ Biggest Morning Tea held yesterday, May 3rd. The Agnes
Water Quilters and Textile Group were MCs for the day sawing up a storm in a
tea cup (pun intended). The goal is to raise $13 million, off to a flyer start
already cracking the first small milestone of $100 thousand. To donate log onto
biggestmorningtea.com.au and support cancer research.
There’s a few save the dates going on soon in Agnes Water. The
local talents are going to be flaunted in the upcoming festivals, showing star
music acts and the next Queensland da Vinci in the art festival. I’ve heard
some of the music performers; it’ll be a great event. These are both in late
May; I’ll keep you up-to-date so stay in touch.
Don’t miss this Sunday football as the home town boys, Agnes
Waters Marlins travel to Gin Gin to take down Gin Gin. They flock to support
their team so let’s show the local pride and back our boys.
Seems like winter as finally hit and changed the mercury. First
time in weeks the Agnes Water weather isn’t hovering around the 27 degree make.
Having said that is not far off hovering solid at the 24 degree mark. The
weekend looks to have the sun smiling on use so make the most of it.
Surf is giving much at the moment but will pick up some time.
It’s ripe old knee high out there with waves lucky to reach the chest. It’s not
all bad though, the winds set to pick and the odd nice waves coming in. If your
keen for a surf head beach way and gage the wind, throwing grass in the air
will do the trick.
Also on the water front haven’t been fishing for a while myself
but seen some big ones being caught. If you’re looking for dinner get the rod
and reel. You could have dinner covered for a week, some of the fish were huge.
Thanks for reading and again let’s hear what you have to say.
Pop by the Captain Cook Holiday Village Facebook page and give your thoughts.
From the caravan park crew at Captain Cook Holiday Village,
April 26, 2013
Lest We Forget
Showing our nations pride six volunteers efforts in the 2010 –
2011 Queensland floods were honored with National Emergency Medal. Many
volunteers flocked to help out during the floods from all around giving much
needed fight, spirit and vital services. The medals were awarded to volunteers
from Baffle Creek this week but volunteers came from all over; Gladstone,
Calliope, Mt Larcom, Rockhampton and many more areas.
Continuing on the award front, Agnes Water surfing festival came
to a close crowning the top notch surfers. Competitors battled it out on glassy
meter high waves. A few stand outs in the chop, Clinton Farlow narrowly edged
out Glen Cunningham in the Long board division scoring a game changing 9 out of
10. Great days on the beach had by all amongst the fierce competition.
Let’s see what’s up on the horizon in Agnes Water.
Get into some local Rugby when the Agnes Water Marlins take it
to the South Kolan. The game should be a good one with Marlins coming up the
trump tomorrow. Last meeting between the two saw a 34 thumping in way of Agnes
Water, hopefully it’s much of the same. Head down and support the local league,
but more importantly Agnes Waters own Marlins.
A couple of community events coming up too so get in and check
them out. The Discovery Coast Markets are on again this Sunday at the SES
grounds. On the 2nd of May the Crafty Ladies will meet. If you want
a piece of the crafty action head down 9:15am – 12 noon at the new Agnes Water
Community Centre meeting room.
In weather the change of season doesn’t seem to change a thing
up here at Agnes Water, always floating around the 26 degree mark. Friday till
Monday is giving good bits of sunshine so if the beach is on the cards those
days are your best bet. The other days have good odds on rain but may hold
The surf today’s not giving us a lot being a day to complement
an amateur’s skill set. Keep an eye on the waves though, the next couple of days
it’ll pick up. Winds are set to start hitting their stride in a day or two so
the swell should pick up.
Thanks for stopping in this week, love to hear back from you.
Check out Captain Cooks Holiday Village Facebook account and give any thoughts
From the Crew here take it easy, till next blog.
April 19, 2013
Mental as Anything rocking the local scene and more in Agnes
settled back into the school routine and Easters chocolate supply’s are just
about out. Back to the business as usual swing of things, but Agnes Water has
getaways and events to starve the rut of routine.
the proverbial down on the 24th of April, Wednesday next week as Mental
as Anything play at Avondale Tavern! Presale tickets going at $25 and door
tickets at $30. Get into the Australian pub scene and see one of the nation’s
great bands that have stood the test of time.
school holidays may have finished but family events are still out there. 2013
Captain Cook 1770 festival art show isn’t faraway, be sure to get your entries
in before the end of April with a total prize pool of almost $5,000. Categories
include painting, drawing, textiles, sculpture and photography. It should be a
great festival sure to unearth local talent, something to look forward to.
into the local spirit and support a great cause for the community. On the 20th
of April there will be a Flood Recovery Party hold on Baffle Creek Sport and
Rec Grounds. Should be a fun family friendly time for all, make your way to the
festivities and for further information call 4156 6331.
you’re seeing what’s going on in Agnes Water you can’t go past the beach and
surf on the worst of days. Let see what the weathers doing to help us onto our
boards. As per just about always hovering around 25-27 degrees all week. A few
storms late in the week but should be breath-taking ripper of a day Sunday, hit
up the beach weather for sure.
as a tack swell today in the surf but let’s look at the positive, perfect conditions
for boats and fishing. Put the boards away and whip out the rod and reel, at
least for today. Keep your eyes on the beaches though through the week, looks
like it’ll pick up a bit.
for stopping by and let us hear any of your thoughts of Agnes Water and the
Captain Cook Holiday Village on our Facebook page.
the crew at Captain Cook Holiday Village here at Agnes Water enjoy yourself.
April 12, 2013
Last Day of School Holidays!
Bet there’s some R&R and TLC for your selves after two weeks with kids’
over their holidays. Need a holiday of your own? Captain Cook Holiday Village
has is a great place to ease the stress away in relaxing style and comfort. But
I hope you’ve enjoyed the school holiday time with the family.
If you get in quick there are still a few cheap and fun activities for
the school holidays to enjoy.
There’s the Gladstone Regional Art Gallery and Museum welcoming everyone.
Located on the corner of Goondoon & Bramston streets, Gladstone, the
galleries are open Monday to Saturday from 10am till 5pm with five exciting exhibitions.
All of which have their own children activity. The Pioneering Women: the Russian Experience offers kids the chance to
make their own doll, this closes tomorrow. The Japanese styled exhibition, 2013 Intercity Images: Gladstone Saiki
Photographic Exchange, runs till the exhibitions close on the 4th
of May; learn how to make paper henna dolls or ninjas.
The exhibition also has on display till this Monday all entries offered
by primary school artists from competitions held in January. Don’t miss the
chance to see eminent talented young artist work; some really great entries.
Find the next Picasso, Rembrandt or da Vinci in the making. This event, held
annually is called Celebrate Australia
Primary School Art Competition.
Another Discovery Coast Markets event is planned for April 14th
on the SES grounds. Head down, check it out and snap up a bargain of fruit
& veg. Rummage through the stalls and see what you can find. Don’t forget
the old faithful snag in bread too.
Let’s look to the beach, surf and weather now because you can’t go past
it at Agnes Water.
Per usual the weathers hovering around the 26-27 degree mark over the
next week offering a nice amount of sun. A few days look to be great beach
days, especially towards the end of next week.
Today’s surf is choppy and rough, a bit tricky on the boards today. It
looks, though, that it’ll even itself out throughout the day so give it a look
and see what it’s giving you. If you’re confident the swells big today so get
out there, over the week it’ll continue to settle. For those who are after an
easy and relaxed surf maybe best to wait a day or two.
Till next time thanks for stopping by, enjoy yourself from the Captain
Crew Holiday Village crew at Agnes Water.
April 2, 2013
Relaxed after the Easter break? School
holidays aren’t far off
you all had a great relaxing time over the Easter break. Bet the chocolate
hangovers are still pounding in, a few ‘sickies’ today with sugar overload.
Tell us of your Easter time and join the conversation on our Facebook. Are the
kids climbing the walls on a vicious cocktail of red cordial, chocolate bunnies
and Grandmas Werther’s Originals?
looking for a getaway and some more R&R, Captain Cook Holiday Village has
you covered. School holidays aren’t too far off, the holidays keep coming so
enjoy them and make the most of them with the family. For an affordable getaway
in Queensland without the clutter book today. There’s many activities to keep
the whole family entertained.
are a few events happening in Agnes Water over the next week. If arts, crafts
and literacy are your cup of tea get excited. There’s a Crafty Ladies meet at
the new Agnes Water Community Centre 9:15am start till noon April 4th. It should
be a ripe old knee high sure to unleash your arty side.
the beaches today’s surf is giving a small swell but there are some nice waves
coming through. Good time to hit up the beach if you’re an amateur small time
surfer. You’re hardly going to go under in these conditions so bring the whole
family down too.
weather can’t decide what to do with itself. A few chances for rain over the
coming week but a bit of sun about as well. Fingers crossed for what the
weather will do. Good temperature out though, hovering around the comfortable
25-26 degree mark as it does.
you’ve all had a chance to check out the newly reopened Bustard Heads
lighthouse. If not school holiday time isn’t far off so there’s a cheap and
easy outing for the whole family.
all for this week, thanks for stopping by. From the Crew down at Agnes Water
will see you next time.
March 22, 2013
Hope everyone’s ready to have an awesome Easter
Hi all from the crew and captains of Agnes Waters Captain Cook Holiday Village park,
No doubt you're all excited for the Easter break! Lets see what the Queensland uncluttered experience that is Agnes Water is offering for the festivities. Looks to be a relaxing time with many family fun activities set to not break the bank.
There's tranquil parks, paths, picnic and BBQ areas to dine on the down low and great eateries, cafes, restaurants and take-outs to dine out and about. Or even catch your own - fishing in the area is offering strong takings with a high amount of fish caught. There's plenty of peaceful fishing spots.
In surf today the beach looks to be giving a few sliders, few rumbles in the waves. Nothing to big out there but it'll be a bit of easy fun which could pick up a bit later. The rest of the week will be beginner to moderate surf, nothing to turf you over. Even the amateur will have fun starting up so round up your mates and get them on the waves.
The week in weather in Agnes Water Queensland is hovering around that 27 degrees mark but doesn't know what season it is. Looks to be mainly sun though but rain and cloud coming here and there. UV will be out in force so again triple S it up - slip, slop and slap yourselves, maybe slap on a cap and shades too.
There's a few fun events happening in Agnes Water, 24th and 31st of March Discovery Coast Markets are open at the SES grounds - check them out and see if anything tickles the bargain hunter or upholster in you, maybe find a buried treasure.
Another tourist site opens on the 23rd of March after 27 years closed. Tours will be run through Bustard Heads lighthouse, open to the public to climb the stairs - relive Round the Twist Agnes Water style.
Till next time have a great time and safe travels over the Easter break, from the Captain Cook Holiday Village crew.
March 15, 2013
A few Agnes Water holiday events and more on the horizon
Hope all is well and hello to all. Like us on Facebook and watch here for Agnes Waters latest - stay up-to-date with all the local events, surf and weather.
This week of weather looks to be giving a bit of sun, giving relief towards the end of the week. Looks to be perfect temperature to be lazing in the rays by the pools side - or take it down to the beach for surf too. Don't forget the sunsmart approach and Banana Boat it up.
A few events happening this week at Agnes Waters community centre at 71 Springs Road:
- Three singer-songwriters are joining together for a show in Agnes Water tonight - hosted by Luke O'Shea the Golden Guitar winner, should be a night to remember.
- 'Thank Cook You're Here' will be on the 16th - so head down, laugh it up, eat great eats, be entertained and enjoy smooth jazz by the local trio 'Lyrebird'.
- Quatro, the string quartet will be performing on the 23rd starting at 7:30pm - if you like fusions of classical and modern string music see these four girls in action.
Today and the weeks surf looks awesome, waves are pounding in so get on them. Looks to be perfect beach conditions so find your spot, pitch a tent and carve it up for the week.
Hope this weeks blogs been of help. Holidays are fast approaching so feel free to shoot through any enquiries you may have or provide valued feedback on our Facebook page. If you're looking for a beach style getaway relax and take it easy with the captain cook crew at Captain Cook Holiday Village.
Thanks all and we'll see you next time.
March 8, 2013
Welcome to this week’s blog for Captain Cooks Holiday Village
Keep up to date with local events, surf and weather –
friend us on Facebook and watch this space.
This family friendly park offers a great getaway for a
relaxing holiday to do as you please – the region has awesome clean beaches and
surf, great restaurants and café strips. Or go at your own speed with the parks
BBQ areas, swimming pool and bar or head to nearby luscious landscapes perfect
for picnics and scenic walks.
The following week in weather looks to be hovering around
27 degrees with high UV so again slip, slop and slap – grab the hat too.
In today’s local surf it’s giving us a good showing and
run for your money so get weekend started and get out there. The temperature is
staying strong, looks like a good day of waves.
If you’re in the market for an affordable carefree stay
in the uncluttered part of Queensland book today and unwind.
Lets here your thoughts – tell us about your stay, join
the conversation on Facebook.
Till next week, take it easy from the Captain Cook
Holiday Village Crew.
March 1, 2013
Welcome from Captain Cook Holiday Village
A warm welcome to all from the friendly crew at the Captain
Cook Holiday Village.
To keep up to date with local events, surf and weather of
Agnes Water friend us on Facebook and watch this blog.
A quick bit of Agnes Water’s family things to do for travelers.
The uncluttered getaway in Queensland has many cheap activities – great beaches
and surf, fishing, playgrounds, top eateries, local tours, BBQ areas, picturesque
walking tracks or you can simple take it easy.
The weather over the next week looks to be humid offering an
average top of 28 degrees daily, forecasting high UV. Don’t forget to triple S –
slip, slop and slap.
In surf, first day of the Classics heads off this weekend so
get your hands on some tickets. Today’s waves are offering some nice skimmers
off banks with a bouncy swell. Looks to be a fun easy day on the waves.
Thanks guys and keep in-touch, we’d love to hear from you.
Give your feedback and join the conversation on Facebook.
Till next time, enjoy yourself from all the crew at Captain
Cook Holiday Village.