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May 20, 2004 - Bowen, week 1

On Wed the 19th I spent the day in transit to Bowen. I flew to Townsville - about 1100 miles north of Brisbane - my hottest and most tropical place yet. Then took a bus back south about two hours to Bowen. First chance to see a coastal version of "the bush". Much eucalyptus both as high shrub and tall tree versions. Toward Bowen the bush gives way to sugar cane plantings and tomato fields. HUGE tomato fields! Migrant folks of all sorts flood in to help in the impending harvest these next few weeks. Then fruits get ripe, and other...

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