WHAT a magnificent time of year in the Gladstone region.
The rainy season has ended, the mornings are cooler, the Harbour Festival is on and Easter is here.
For many residents, Easter weekend is a traditional time to get stuck into some seafood.
Of course, it stems from the Christian tradition of not eating red meat on Good Friday but, when seafood is this good, people like to stretch it out over a whole weekend.
Gladstone Fish Market owner Ted Whittingham said Easter was always a time when customers liked to buy, and eat, seafood.
He said the rush to buy seafood for Good Friday dinner would continue on Saturday.
He said the shop was stocked for the big weekend, with all the seafood one could desire.