On the Road again.
1st Jun 2012 - Kev and Jan
Tin Can Bay to Seventeen Seventy.
We were heading north for the sun but I am sitting here writing this in the pouring rain and the people we met today said it had rained up north for the last two weeks.
Luckily we have had dry weather for the last week though it was a bit windy in some resorts. In Tin Can Bay we got up at 7 am to go and feed the pod of indo pacific hump back dolphins that come into the marina each morning. Unfortunately only one came in the morning we went and as my turn came to go and feed Patch he decided he'd had enough to eat and swam off. I was gutted! I was able to return the fish and get my money back though.
All the country towns have big agricultural shows about this time so we visited the Maryborough Show and saw pig racing, equestrian displays, etc and it finished with a rodeo which was all good fun. We camped behind a pub thinking we would shelter from the cold windy night in the pub. We forgot that the Aussies don't feel the cold and therefore leave all the doors open. It was a good night though with live entertainment, a bloke older than us singing songs like 'brown eyed girl'. Everyone in the pub was singing along and dancing including the young French backpackers from Brest.
Hervey Bay lives up to its reputation of being very beautiful. We went on a tour from there to Fraser Island. It is a big sand dune with fresh water pools and is the only place trees grow on sand. The 75 mile beach is the only highway for the 4wheel drives and has an 80km speed limit. We didn't get to see any of the dingos that roam freely on this island but did see a python from the coach window. Needless to say no one got off the coach to take photos.
Thank you to everyone that sent messages to me on my birthday. It was great to hear from everyone. We started off in the Bundaberg Rum Distillery for a morning tour and tasting. Kev was driving so I had to drink. We carried on to Seventeen Seventy which was called this because Captain Cook landed there in 1770. The sun shone all day. We went to a restaurant that evening which was really lively at 7 pm but at 8.30 we were the last to leave as the place closed. Kev and I finished off the evening playing cards and I'm sure I won.
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