July 2022, Mulambin, Qld Now we’ve arrived at our destination we’ll be taking it easy in the sun for many weeks and I don’t want to bore you to snorts with descriptions of shopping trips and daily weather reports. Don’t fret, but the posts will be less frequent with just a few snippets of what we’ve been doing, after all, you must give a beachcomber time to comb beaches. So here goes: That was the warmest night we’ve had on this trip. It was so warm that Elle woke up in a sweat and thought she had Covid. She went … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 40 – Settling In
Day 39 Wednesday Goovigen to Mulambin, sunny We were woken at 4:30 by a rooster who needs to reset his body clock. It’s a chilly clear morning. I turn on the diesel heater (the switch is beside my head) and … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 39 – Sunshine & Salt Water
Day 38 Tuesday 12/7/2022 Goovigen, 4 – 20 sunny, cloud building A quiet cosy night, although Elle said she was woken by “Goodbyes” in the night, someone must have had visitors. (Yes, even free campers sometimes have visitors). The local … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 38 – Goovigen again
Day 37 Monday 11/7/2022 Theodore to Goovigen, chilly 2 – sunny warm 21 Another chilly morning and we’re anxious to get to the coast and a little warmth. We’ve brought our Yeppoon booking forward by 4 days even though we … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 37 – Goovigen huh?
Day 36 Sunday 10/7/2022 Theodore, icy 0 – 17 sunny cool breeze It must have been cold overnight because the talking clock woke us by telling us that it was zero degrees inside the van. You’ve gotta love that clock. … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 36 – Talking to the trees
Day 35 Saturday 9/7/2022 Theodore, sunny cool breeze 3 – 18 We’re glad of our electric blanket as it’s a cold night. D, M & J hit the road to all places northwest of here. We hope we can meet them again somewhere. After all, we did first meet them in an odd spot, on a bus in Beijing. We spend the morning washing and pottering. Elle cooks lunch and the boys attempt to read in the sun, but the cold wind keeps on defeating them. I drive into town and meet Woody on one of his long walks. We … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 35 – Where the river flows
Day 34 Friday 8/7/2022 Eidsvold to Theodore, frosty 6 – 19 then sunny It is another very quiet night with a clear frosty morning. I sit quietly in the public loos attending to the call of nature when suddenly a … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 34 – Drugs and old mates
Day 33 Thursday 7/7/2022 Eidsvold, 7 – 20 some cloud Making the most of a lay day, we get a slow start. Jeff rings at 10:00 and tells us that the car is ready for pickup. El Prado drives us … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 33 – It’s back!
Day 32 Wednesday 6/7/2022 Gayndah to Eidsvold, sunny 8 – 19 What a difference a day makes. We have a peaceful night under our shelter and wake to a chilly morning with sunshine and a bright blue sky. The boys … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 32 – I can see smoke
Day 31 Tuesday 5/7/2022 Kandanga to Gayndah, even wetter 9 – 11 It rained all night and this morning the ground is all puddles making it hard for the boys to pack up. This rain band stretches way down the east coast and we’re only getting the lightest of it. Just outside Gympie we see a large solar array which we presume services the city of Gympie. This is not an easy day for driving the rain is incessant, the road winds and climbs, there is always someone behind wanting to overtake yet most of the way it is double … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 31 – Gayndah