Breakdown Blues, Day 28 – Learning about the floods

Day 28 Saturday Kenilworth to Kandanga, soggy, wet but not cold 14 – 18

Kenilworth Showgrounds

The rain tumbles steadily meaning a wet pack-up for the boys. We get up early and attack the jobs. The sites now have plenty of puddles and people wander about under brollies.

The direct route to Kandanga is a little steep so we wind back to the Bruce Highway. Every man and his dog is on the highway and heading north. Thankfully we turn off after 29kms, fill up at a huge Puma service station, and cruise into a sleepy and soggy Kandanga.

Cruising up the Bruce

The Bowls Club campground is very busy. Our neighbours are sitting under the shelter of their awning having a good old chuckle as we slop about in gumboots and nearly wipe out a palm tree.

Kandanga Bowls Club and those pesky palms

The rain stops in the afternoon. The boys pay our dues and excitedly buy a membership to the club as well. The membership of $10 gives us discount meals and drinks in the club for the next 3 years, crikey, we’re not staying that long! The lady behind the bar recommends their Asian chef and the fellas come back grinning like Cheshire cats and demanding that we put our meal plans on hold as we’re dining in the club.

We quickly discover that there’s only one Asian main course tonight. The dim sum entree is yummy but the Tom Yum Prawns and fried rice is tasty but only just warm. I reckon our hopes were too high. The wine is very good and we have a long and informative chat with the manager who shows us photos of the recent floods. The club borders the insignificant-looking Kandanga Creek, they were called in at 8:30 as the creek was rising, by 9:30 her son was swimming her out. Their well-practiced flood plan was completed. Everything of value had been stowed above head height and the numbered carpet floor tiles as well.

Kandanga Creek, it had to rise a heck of a lot

Accom: $20.00 (Power, water, toilets, showers, licensed bar and restaurant in the clubhouse. This is our 3rd visit and if you like small friendly towns it is a great spot for a few days)

Fuel: $100.21 (231.7 c/l)

Towing Kms: 72kms

Kandanga (Map source: WikiCamps)

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