Breakdown Blues – Day 39 – Sunshine & Salt Water

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 start reading my Kindle. After 10 minutes the heater happily goes through its shutdown routine. I wait 10 minutes and try again, this time with success.

There’s a horse at our back fence.

Caravans beside us
And out the back, a horse

We pick up the Burnett Highway through crop and grazing land then swing east onto the Capricorn Highway and into Rockhampton. Ah, billboards for cowboy boots, we’re in cattle country now, I’m sure we’ll be seeing ads for semen sales soon.

Coal train on its way to the coast

We’re in luck, we find a vacant block behind the shops to park the van in while we grab some groceries and liquor at Allenstown. Then it’s on to our favourite fruit barn Doblo’s to stock up on fruit and veggies at prices that resemble what we used to pay before the ‘Covid Recession’. We go a little crazy.

Cresting the hill at Emu Park we can’t help but sigh at the sight of the Capricorn Coast, the sparkling blue sea dotted with islands. Have we been inland for 5 weeks? Yep.

Arriving at NRMA Capricorn Yeppoon at Mulambin on the Capricorn Coast feels like a second home. As the site we booked upon leaving last September isn’t available until Saturday we have a grassy unpowered site for two nights. Gee, it’s nice to put on shorts and a T-shirt again.

Mulambin beach and the Keppel islands

Accom: $23.00 unpowered site, water available, toilets, showers, dump point

Towing Kms: 163kms

Note: We’ve averaged $17 per night thus far.

39 days and we’ve finally reached our destination (Map Source: WikiCamps)

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