Breakdown Blues – Day 35 – Where the river flows

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

Breakdown Blues – Day 31 – Gayndah

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

Breakdown Blues – Day 30 – Having a hairy on Mary

Day 30 Monday 4/7/2022 Kandanga, rain 9 – 13 The rain started again during the night. We drive into Gympie in search of a quick haircut for yours truly. I drop Woody off at the shopping centre and drive over the hill into the CBD. This town has streets that are reminiscent of Dunedin (home of the world’s steepest street) and at times it’s impossible to see the road ahead as it drops away at such a steep angle. Mary Street is one way, so I take another in search of a parking spot. Blimey, not only do the streets … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 30 – Having a hairy on Mary

Breakdown Blues – Day 27 – Itchy Feet

Day 27 Friday 1/7/2022 Kenilworth, wet, wet, wet 13 – 17 We have morning sprinkles. It’s pleasant just wandering around in gumboots. We stock up on yoghurt and chocolate mousse at the Kenilworth Dairy and the boys do a little advance packing up to make things easier for tomorrow. It’s been a relaxing week here but it’s time to move on. The weather band is moving slowly and dowsing most of Queensland and New South Wales. This means our plans to head west of the range may have to be shelved. El Prado hears that his two Sunshine Coast brothers … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 27 – Itchy Feet