Like a Rollingstone, Day 79 – Time to go

Day 79 Wednesday, 27/7/2016, Yeppoon, warm At last the car is ready. The part had been sent to the service centres’ old address. Time to pack. 2021 Note: This enforced break on the Capricorn Coast was a Godsend. It introduced us to an area that we had overlooked. A pretty stretch of semi urban coastline with views to the Keppel Islands, good shopping, a National Park that is worth exploring and the city of Rockhampton only 70kms away. To say that we were hooked is an understatement, we have returned twice and we’re still finding different things to do and … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 79 – Time to go

Like a Rollingstone, Day 77 – Seafood Therapy

Day 77 Monday, 25/7/2016, Yeppoon, sunny and warm The repairer is still waiting for our car part to arrive and I think we’re losing it. On our way to do the shopping in Yeppoon we were seduced by Rosslyn Bay Seafoods down at the marina. We quickly returned to camp, broke out the white wine and ripped into a mess of prawns. The shopping can wait. Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 77 – Seafood Therapy

like a Rollingstone, Day 72 – Zippy little wheels

Day 72 Wednesday, 20/7/2016, Yeppoon, mild 24 A sunny morning with a light breeze and perfect for a cuppa outside and a chat with our neighbours from Chelsea, Vic. We catch the local bus out front and tour the suburbs of Yeppoon and all the way to Rocky airport where the hire car is waiting. Woody is right, it is an interesting way to travel and the driver is teaching another driver the intricacies of this route. We now know when to apply the brakes for each bus stop. I’ll bet that will come in handy, perhaps not. The two … Continue reading like a Rollingstone, Day 72 – Zippy little wheels

Like a Rollingstone, Day 71 – We’re in for a wait

Day 71 Tuesday, 19/7/2016, Yeppoon, still dry We’re up at 6:00am to take the car into Rockhampton (50kms). It appears to be a faulty oil pressure switch. The sting is that it will take at least four days to get one sent up from Melbourne as parts are no longer air freighted (huh?). To be on the safe side the car cannot be driven so the mechanic suggests that we use our RACV Total Care insurance. A hire car won’t be available until tomorrow but in the meantime a taxi back to Yeppoon is covered, the car hire as well … Continue reading Like a Rollingstone, Day 71 – We’re in for a wait