Maryborough, and out of fuel.

Tuesday 13th April 2010, Maryborough.

Well, a first off event today, or at least I’m not sure the last time it happened, I ran out of fuel. One always tries to work out the figures, but today I guess I pushed them a little too far and found out they weren’t as accurate as I had estimated. The fuel tank is supposed to hold 70 litres, and in the past when the reserve light comes on the tank takes 55 litres to fill, so I figured I would have 15 litres left. I knew today that we were a little low but when the reserve light came on I also figured that at 10-11 litres/100 kilometres I should have had enough for about 150K, but oh no, it ran out after 80K didn’t it, and we were out in the middle of nowhere, in fact half way between Maryborough and Tin Can Bay on the Tinnanbar road. Oh well that is what RAC is for I guess, and they did come to the rescue, after we considered we were lucky to have one bar of signal on the phone. After refuelling, and taking for gospel that the RAC put 15 litres in the car, it works out that the tank holds about 6 litres less than what is stated in the book, we will just have to not let it happen again, after all I have learned something.

We did get a bit of sight-seeing in before the drama happened, looking at a few small towns on the coast between Maryborough and Tin Can Bay called Maaroom, Boonooroo, Tuan, Poona and Tinnanbar, yes we are back in that area that has a myriad of names with “oo