Saturday 28th August 2010, Burnett Heads.
We are back on the coast near Bundaberg, but a little further north this time, and will be here for a couple of weeks, well we have booked in for two weeks anyway and it looks like a nice enough place to stop for a while. After our couple of weeks here and a week or so chasing K & A wherever they are, it will be time to start thinking about heading south once again. We must catch K & A before we head south because if we donâ€™t see them down south while there, and then we head to NT and WA next year we wonâ€™t get much of a chance to see them again for a while. We will be able to get out and do a bit of walking and bike riding while here as there is a track that goes from here all the way to Bargara. I didnâ€™t get to do the full length from Bargara when we were there so I will get the chance to see how much from this end I missed out on.
TC we will be popping in for a visit while back in the area, so you will hear from us.
Wednesday 25th August 2010, Lake Monduran.
What a great place to just relax, there is a bit of walking to be done, get back to that, there are plenty of other travellers stop here, so plenty of company, and plenty of well kept grounds, green grass, hence plenty of bird life. It is unfortunate that the weather hasnâ€™t been a little better, it has been overcast and a little rain, but we canâ€™t complain too much can we. The walking track:- There is a 6K walking track from the camping area around to the boat ramps off to the side of the lake and we went for a walk on it on Monday. The track is rather strenuous being up and down rather steep hills and gives one the impression for a while that we were on the wrong track, seeming to go in the wrong direction, but it does wander away from the lake proper for a while to transverse around a small part of the lake, and we ended up walking about 2K to get 100 meters across the water. We didnâ€™t get to the end of the track because we had in mind that we had to return from where we came so we had to reserve enough energy to do so. All in all it was good for exercise, and that leads to another disadvantage of the bad weather, we are very hesitant to do any more waking because of the possibility of getting caught in the rain.
We did a little sight-seeing yesterday, Linda wanted to go into Gin Gin to do a little shopping so we decided to go for a short drive along the Mount Perry road to see a Tunnel called Boolboonda tunnel. This is a tunnel originally built for a rail line to Mt. Perry which is no longer there, so it is now used for a road way and traffic actually drives through it. The tunnel is supposedly the longest unsupported man built tunnel in the southern hemisphere and was worth the drive.
Now it looks like a couple of days left to just take things extremely easy, but try to get in a little walking when possible.
Saturday 21st August 2010, Lake Monduran.
Elliot Heads was a nice enough small place, being close enough to Bundaberg to go shopping, close enough to Bargara to go visit Tony and Brenda, and the walking/riding track did get a fair bit of use. It was about 3K long which made it a reasonable walk, for me anyway, but was a little short for a bike ride, I believe one day they will extend it all the way to Bargara. The map (see map) of our trip today will show how Elliott Heads and Bargara are close to Bundaberg and east on the coast, north of Bargara is another small place called Burnett Heads where we are planning on moving to when we leave Lake Monduran.
Lake Monduran, yes we made a move of 90K today to the lake (see map) and will be here for a week. It is going to be a very quiet week here as about the only thing to do in this spot is to fish the lake, but me not being a fisherman doesnâ€™t leave me with much else to do, which is the only way things should be. They tell me there is a good walk around the lake so I guess this will get a fair testing, by foot anyway as it certainly looks too hilly to venture with the bike.
Saturday 14th August 2010, Elliot Heads.
A big move today of about 25K, as Elliot Heads is also on the coast near Bundaberg, but a little South. This seems to be a very friendly place and we are looking forward to a very quiet time here, there arenâ€™t even any shops so Linda is going to have to work out here shopping fix trips well, as we will have to go into Bundaberg, and that will not happen every day. There not being much to do here I can see that the rather long walking/riding track along the coast is going to get quite some use. We arrived here a bit early today so the setting up is already done, being 2:45 PM, so it is time to relax for the rest of the day and do nothing but what I am doing now.
Monday 9th August 2010, Bargara.
Dare I say it again-: It has been a week again, we are not doing a great deal while here, but where is the time going. We may be a little more quiet over the next few days though as it looks like we may be rained in, hopefully it will be over by the time we need to pack up on Friday.
Yesterday, Sunday, was as usual a day of rest, and I do mean a do nothing day with bike rides and exercise type walking being given a miss for the day, and Linda only preparing a not much to do meal etc. This nothing but sitting around probably prompted me to say to Linda last night â€œWouldnâ€™t it be nice for something exciting to happen to usâ€?, and her response was â€œHere we are living in a caravan, basically in a different place regularly, getting to see all over the country and meeting all sorts of different people, and you want something exciting to happenâ€?. I guess that does sum it all up, so I guess it must just have been the more-so idleness yesterday that got to me, but I guess I will just have to get used to it over the next couple of days. One thing I havenâ€™t done while here is to place my sign out the front advertising help with TV reception, so I havenâ€™t had any jobs along that nature either. The reason is simply because there are too many problems in this area to easily explain away to people without the appropriate aerials, so I thought it might be best just left alone.
It has been very nice catching up with Tony and Brenda while here as it has been e few years since we have met up with them. We have visited several times and intend a few more before leaving as it has been extremely good catching up on old times, and new. It has been no problem with the new times for Tony as he has been one person I do know regularly reads this blog, but we do have some catching up to do with their life of late.