Wednesday 22nd May, (Hughenden).

Well the last two days have basically been a waste, except for relaxation, with the car being stuck at the mechanics. Waiting for parts, and the mechanic being flat strap, has resulted in us staying here two days longer than planned. The cost of the repairs was a lesson in not letting that happen again, it will be a lot cheaper to travel gravel roads a lot slower in future.

I received a phone call from Denis, travelling the coast, to advise me that they are now in Townsville and will be until Saturday. Seeing our plans have been upset with the vehicle repairs it has now been decided to travel straight from here to Townsville so we can meet up with them. This will be our last known chance to see them on their travels.

Our break did give us a chance to have a good look around the town, not that there is much to see, as we did have a walk around on several occasions.

Our trip tomorrow will get us into Townsville a lot earlier than we had planned but I am sure we will have no trouble finding somewhere to go and see while filling in time.