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Rockhampton to Bundaberg

Day 70 - Friday 19 July 2013

Last night we had a lovely feed of prawns which we bought while we were at Cape Palmerston. The prawns were farmed down the road from the caravan park at Australian Prawn Farms. They were $16.00 per Kg which was extremely good value for Aussie prawns - we should have bought more!

More heavy rain overnight in Rockhampton, but we woke to a mainly sunny day with a forecast temperature of 15 to 24 degrees. We were packed up and on the road by 10:00 am for our 295 km trip to Bundaberg. The rumour was that we would have lots of road-works on our way south and we did not have too long to wait for our first stop of about 10 minutes. We were to have a couple more long stops waiting for traffic coming the other way. At about 12:30 pm we stopped for lunch at Miriam Vale, toasted ham and cheese sandwiches and coffees. It was a good thing that we were not in a hurry as we had to wait almost 30 minutes for it to arrive.

While we were waiting for our lunch, we decided to leave the Bruce Highway and its road-works and travel on the narrower and windier road via Rosedale and Avondale - it turned out to be slightly shorter and had the added benefit of no trucks. We eventually arrived at the Glenlodge Caravan Village at 2:45 pm and checked in for two nights. Even though we had booked several weeks ago we were allocated an overflow site on the grass. After an easy set-up we headed back out for fuel (we were running on empty), papers and some product from BWS.

Tomorrow we will head for the Bundaberg Rum Factory for new supplies of Bundaberg Rum Liqueur, which is the main reason for continuing to come back to Bundaberg when we can.

No photos today.

Posted by TwoAces 00:12

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