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Bundaberg to Dicky Beach

Day 72 - Sunday 21 July 2013

Once again we had heavy rain overnight - this time very heavy rain at about 3:00 am for a couple of hours. When we woke at about 7:00 am we found that we had had a serious leak at the front left hand side of the van. We will need to investigate when we get to Dicky Beach but the leak could be a legacy of the work we had done when we were in Melbourne.

After a visit to the dump point we were on our way at 9:30 am. Todays trip is about 295 kms via Childers, Maryborough and Gympie. We stopped for coffees and muffins at the small town of Tiaro. As we came south the road conditions gradually improved - it seems that the road-works on the Bruce Highway are gradually working their way north. Being a Sunday the traffic was reasonably light with little in the way of heavy trucks. Once past Gympie the road changes from the A1 to the M1 with mainly dual carriageway that goes all the way to Brisbane from the Sunshine Coast.

We arrived at the Dicky Beach Family Park at about 1:45 pm and booked in for 10 days. We were allocated an excellent double slab site where we parked the van on one half of the slab and set-up the awning with shade screens on the other half. Very soon after we had arrived we had a visit from Frosty, who came to welcome us to HIS caravan park, he is on a site about 50 metres away from our site. Frosty and Marg have the same Trailblazer 5th wheeler as us and the same Navara tow vehicle. By 3:00 pm we were all set up and sat down to watch Geelong and the Crows on the TV. Bugger the Crows got up to win by 2 points - Jimmy Bartel and Harry Taylor both missed shots for goal in the last couple of minutes.

Once we were set-up in the park David spent an hour or so on the roof of the van looking for leaks. Nothing was obvious, although some previous silicone repairs around the front hatch were looking a bit the worse for wear. David decided to remove all traces of the silicone repair and reseal the hatch with Sikaflex 291. Anything else that looked a bit dodgy also got a squirt of Sikaflex - so here's hoping. When we get some more rain we will know if the repair has been a success. Di had the blow-heater going flat out inside so everything is now dry on the inside.

No photos today.

Posted by TwoAces 02:41

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Welcome to OUR Caravan Park.
Hopefully, you will enjoy yourselves here, it is a top spot.

Your Trailblazing Twin.

by snowman3195

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