A relaxed start to the morning. Breakfast and I lookup the tides to see it will be high tide at around 10:30am. There is a netted swim area on the lake, not far from Mum’s. At low tide it can be quite shallow, but is OK at high. I thought he kids might like to jump in from the jetty, the last few time we’ve been here the water has been too low. Liam literally Jumps at the chance, Caitlin is not sure if she’ll go in or not.Continue reading “Day 13 – Forster”
Not as far today, about 360km, so we have a later start and a more relaxed start. While we are nowhere near the highway, the local road is pretty busy and there is more road noise than I expected. I guess normally you’d be down by the river and it would be nice and quiet.Continue reading “Day 12 – Maclean to Forster”
I wake up at 5:10, I at least rest if not sleep until the alarm goes off at 6. Quick showers and …coffee…. and collect the last of our belongings. Finally we hitch up and we pull away at 6:50, not a bad run at all. Through Hervey bay and a quick stop to empty the dunny. There are three vans pulled up behind the visitors centre, it’s designated as an overnight freecamp, but for god’s sake it right next to the dump station. Gee you’d have to be desperate.Continue reading “Day 11 – Hervey Bay to Maclean”
So with another day up our sleeves we have a really lazy day around the house. At least today is a lot cooler and much less humid than yesterday. More reading time for me.Continue reading “Day 10 – Hervey Bay – Day 7”
Overnight I’ve been itching something terrible. When pumping up the front tires back at Riverheads, I was sure I was getting bitten. Trouble is they weren’t mozzies, these were Sandflies (Midges). I don’t react well to them at all. Justine seems have a few bites too.Continue reading “Day 9 – Hervey Bay – Day 6”
No rush today. Up and a bit of blogging time, OK a lot of blogging time.
We mull around the house. The kids have a swim. We repack some of the stuff between the car and the van.Continue reading “Day 8 – Hervey Bay – Day 5”
OK, this is a long one….
Up at 5:15 Ugh! It’s about 30 or 40 mins to get over to River Heads by 6:25, ready for the 6:45 ferry. Joy! It’s still dark as we take off.Continue reading “Day 7 – Fraser Island”
Mark and Lisa leave today, so a 2-3hr drive for them to the Airport at the Sunshine coast. At least from there it is a direct flight home to Melbourne. So finally we get some family photos, all at the last minute of course.Continue reading “Day 6 – Hervey Bay – Day 3”
Like yesterday a casual morning. During the morning, I go to check if the car will start, nope!. I jumper it off the 2nd battery again and leave it running for a while. With the scangauge I know it’s putting in close to 14v. I give to about 40mins to charge.Continue reading “Day 5 – Hervey Bay – Day 2”
Relaxed Morning, the day is overcast and a little drizzly. Dawn has all these possum boxes around the house and most of them are full. One is pretty close to the deck and as the morning wears on we see a little face sticking out. While they are nocturnal, that doesn’t stop us feeding some banana to the Possum this morning. The banana has just come out of the fridge, so when she doesn’t come out straight away for a second helping we figure it might be brain freeze. Eventually she pops up again, and this time Caitlin gets a turn.Continue reading “Day 4 – Hervey Bay – Day 1”