Bargara & the Hill
Sep 8, 2013
Our new tyres are on and we left Gracemere on a sunny morning heading south. Only a slight drama with the tyres, the wrong ones were sent, wrong weight rating for the truck and towing. A quick ring around the right tyres were found and fitted for the same price. Had excellent service from Ultra Tune. On arriving back at the park we soon discovered we were surrounded by ex navy. Lucky Blues not here he may have felt left out being ex RAAF lol.
There is wall to wall trucks, caravans and cars mixed in with roadworks but every one is travelling well and it is smooth going. The sun is disappearing and the clouds are getting thicker but no rain yet.
We have decided we have had enough travelling. Spending the night at Rosedale caravan park. We can park anywhere but inside the yellow lines, there is a footie match on tonight. The park is behind the hotel, very run down. A few permanents living in some very old vans. The ladies toilet is locked, the mens are not. Still didn't stop a man having a shower in the ladies. The family next to us were not happy and had a few words. The permanent with him told him to not worry about us randoms and led him away. A very interesting night, not on our list to revisit.
Today we are heading to Bundaberg. Arriving at the Glennlodge caravan park a bit after 10am. Just finished setting up when the rain and wind hit. There are two Aldi's here so we will be having our shopping fix today.
Checking out the area today we drove to Bargara Beach. A beautiful beachside paradise. We enjoyed our walk along the foreshore enjoying the views of the Coral Sea. The surfing and swimming beaches are stinger free, safe and patrolled for all ages. Buying fish and chips for lunch we head back to the foreshore where there is plenty of seating available.
On the way back we found Bundaberg's only hill.
Although only 96 metres above sea level it offers beautiful views over the whole area. Known as The Hummock which is the remains of a volcano. Bargara coastline has some of Australia's pristine coral reefs thanks to the basalt headlands that are the remnants from the eruption's of The Hummock volcano.