2014 cold beater travel blog

3 "Majestic" vans in a row

Bert HImkler plane replica

Depiction of Bert Hinler trying to fly




Shearing shed


Old house

Bakers cart

Hi All

Well it’s been a quiet week but we are getting nearer to our goal of warmer weather albeit slowly. We left Hervey Bay where it was cool and poor Barry had the worst site in the park ours not being much better both being seldom used and headed the 40kms to a small town called Howard. Has to be famous for something so we found out for the birthplace of an Australian Prime Minister Andrew Fisher and not much else but a quaint town and park regardless.

From there it was off to Bundaberg birthplace of another Australian famous person but this time an aviator named Bert Hinkler. We went to his museum and well done it was too, also on the list was a cooperage (where they make booze barrels) and the famous place of manufacture of the even more famous drink, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, free samples galore the whole range in fact left us with a sugar overload. Final exciting event in Bundy was a visit to Marco’s ophthalmologist where he was given an all clear over a small eye issue contracted in Holland though full recovery will be a couple more months.

Following all that excitement it was 300kms north to Rockhampton, located on the Tropic of Capricorn, and famous for beef and good steaks which we had at the famous Great Western Hotel. After a visit to Mount Archer we also paid a visit to an excellent heritage centre which we all really enjoyed but were running out f time to look at in depth. And the nights were cold.

And so the excitement continues as we head today (Saturday) for Mackay.

That’s all for now.


Mum and Dad

AA and UM

GM and GD

Anne and Marco


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