Monday, September 24, 2012

Rainbow Beach to Hervey Bay

Rainbow beach - Poona
Easy drive to Poona some roadworks but ok. Poona is a small hamlet, 7km off the main road, on the mouth of the river.  Quiet, just a CP and a coffee shop, that of course, is closed today. Stayed just one night then on to Hervey Bay.

Booked into the Top Tourist CP for a week and rode to Woollies for provisions.  Nice bike paths all along the coast, north and south and back from the beach also.  Lots of bars and restaurants scattered about, a great tourist destination.  Most every chain store and service is available here as well.

The Fraser Coast Top Tourist Park is ideal to stop at.  As well as free Wifi it has a pool and spa and gates that are locked at night.  Its just a block or two to the beach and there is a pub nearby, ideal.  Alan from TCB turns up here after a day or two.  Great someone to ride with!

Prim my neighbour here at the CP is from Malaysia and was telling me Australians are very unhealthy and overweight because of the state funding of health care services.  We expect the government to look after us she tells me.  The funny thing is she is on the big side of obese and I think would just like someone to look after her and feed her as she gets old.

Got the bus into Maryborough, what a disappointment!  Some nice old pubs dating back to 1860s, Town Hall, PO etc but little else of interest.  Not much access or use of the river for tourism, surprising.  Coffee only $2.70, if quality dictates price, I got nothing for free.  No coffee culture here.

Had lunch at the Post Office hotel and then back to Hervey bay.

25th September headed of the Burrum Heads.

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 Mist in the morning
Hervey Bay marina