Tuesday, April 23, 2013

South to Wagga - quarterly health check

Provisioning and on the road by 9:30 don't want to be on the Bruce Hwy during morning rush. Stopped at the truck stop at Caboolture for lunch about 1030am as brekkie was so early. Stopped again at Warrill View for a coffee break then on to Maryvale for a few beers at the pub, with Denis the publican, where I met two ladies travelling in their separate motor homes headed to Adelaide, Val and Beth each travelling with a dog.

Navigated the usual path to Narrandera via the Newell Hwy. North Star rest at Boggabilla. Mendooran camped by the river. Wanda Wandong camping ground in the Goobang National Park just north of Peak Hill and Mirrool Hotel where I had a few beers with Ben at the pub. Seems he has an offer or two for the sale of the pub. Hope it works out for him. Then Narrandera for just two nights on the blocks.

Spent a very pleasant week camped on the mighty Murray River at Cottadidda Reserve at Murray Valley National Park, Mulwala and Tocumwal before heading to Wagga and Wilks Park.

Caught up with Margaret at her new coffee shop. Good looking business and she's looking good as well. Took several days but had the various tests done and got mostly good results. Now free to move on again.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Cotton Tree till Easter

Booked into the Cotton Tree CP and got a good site till Easter when they are all booked out.  But that suits me it will be toooo crowded, busy and noisy.  Bloody holiday makers!

Recent storms here have taken the beach away at both Maroochy Surf Club and the Alex Headland Club.  The Maroochy club had to cart sand in so they could put on their annual carnival.

Did all the usual stuff I do when here.  Some motorhome maintenance and cleaning and the usual riding walking swimming etc.  Moved up the Maroochy Primary School during school holidays for the last couple of days before heading off again.  South this time I think.

 This rock is normal under several feet of sand.
Trucking sand up the beach.