Had morning coffee with mike in his converted mini bus and talked more about additions we would both like to make to our rides. His is custom built as well! Talked a bit more about the history of Australia and in general just good banter. But after about an hour it was time for both of us to make a move and so I headed off. Its a bit cooler today, only 25 degrees.
I'm here in longreach now and thinking that maybe I am going to skip the Qantas Founders Museum for this trip and come back when I am with someone as I think this attraction might be more enjoyable with someone else. So Dad or Jason or Jay, might be some incentive to come visit me! Now to find out where to go today.
Made camp in small town called Bogantungan. There isn't much here, but its off the highway so that's nice. Just relaxing. Wanted to push on a little further but the next good stop isnt for another 236km and its already 4:30pm so its best to stop now. Will try to make the coast tomorrow, though that may not happen. The weather right now is rainy so I am just inside listening to some music and thinking what I would like to do. I have books, games, movies, photos to process and wiring to do but am not sure what to do. So will just relax and have a wander. Maybe an early night tonight so that I can do some serious KM's tomorrow.
A big day of driving for me. Did almost 800km on my own which got me from Boguntogun to Hervey bay. Once there I stopped at Doms place and had a chance for a shower then shave, then met up with Dom after her soccer game for dinner. Early to bed after a long day.
July 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Just a relaxing day hanging out at Doms. Time to clean out the car and give it a Vac, do some dishes and Laundry. Checked out doms office and just hung out. Did a little nature walk and went to the local opening of Naidoc week. Was nice to just relax without having to drive anywhere.
Only took out the camera once and got a picture of a sea eagle that dove down and grabbed what I thought was sea weed. Dom later confirmed that this was the case, and is currently using it for nesting material.
Left Hervey bay around noon and headed off to meet Leith in Balliina for the next day. Had quite a drive ahead of me. I did a fair bit of driving and ended up in a rest area just south of Toowoomba. It was nice and quiet but not very big.