The Adventure Continues
04.02.2015 - 06.02.2015 25 °C
Okay so once I started I couldn't stop, so I'll make the most of the free wifi while I've got it. I'm currently on a driving break at Gladstone, but I'll fill you in on the last few days first first.
Wed 4th: So far no more dramas. I've decided to spend one more day on the Sunshine Coast before moving on to Hervey Bay. I've got a day trip booked to travel over to see Frasier Island tomorrow so I don't want to miss that. To be honest, I think if I did miss that it would still be covered by my insurance considering the accident, but I think I'll avoid adding to the paperwork. I've been exploring Noosa national park and Sunrise beach today, and it's complete paradise. Honestly I could easily spend the rest of the holiday here, but this trip's about the adventure, and the Kimberley awaits! There are so many wild turkeys around here, it's amazing. Hope I don't hit one with the camper! That would be just my luck.
Thurs 5th: Camped yesteday night at the Great Sandy National Park, and woke up to an amazing sunrise. Then realised I wasn't allowed to park where I was without a permit so I shuffled on pretty quickly after that! I should probably just buy a universal pass for camper-parks... if they exist? Arrived in Hervey Bay with two hours to spare, so I spent my time exploring the town. So many historic things to see. Also cooked a fry-up on the camper's built in stove for late breakfast. I would 100% recommend anyone doing a roadtrip get a camper just for the convenience of having a kitchen alone. Never felt so independent and free. Currently on the ferry over to Frasier island. Excited!!!
Fri 6th: Yesterday was amazing. Drinks on Frasier, met some amazing people, guided tour of the island, and a trip to the center where the bluest cleanest freshwater lake you'll ever see is located. It is a must visit spot! Headed back to the mainland around 10pm and fell straight asleep in the camper. Early start to avoid paying for parking again and I headed off to see how much headway to Townsville. It's a 13 hour drive and I've still got about 4 hours sunlight left, so I'll see how far I can hold out. One of the great things about not being tied to hotels, you can stop and start as you please. Currently pulled over in gladstone to cook lunch, but saw a bakery and now I'm considering just buying a pie and some pastries for the road. Got to keep driving!
So that's where I'm at so far. So many amazing sights already, from the Glasshouse mountains, to Noosa, to my definite favorite Frasier Island. Still a long way to go to reach the Kimberley, haven't even left Queensland yet, but I'm sure my trusty camper and some serious driving will get me there with plenty of time to spare. Speaking of which, I better get a move on! Townsville here I come!