Up until yesterday I had a brief stop over at my Aunty & Uncles near the historic town of Herberton – a good chance to give the bikes a once over and catch up on uni work. But that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle – I went and visited the historic village just on the northern outskirts of the town. I’ll let the pictures explain, but suffice to say this place was something special and is not to be missed if you ever find yourself up this way
Some of you may have noticed the tag on some of my posts by now – science and technology. Well this post will exemplify that, as it is not a progress update but is solely some musings I have had time to think about whilst travelling centred around the use of technology in society today, a personal topic of interest for me (given that I am an IT student). If you’re here solely for trip updates you may wish to skip this post
As some of you may have noticed, I’m overdue for an update. The reason is since St Lawrence I had a goal in mind – I was keen to make my way to Cairns to finish some uni work as my laptop was flat, and when I finally had it charged I didn’t have reception. So the end result was a hair over 900km in 2 days but wow, it was worth it!
Bigger day today, straight through from Agnes Waters to St Lawrence – 410km. Not much to show as we were keen to rack down some kilometres. We basically picked the nearest campsite to Mackay on WikiCamps and went for it.
First stop after riding or driving on a beach? Car wash to get all the salt off!
After spending one night at Fraser we decided it was best to keep moving (given our lack of fuel and water). We left at low tide this time which made things easier but it certainly wasn’t a walk in the park. Fortunately I got a video this time. Looks easy, wait until we hit the soft sand…
After a peaceful night sleep (thankfully the swags actually turned out to be quite comfortable) we awoke at daybreak at 5:30am.
This post marks a turning point for the trip, or the beginning of the trip proper you could say. I met with Alex and his DR650 at 3PM in Petrie – destination Mapleton National Park. Brisbane was a stop over and was more of a social visit for us both to catch up with family and friends and marked one of the few stop-over in a major city we would have on this trip; we will be camping for the majority from here on out.