Travel Blogs from Gladstone
Well I've just checked out my countdown app on my Ipad and its now only hours to go. Funny how it seems to go quite slowly for a while, then at the end the time just whizzes by.
So far mostly everything is going according to plan. Our bags are packed and ready to go. I think there might be a couple of little things which need to be popped in today but ...
... get together in the bar of our hotel in Vancouver and enjoy a couple of quiet drinks on the eve of our cruise departure. So I floated the idea on both the above sites. I got a great response and realised a couple of things. First that our hotel didn't have it's own bar - it only had a brewery owned restaurant/bar as part of the complex and secondly, as the responses kept coming, that we wouldn't be able to just waltz into a bar and meet up - there were going ...
... seeing it was Tuesday today, we could get KFC on the cheap I think it was 9 pieces for $9.95!! What a bargain!! Guess what?? No KFC in Marlborough!! We looked in the door of the pub and debated wether to have dinner there,in the end we decided not, so we went on to the St Lawrence Rest Area. Best rest area ever at St Lawrence (where you can even get a coffee when the shop is open. Separate areas for trucks ...
I volunteered to drive home from here so, next stop was to get fuel and use the toilet in Sarina around 2:30. It was another 3 hours to Rocky and a pretty good stretch of Road with 110 zones and not much traffic. We stopped at McDonalds in Rocky to use the toilet and Dylan tried some gluten free cake.
The road back to Gladstone from Rocky is shocking, with roadworks most ...
... we have 3 more before we disembark + a tropical evening, a nautical evening and an international evening, always good fun on these speciality evenings to see the different and colourful attires. Everyone is hoping that these rain clouds pass by the time we arrive at Hamilton Island tomorrow, David & I are booked to go out on a catamaran and hopefully do some snorkelling around the reef, so keeping fingers crossed the weather ...
Other places to stay in Gladstone
100 Goondoon Street , Gladstone | 4 star hotelfrom $145
22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone | 3 star hotelfrom $141
166 Auckland Street, Gladstone | Hotelfrom $133
20 - 24 William St., Gladstone | Hotelfrom $163