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Travel Blogs from Gladstone
... on the board to get the sand off. Give it a good spank! Everyone likes a good morning spank. But it's not that kind of lesson Emily!" & "lie on the board on your tummy and place your hands under those 'two things'. Have a little play if you want, but it's not that kind of lesson Emily!". Eventually we got in to the water and started to walk out with our boards which in itself was a bit of a challenge when you're fighting strong currents ...
... in to try and kill off the flies. Thankfully the road here wasn’t rough so I was able to escape with some pace. About 40 mins later, the combo of speed with windows down and plenty of insect spray and my car was finally free of itchy little buggers.
I made my way into Rockhampton at about 11.30. There was a truck stop I could have crashed the night in on the way but rocky was only about an hours drive once I got back on the highway. Driving ...
30th July - Today we have travelled a couple of hundred klms to Gladstone. We had to backtrack through Biloela and then left the highway for a little detour past Callide Power Station and Callide Dam. The road was very narrow and windy and took us up on to the top of the range - some beautiful scenery but nowhere to stop for photos!!! Back on the highway into Gladstone, booked into the park, then Kevin needed ...
... in Brisbane today - at one stage we only had 25 mins between arrive and departure. It was now out to 30 mins but I was still nervous until I talked to Kathie at Jetset and then Mark who assured me it would all be fine and worst case scenario we would have to get the next flight to Sydney which would still be plenty of time given that our luggage was all checked in and we had all our boarding passes. But as you can see my fears ...
It was a very foggy start to the day which took until around 9am to start to clear... then it was beautiful blue skies again. After breakfast I got caught up on some washing which was all nice and dry by early afternoon. The domestics were followed by a trip to the local bakery to pick up some fresh bread for lunch.
By mid afternoon we were back on the river, sadly no luck again today with the fishing. Mark cleaned up the boat ...
Other places to stay in Gladstone
100 Goondoon Street , Gladstone | 4 star hotelfrom $123
22-24 Roseberry Street, Gladstone | 3 star hotelfrom $122
166 Auckland Street, Gladstone | Hotelfrom $133
20 - 24 William St., Gladstone | Hotelfrom $101