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Sleeping in Rockhampton. Meet some nice miners when we find a motel to stay in.
... bus where I slept for most of the journey before stopping for lunch in the town of Childers. The town was very small and there wasn't much to it so we were limited for our lunch choices. In the end I opted for a pie with a few others and then went to hunt for an Internet hotspot. It has been really difficult communicating with home as we've been so limited to computers and signal. Hopefully in the next few days things will change!, as even I have been missing home ...
... to see.
We took stops frequently and were relieved to reach Clairview in one piece!
We stopped only briefly in Mackay a big country town doing well because of the huge coal mines in the area and as the sugar capital of Australia. We had heard good reports of the little seaside village of Sarina so parked there for lunch on a ...
... it was easy to spot ten's of turtles in the sea and around the rocks below, We even saw a small reef shark lurking around. We sat up there for around 1 hour before taking a route around to see some more views but soon the clouds came in and we were literally in the clouds so decided to head back.That evening Binx (our 1st oz experience driver) and bud ( another driver we met at airlie) were both stopping at emu park so we enjoyed a few drinks and chat with them.
... I was awful at it and am now covered in speckled blue bruises all down my right side. Ben was good though and managed a good crack or two. Our final activity was mechanical bull riding! Another hilarious event and Ben managed to get to the final although couldn't beat his time of 5 seconds on level 3.
The rest of the evening was filled with lots of silly drinking games, competitions and a bit of line dancing. Such a funny day!