No wonder there are no "tenters" here
Trip Start Jan 02, 2013
53Trip End Mar 23, 2013
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We didn't get stung....
Then we launched the car South intending to break the back of the journey to Brisbane. Until we shredded a tyre at 100kps. Completely destroyed it!
Within seconds, two travellers had stopped to offer assistance
Anyway, that forced us into immediate action. We needed a replacement tyre so we sought out tyre depots and campsites in Proserpine, a place that the Lonely Planet suggests "not many travellers find any good reason to visit here, let alone stop here!"
Found the tyre place, which was shut so went and checked in to the campsite. "It's strange" said the owner "but we've only got one other tent here. All the rest are caravanners".
The notices displayed around the camp might give a hint to why that may be. "Campers please note. Snakes are active here currently. Always wear shoes. Always carry a spotlight. Be vigilant. Don't tackle them (yeah right!!)"
And perhaps a lot of you know how I feel about snakes. I'm lying in my tent, all zipped up, and dreading the time when I have to pop to the bathroom.....
I'll write more tomorrow - if I survive the night...