A day doing nothing at 1770.

Trip Start Jan 23, 2013
Trip End Jul 23, 2013

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Flag of Australia  , Queensland,
Thursday, May 16, 2013

It was raining again. We were still shattered from the full on day yesterday but needed to move on from the campsite so decided to head to 1770.

The 3 hr drive was boring, made worse by the fact that it hammered down with rain. We drove through miles of sugar cane and macadamia nut plantations. We passed by a town called Bundaberg where there were some signs of life, but couldnt be bothered to stop. We then drove on to Agnes Waters and eventually reached 1770.

1770 is the only town in Australia that uses numbers instead of letters in its name. It was named after the year Captain Cook sailed into Queensland, on the Endeavour.

We found a campsite and settled in. Although it was only around 15:00 we both felt extremely sleepy, so had a couple of hours nap.

It rained throughout the whole day, gradually getting worse as night fell. I made a Steak dinner around 19:30 and we spent the rest of the evening watching TV.

As we were getting ready for bed, Terry noticed that the skylight was leaking. On closer inspection, we discovered a screw was missing from one corner of the skylight, but we had nothing to plug it. Initially, we made up the bed and placed a bowl on the bed at the point of drip, but whilst this was OK when we were awake it was more than likely the bowl would tip over as we moved during the night. Terry suddenly had a brainwave which he thought might work. He made up a kind of hammock by catching the four corners of a towel in the overhead cupboards and placed the bowl in it. It worked a treat and as we drifted off to sleep, we could hear the water dripping into it. We just had to hope the weight of the water wouldn't become to heavy, otherwise we might get a nasty awakening!
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mum on

Seems like you are getting more of your share of rain, here in Maine we could do with a good downpour......... I called Catherine yesterday to tell her I had booked my flight for the 19th of August , B.A, and staying till Sept 10th, hope that is O.K . Love you both.xxxxxxx

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