Monday, May 5, 2014
Jandowae to Mundubbera
Cummulative totals = 2106km and 22,107km
Black Stump rest area = free
Well we made the right decision in changing from heading west to going north. We woke on Saturday morning to find the wind blowing from the west like it was forecasted and it was blowing hard!
We left Jandowae around 8am and the road continues north, fortunately for us we had a tree line on our left so that blocked alot of the wind coming at us from the west. We had this tree line for the first 30km and then the trees thinned out a bit but the wind was okay ... the road is very quiet so it didn't matter if we got blown into the middle of the road.
The road is still flat and the road runs north, then east a bit, then north, then east a bit, then north, then east a bit! and finally continues north!!! We were carrying a full load of drinking water and had intended to pick up water for the bladders at Durong.
There is not much out here of interest but we did come across these little creations outside someones farm ...
We set up tent, had a wash and cuppa and there was enough time for dinner - pearl cous cous with tomato vege and lentil soup before it was dark
Cuppa was at our usual spots - some farmers driveway!
We did buy some local madarins from the IGA and they were delicious. We came to the rest area and we quickly set up tent, had a wash and had a late lunch or early dinner of bacon and egg sandwiches (it is getting a little hard to stick to the vegetarian diet with such limited cooking facilities so the odd meat meal slips in every now and then!) Then we sat down to watch the Geelong vs. Richmond game (we missed the first quarter) at half time we had a cuppa and then 3/4 time we polished of a 1kg tub of vanilla custard (marked down of course!!!) mmmmmmmmm it was delicious ... now our tummies are full! Tomorrow we have a short day to Eidsvold.