Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Camping on our own Doorstep.

It's quantum leap time. We will get around to filling in the dates leading up to this date, especially as they contain some of our most enjoyable times in Oz, with Brian and Audrey Adams.

But it's all happening so quickly, we're now on tour, in a tent; Ellida is on the hard at Bundaberg to sit out the cyclone season whilst we embark on what we hope will be our 6 month, 15,000 kms trip to see all except the southeast of Australia ...which we did with Brian and Audrey ...which I will fill in later ...which brings me back to where I started.
We left the Marina and booked in a Burnett Heads Caravan Park, just 800 metres away as the Ibis flies. Very sensibly we thought that we could try out tent living whilst we still able to go back and grab the forgotten item. And we did, several times.
In a way it was a baptism of fire. Burnett Heads was enjoying a four or five day spell of high wind and it was blowing hard as we erected our little dome tent for the first time. It went pretty smoothly really all things considered and the tent withstood the blow very well.

The nights were puctuated by a rhythmic 'hooting', more a sort of 'poooom, pooom' sound that went on for several minutes at a time, ending with a crescendo of pooms before stopping for a break.

The next day I traced the origin, the mysterious 'poom' bird. Extraordinarily hard to spot, it was a Tawny Frog Mouth. Not extrememly rare, but rarely seen ...for obvious reasons.
Our first target destination is the National Park at Cania Gorge.

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