04.11.2013 - 04.11.2013 27 °C
Mary was raring to go and get it so off we drove and soon had a nice caravan parking spot near to the shopping centre (too many towns miss out on a lot of drive-through business because they simply can’t seem bothered by travellers who wish to spend money in their often failing little towns). However, after finding Crazy Clark’s shop there was only one item of the correct size and colour left. ARRRRGGHH.
Time for a coffee break. There was a familiar bakery right there and as Mary went to the bank to draw some needed cash I immediately saw the opportunity as they had a ‘coffee and cake’ for $6.30! So, I ordered mine and a coffee for Mary. Of course she HAD TO share MY cake when she arrived! Fortunately it was not only cheap for the Mudcake but very large too.
An occasional foray into one or two other shops failed to yield the one more (!!??) item needed and then we moved on to Woollies for some fresh bread before hitting the road again. Not far south of Gympie we actually hit a real Bruce Highway section that consisted of four lanes and beautifully made tarmac roadway that extended for several kilometres before – yep – more two-lane bumps.
Not long afterward we heard Tomtom tell us that we should turn off the highway/road/track and head toward Tewantin, the site for our final stay on this monumental nine month odyssey where we had managed a good deal for a couple of five-night packages. One for now and another after New Year when we needed a more relaxed break.
Arriving at the slightly misnamed Noosa Caravan Park in Tewantin, we were soon checked in and sited right next to our dear friends Rob and Margaret who must have lost their way coming down from Longreach and other places ‘west’. A nice warm welcome and we could see that this would be a pretty good spot to Mary’s major clean-up before arriving home later this week.