Saturday, July 22, 2017

Gayndah to Biloela via Cracow and Theodore. Sat July 22nd

Frost again!

Away by 9:30. Heading for Theodore. Reputedly designed by Walter Burley Griffin, but I can find no evidence this is true!

Stopped at Eidsvold home of the RM Williams Bush  Learning Centre.
Then west to Theodore via the quiant old mining town of Cracow. Had seen better days, although there was plenty of evidence that mining had resumed. Evolution Mining appears to have reopened the mine.

Diverse countryside with indications of irrigation as we got closer to Theodore where we stopped for lunch, unfortunately we just missed the IGA closing at 1pm! Made do with a meal at the cafe next door. Enjoyed all day breakfast menu.

Online search indicated best spot for cheap camping with a hot shower was back east to Biloela. So north to Banana

then east to Biloela to the Heritage RV campground. $10 each including showers.  Site designed for self-contained RV's and caravans. Our "allocated" spot was slap bang in the middle of diverse RV's and caravans. We ignored this and set up camp further out on an adjacent paddock. Softer ground and easier to get tent pegs in.

Longest day yet - 325 km. Good riding on mostly excellent quiet roads.

Stroll to shops for dinner snacks, with a stop at the pub for a cleansing ale.

Tomorrow we push north up the Fitzroy Developmental Road and towards Middlemount.

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