Sunday, July 22, 2012

Carnarvon Gorge to Dululu

Sunday – 22nd July.

Carnarvon Gorge – Dululu

Ran out of WiFi time at Carnarvon. Was unable to upload any pics. Trying again now from Dululu using Telstra Broadband, but link is tenuous and keeps dropping out. Patience will be rewarded in the end.

So – todays riding. 12 km out on the unsealed section. Easier 1st thing in the morning rather than last thing after a long days riding. Or maybe we're just getting better?
Easy riding until we hit the Dawson Highway at Rolleston. More traffic on this road which links Emerald and Gladstone. Stopped at Moura for food supplies for dinner, before leaving the highway at Banana (named after a famous yellow bullock called Banana) and headed up toward Mount Morgan.
Reached Dululu at about 4. Set up camp at a 'free' campsite used by the ubiquitous grey nomads. Pub for a sundowner and then a quick evening meal.
Now trying to upload some pics from yesterday and today, but internet connection is a bit hit or miss.

Tomorrow we head towards Rockhampton and the coast via Mount Morgan – a famous old gold mining town. The road down from Mount Morgan to Rockhampton is supposed to be fun on a motorcycle! Tomorrow will tell.

The general idea is to find a beach-side caravan park / campground where we can spend at least two nights. Plenty of time to get to Airlie beach.

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