Sparky Travels

January 18, 2010

North of Brisbane

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Waking up with the sun slowly heating up the campervan, we made bacon sandwiches and returned to the now familiar Brisbane Central Post Office. My driving license still hadn’t arrived and due to it being Friday we’d have to wait till Monday to collect it.

We decided to head North for a few days so that we could cover some of the coast over the weekend. The first stop on the Bruce Highway - which leads up the coast eventually reaching Cairns - was Wild Horse Lookout. A short but steep walk up to the fire lookout which gave excellent views of the GlassHouse Mountains.

We reached the southern tip of the Sunshine Coast in the form of the seaside town of Caloundra. The bay here has a wide beach with shallow waters perfect for relaxing in. This evening we stayed at our first free rest stop and made a tasty butternut squash risotto. We pitched up at the same rest stop the next day once we’d splashed around on the beach.

On the 17th we drove the tourist route right through the Glass House Mountains, stopping for a sweltering trek around the base of Mount Tibrogargan and stopping at the various lookouts.

Our desire for free rest areas took us a bit far out of the way and probably cost the same in petrol as it would have been to just pay a campsite. We returned to Brisbane on the 18th praying that my driving license had arrived. Much to my relief it had and once we’d stopped off at the Spaceships office to fill in the paperwork I was able to get behind the wheel. We took the Bruce Highway North again in the direction of Noosa.

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