Sparky Travels

January 28, 2010

Central Queensland Coast

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We reached Rockhampton on Australia Day and discovered that the nearest celebrations were in the coastal town of Yepoon. The Yeppon promenade was  filled with stalls and a stage with live music, food, competitions and a fashion show. It was all a little bit tacky and low budget but it was nice to see how real Australians celebrate the day. We left before the fighting kicked off and had our own messy night of goon drinking in a motorist rest area.

We drove all day of the 27th and ended up at a campsite in the village of Seaforth, north of Mackay. The place was deserted and we had to phone up the caretaker to open the gates for us. We had a prime spot underneath a shady tree with a good breeze close to the beach. 20km or so into our drive to Airlie Beach the next day I caught a glimpse of a large insect disappearing onto the top of the car. A few minutes later we found out what it was. As we pulled up at a junction a hand-sized huntsman spider crawled right across the windscreen and disappeared from view. Thankfully it was on the outside and we spent the next few hours doing 100km-per-hour so surely it fell off at some point.

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