This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2000 Travels May 9

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TUESDAY 9 MAY     RUBYVALE

Up early again. John took Truck to get the tyres done, then walked back to the unit for breakfast.

All was done by 10am.

We went and did a big grocery shop. whilst in the “big smoke”, and then headed out.

We ate a foccacia bread lunch, with donuts as an extra for John – while we travelled.

This time, we could see the scenery, which was quite interesting. The Blackdown Tableland National Park presented as a low-ish escarpment to the south.

We did not see as many coal trains.

John was really pleased with the “feel” of the new tyres.

In Emerald, we got fuel – 83cpl – and I dropped off a film for processing. I’d tried to get it done at a shop in Rockhampton, but their machine had broken.

Got back to Rubyvale about 4.30pm. The caravan park was noticeably drier – in just two days! We had new neighbours – a couple from Port Macquarie. who travel for a few months every year. Guessed that might be us, at some future time.

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Dried out camp but dirty Truck

We had to do a big unpack and put away of all the shopping.

Tea was chow mein and bread.

I appreciated being back in my own bed. Early night was needed, after our more than 700kms round tripping of the past couple of days.

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