WEDNESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER THEODORE TO MILES 240kms
Got a good early start today, leaving Theodore at 8.30am.
The day was hot. The road was somewhat bouncy in sections. Reached Miles about midday.
Refuelled at Miles – $1.629 cpl.
Our friends had arranged with the Showgrounds caretaking lady for us to have a spot near them. It allowed us to keep the car attached and to have power. Those were the pluses. The minus was that we had to park right next to a very large shed, and on a slight sideways slope. Not a great outlook. But I guess one doesn’t go to places like these for the views. We could walk Couey – on the lead – around the perimeter of the Showgrounds.
It was great to see V and F again. Hadn’t seen F since we last camped together, in 2005. Though we’d had lots of phone chats, nothing beats the actual company. He looked a lot fitter than I’d expected, given some recent health issues. They had been as far north as Cooktown, for the wedding of friends’ son.
After setting up – didn’t take long – we sat around and chatted for the rest of the day.
I was not particularly impressed with the Miles Showgrounds camp. The amenities were a bit too rustic to be worth the $20 we paid to stay here. Theodore was better.
I cooked sausages and fries for tea, and we got together outside, to eat. After, that, retired to our respective homes on wheels.