I had a look at Google Earth last night to determine the camping site we had been looking for yesterday. Fortunately we returned when we did, because without the coordinates we would've never been able to find the spot. It was on the side road off the road we were travelling, but the name was completely different from the one mentioned in the book. So, we were glad we hadn't taken our chances in this kind of weather.
Anyway, we were heading for Toowoomba and made for our favorite rest area past Toowoomba on the Warrigo Highway for morning tea. We stayed inside as it was still wet outside. As we had plenty of time and weren't in a hurry to get home we decided to take a scenic route through the Brisbane Valley. Not that we saw a lot, with the top of Mt Glorious and Mt Mee shrouded in clouds, but it still was a beautiful drive.
Very hilly and it really tested our skills with the ten gears and the power brake, but worth its while. A few of the climbs and descents were 15%, but the van made it to the top, albeit very, very slow. But hey, we're on holidays. No hurry! We stopped for lunch alongside one of the fast running creeks (no wonder Wivenhoe dam is 100% full) in beautiful rainforest. Our next stop in the afternoon was in Mt Mee State Forest. Again beautiful surroundings, but still wet, wet, wet! Misty didn't mind. She enjoyed the view from behind the glass:
After the last stop at Mt Mee it didn't take us long to get home. From Mt Mee it's a short distance to Caboolture and from there to Bribie Island is roughly 20 minutes. A bit longer in wet weather probably. At home it was dry, and appeared to have been dry all day, so we were lucky to be able to unload the van in record time and have a bit of quiet time before dinner. I still have a picture of our stay at the caravan park near Stanthorpe (from Frank's camera, which I could download on my pc), so that's the last bit for this short break:
|Marion updating the blog on the laptop|