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Published: December 3rd 2009
We did one week of capsicum picking and that was enough for us. Our back was just too painful so we decided not to do it anymore. We got new work on Monday, mango picking. The work is easy but when you break the mangos off the tree there is a sap coming out which burns your skin. Some people react more to it than others. My skin was alright but Jonas ‘ was really bad (it was already getting better on the photos). So we weren’t too disappointed when we found out that there won’t be any work for the next week.
The last week we worked for a painter. Definitely the best job we had here so far. Inside, long breaks, didn’t have to drive our own car and Daniel (the painter) was really nice. He invited us to his house after the first day of work, offered us beer and snacks. After we finished work on Friday he invited us to stay the last night at his house, so we don’t have to pay for the hostel. He was on a party that night but just let the house open for us. Really nice of them and we
enjoyed having a bed with a television 😉 we got breakfast the next morning. They gave us some pillows and towels they didn’t need anymore and so on. Well Australian hospitality….
So we started to travel on Saturday again and went to Cape Hillisborough national park first. A nice place about 300km south of air. Beautiful coastline and lots of kangaroos. We went for a hiking trip next morning and after a shower we left for rockhampton. We nearly run out of petrol on the last 50km (the tank was really empty for a long time and u don’t want to be in the bush in the middle of the night) but we got there in the end. We spend the night at top of mount acher with a amazing view over rockhampton….
Monday morning we went into rockhampton to get a haircut and buy some stuff. After that we drove south to Agnes Water and Town of 1770. Agnes Water was the first surfing beach we went to and Town of 1770 is the place where captain cook stop the first time in down under. But it wasnt that much to see there really. We stayed the
night at a quite back street and left the next morning quite early. The next stop Bundaberg. The home of bundaberg rum so we obviously went to the rum distillery and tried some rum. Unlucky I left the light on from the car so the battery was flat when we wanted to leave. It was so dead we couldnt even push start it. But austrlian hospitality saved us once more. Someone saw us pushing the car and allowed us to push it into his drive. HE had battery charger as well so we could leave quite soon again. Not far from Bundaberg is Mon Repos. A beach where turtles lie their eggs from november to january. We booked a tour with some rangers for the night. It was an amazing experience. We saw a 1 meter long (absolutely massive) turtle lying her eggs on the beach.
Yesterday arrived in hervey bay. Just a few km from fraser island away. We booked a tour for friday and saturday so we have some time to go to the beach (as we finally are far enough south to swim again. No crocs no dangerous jellyfish anymore. Now u get sharks and dangerous
currents though. But harvey bay is save coz it is protected by fraser island)
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