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August 5th 2014
Published: August 5th 2014
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I like Rainbow Beach very much. It is like a miniature version of Port Douglas without the heat and all the people. We spent the day investigate potential fishing sites, Inskip Point where the Fraser Island ferry leaves from, the shops and beaches. We also had a lovely lunch at Jilarty Café – good food and good value.

I like Rainbow Waters Caravan Park a lot too. We are just a very short stroll to the waters edge in a lovely grassed area. There are enough trees around us to give a “bush” feel without worrying about trees falling on us. There are lots of birds around, including magpies, butcher birds, bush turkeys and kookaburras. Frank was hand feeding dried biscuits to a magpie. Yes, I know, not standard magpie food, be it seemed to have enjoyed them. Usually we buy beef mince for our magpies at home. I am not sure I want to be so generous to strangers.

The only negative about the park is that the toilets are two hundred metres away. It could be embarrassing if leaving the journey too long. The good thing about the toilets is that they are two hundred metres away. That means after three days of being sedentary while we were travelling, we now have to walk 400 metres on a return trip to the loo. There have been quite a few kilometres clocked up today. We have a loo in the van, but I think it is a good idea to take advantage of the exercise opportunities. I might think differently in a day or so.

While on the subject of toilets, (sorry) not only are the toilets a long way away, but they have positive affirmations plastered all over them. Strangely the positive thoughts are not limited to the ‘Ladies’. Frank tells me that the ‘Gents’ loo has it’s fair share of positivity. I might share some of them with you in my next post.

One of the niceties of caravanning is the opportunity to meet a lot of new people. Today was no different. We seem to be a bit of a curiosity whenever we travel with our van. Usually it is because people are intrigued with our home-built fifth-wheeler. This morning we noticed two men talking and pointing in our direction. Eventually one of them came over to ask about our boat loader for about half an hour. Later in the day we ran into him again, with an hour long conversation ensuing. Covering caravans, boats and how bad the fishing has been. Great. I am sure we will meet many more people with interesting stories on this trip.

Tomorrow we will get up early to catch some bait so we can go fishing. I hope to share some fishing stories tomorrow.



















I like Rainbow Beach very much. It is like
a miniature version of Port Douglas without the heat and all the people. We
spent the day investigate potential fishing sites, Inskip Point where the
Fraser Island ferry leaves from, the shops and beaches. We also had a lovely
lunch at Jilarty Café – good food and good value.

I like Rainbow Waters Caravan Park a lot
too. We are just a very short stroll to the waters edge in a lovely grassed
area. There are enough trees around us to give a “bush” feel without worrying
about trees falling on us. There are
lots of birds around, including magpies, butcher birds, bush turkeys and
kookaburras. Frank was hand feeding
dried biscuits to a magpie. Yes, I know, not standard magpie food, be it seemed
to have enjoyed them. Usually we buy beef mince for our magpies at home.

The only negative about the park is that
the toilets are two hundred metres away. It could be embarrassing if leaving
the journey too long. The good thing about the toilets is that they are two
hundred metres away. That means after
three days of being sedentary while we were travelling, we now have to walk 400
metres on a return trip to the loo. There have been quite a few kilometres
clocked up today. We have a loo in the van, but I think it is a good idea to
take advantage of the exercise opportunities.
I might think differently in a day or so.

While on the subject of toilets, (sorry)
not only are the toilets a long way away, but they have positive affirmations
plastered all over them. Strangely the positive thoughts are not limited to the
‘Ladies’. Frank tells me that the ‘Gents’ loo has it’s fair share of
positivity. I might share some of them with you in my next post.

One of the niceties of caravanning is the
opportunity to meet a lot of new people. Today was no different. We seem to be a bit of a curiosity whenever we
travel with our van. Usually it is because people are intrigued with our
home-built fifth-wheeler. This morning we noticed two men talking and pointing
in our direction. Eventually one of them came over to ask about our boat loader
for about half an hour. Later in the day we ran into him again, with an hour long
conversation ensuing. Covering caravans, boats and how bad the fishing has
been. Great. I am sure we will meet many more people with interesting stories
on this trip.

Tomorrow we will get up early to catch some
bait so we can go fishing. I hope to share some fishing stories tomorrow.

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