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Published: December 6th 2015
Saturday 5 December
We awoke at 8.30 am after our late night and had a slow start.
During the morning a massive convoy off motorcycles went by, with teddy bears and xmas decorations and of course Santa - on a motorcycle, looking it up later it appears to be The Salvation Army Toy Run.
We took a walk across the road to the restaurant in the windmill and had some breakfast.
Pat ordered poached eggs on toast and I had the big breakfast. With an English Breakfast pot of tea and an iced frappe came to AUS$38.50. My breakfast had eggs, bacon, sausage, sourdough, with red onion, mushroom and spinach relish. Lovely.
Then down to the seafront after browsing through some shops on the way at which Pat bought an ankle bracelet.
We had discussed visting the Mon Repos turtle site during daylight hours and we took a drive after breakfast.
There were two cars in the car park and all was quiet. Pat had heard them saying a locator number last night and we walked out in to the beach and found our way to the relevant place.
As we walked along
we noticed traces of the tracks of the previous nights landings of turtles going up to the dunes.
We returned and Pat had some shopping requirements for cosmetics, that didn't need me breathing down her neck, so went out on her own at 1.30 pm in the car. I had some financial things to do on the internet and the time shot passed until Pat returned at 2.45 pm.
A further quiet time, including a short snooze and we went out for dinner at 7.00 pm.
A place on the corner by the seafront was our first choice and reading the menu outside, looked like we could find something we liked, in fact several things.
The place is called Kacy's, a motel restaurant bar and was buzzing. Pat chose a steak and I had a beef tortilla salad. Very decorated for christmas and a notch above some places, the meal with drinks came to AUS$71.00 and very nice it was too.
An amble back to the chalet, time 8.30 pm.
Sunday 6 December
A disturbed night as there was a great deal of noise in the early hours. The lady on reception told me later that a guy been violent when she asked him to calm down and the police had been in attendance. We were not involved.
We had got back to sleep and woke at 7.30 am. We packed and readied ourselves and left about 9.30 am.
Accommodation has been booked tonight at a motel in Carboolture, a short distance before Brisbane.
So we headed off towards the A1 Bruce highway. A quick stop for petrol at Woolworths and we said goodbye to Bargara.
The A1 would take us all the way, but we cut off on a back route after Maryborough to take us to a place called Tin Can Bay, well you have to go there when it's called something like that!
We saw a massive orchard and didn't know what the fruit was, we think they were macadamia nuts, but will do some research.
We drove through endless managed pine forests to get there. We arrived at 12.30 pm and Tin Can Bay was more commercial fishing than touristy, but we found a little cafe and had a chicken sandwich and quiche with chips.
They have a dolphin feeding experience here the same as Monkey Mia.
Back on the road, eventually rejoining the A1 at Gympie. We stopped for a moment to take a picture of Pengellys bridge. The A1 becomes the M1 and was really busy with traffic, we guessed returning to Brisbane at the end of the weekend.
We got off the M1 on our exit to Carboolture and Pat guided us into the motel.
We checked in and went to the room. Time 4.30 pm, distance today 375 kilometres.
Also fyi we went passed the Big Pineapple today but didn't take a picture.
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