We decided to take advantage of being near Rockhampton which is reputed to be Australia's beef capital and went and stayed at a cattle farm retreat last night. It was nice to get away from the boat and Debi felt very nostalgic being on a cattle farm again. It was in fact very reminiscent of the South African farm, being very dry and breeding cattle that are resilient to these conditions. The cabin we stayed in was nice and faced onto Hedlow Creek. We went for an afternoon canoe down the creek but having two of us in the same canoe trying to coordinate paddling seems like grounds for divorce! We had a real wood BBQ (braai) in the evening washed down with some nice red stuff.
We are back onboard X-Pat now and hoping to set sail tomorrow morning when the wind is supposed to die down a bit. Watch this space.
|The grounds for divorce safely back on the jetty|
|One of the inhabitants|
|A group of locals|