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Day 106 – 2nd December

Posted by TravellingStrom on December 2, 2008

Well, I did wake up around 5am when Jim was getting ready for work, but then I woke again just as he was riding off, I had nodded off again. But, we had said our goodbyes last night anyway. I packed up, which did not take long and said goodbye to all the frogs 🙂 And goodbye to Lesley as well and thanks a bunch for having me there, I enjoyed the stay and it was very relaxing, see you both in the states maybe.

I had a quick breakfast across from the fuel stop and here you can see how invasive the Prickly Pear really is, if given the chance.

Off down the road towards Toowoomba I saw the following fields of weird looking grass mounds, I had seen them on the way in and the fields had cows in them.

Another thing I had seen on the way to Chinchilla was at the end of a few kilometres of Sorghum fields. It looked to me like an ants nest and the crop had not grown in that bit, I was a bit concerned about whether it was fire ants or not, so I decided to have a decko on the way back. I finally found the place and it turned out just to be good old meat ants 🙂

I finally got to Toowoomba and headed north to Esk, this road was fast and windy, quite nice country with some good views.

After Esk and towards Kilcoy it became more twisty and fun.

Then around the Somerset dam area it was mixed fast and straight then tight turns around the lake itself.

By now it was getting very hot, I was also quite tired so after some lunch in Kilcoy I headed towards the coast, I decided Caboolture would be a good place to stay. I did not know about all the road works though and it took ages to get there and when I did, the only caravan park in the area was right on the main freeway, plus it had major road construction happening right on that corner 😦 The visitors centre said the road works go until 4am, so that was not an option. In the end I cheated and stopped in a motel. I was going to have to get used to riding up here again, that is, get on the road early and stop early in the heat of the day. I had a relaxing afternoon and evening, I did some blog updates and some study for later on.

Day – 375km
Trip – 33,130km

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