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355 km of nothing.


Finally back in the civilisationen after 355 km of nothing but a road and bushland, It have been the most boring ride of the 2200 km we have done so far, We left Rockhampton Thursday morning for a 110 km ride to a little place called Marlborough, they had one petrol station there and a pub with Caravan park so we camped there for the night and had dinner in the pub there together with few beers. The only sign of life between Rockhampton and Marlborough was a little petrol station 36 km after Rockhampton, i had a nasty fall half way to Marlborough too. it was a pole laying across the side of the road and i didn't see it and my bike slipped on it. I cut my knee, nothing bad, but it was sore!

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The following morning we had another 110 km ride to Clairview and again it was nothing along the way. So we stoped at the petrol station in Marlborough and had a big meal, a workers burger and ice cream before we headed of on our big day.

Around lunch time we stopped at a rest place and had eggs and toast. We bought eggs and toast before we left Rockhampton. We also meet some very friendly people there, one lady came up and asked if we wanted hot water for tea or coffee and she gave us two cups as well and coffee for Jakob and hot water for me and I had my own tea bags, and before we left another lady came up and asked if we needed anything, water, fruit etc. but we were fine then. So many friendly people here that coming up and talking to you.

We got to Clairview in the afternoon, just in time to get the tent up before it got dark.

After that we went straight for a shower and then to the little restaurant/bar. They had happy hour so we enjoyed a few beers and ordered food. The choices are very limited at places like this, we got chips with fish and calamari, it was ok, but usually we don't eat deep fried food.

The camping was really nice, right on the beach, (don't stress, no Crocodiles there) outside the bar they had an bonfire, we were sitting there and drinking beers and meet a couple of nice Aussies, they were traveling up to the top of Australia with caravan. great thing to do when you are retired. You see so many old people traveling with caravan here.