Day One of the Adventure

It’s now over a week since I set off on my epic journey in Murtle the Turtle, the Toyota Coaster that is now my home.  I had a meeting to attend on Tuesday morning (8th August), returned home by midday, and after a few last minute tasks I set off. Both fuel tanks full and heading for Dalby.  Around 210 kms.

Brisbane to Dalby

Not having driven Murtle for some time – apart from to the Servo and down the street for filming for SBS, I was a bit tense about the drive.  But all turned out well – though my first minor drama was near Helidon when the visor on the bus started rattling and with a bang, pulled off and flipped onto the side of the road.  I saw it hit the road – and luckily not hit any following vehicles.  I could not stop, and I could not go back.

Day One of the Adventure 1

Dalby Tourist Park

I must say it was a relief to get to Dalby. Apart from the incident near Helidon it was an uneventful trip, though a few challenges going up the range, and having to change gears in heavy afternoon Toowoomba traffic was stressful. But I made it!!

Day One of the Adventure 2

Beside the Tourist Park

It is the first time I have stayed in a Caravan Park. I chose an unpowered site and set up. All pretty easy somehow. I was though very relieved and slept well!!

Good Morning Myall Creek

In the morning I went for a walk along the beautiful Myall Creek which borders the Caravan Park, and took a few photos.  It’s a pretty spot and there are moor hens and ducks galore that clearly like those walking on the path to feed them.  Two ducks were very optimistic when they approached me, but I didn’t have anything to give them.

After a short wander around the creek I returned and a tidied up of the van, I set off again.  This time planning to stop at Roma.

Day One of the Adventure 3

How do you say it?  Bungeworgorai Creek?








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