The Long Trip begins.
I’d packed the car the night before and set off around 7.30 am on Saturday April 2nd. All went well until Toowoomba, when I took the wrong turn, and ended up on the new ring round around the city. Nowhere to turn back, but still headed somewhat in the right direction.
Just past Toowoomba,I tried to divert and miss Dalby, which I did, but not before I’d been caught up in flooded and blocked roads. I couldn’t work out how to get out of the flooded area. The houses along the way were blocked off by floods and there was no one to ask, but I did eventually find a helpful gent. Back on the road again, and eventually made it out of the chaos.
Eventually, somewhat later than planned I reached my destination for the night. St George. The 512 km trip was much longer for me that day – slower, as I dodged damaged roads, minor flooding etc. Scary.
Eventually, I arrived at St George on the Balonne River. Despite warnings from people along the way, the road was not closed and was safe to drive on, and not much traffic in either direction. The damage to the roads was alarming and still spots where water was partly over the road. Glad to arrive at my destination in one piece!
Good to get a good rest in St George before heading off the next day.