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Rachel & Kieron’s Travel Diary

Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008

Location: Bundaberg, QLD, Australia

MapWe really should stop choosing campsites in the dark. This one was very 'Bates Motel' and was next to a highway, a river and a train track. We quickly got ready and left. First stop of the day was the Bundaberg rum distillery, home of the nations favourite rum but virtually unknown anywhere else in the world as they only export 3% of production. We were shown round by yet another tour guide who had spent too long in his cage and learnt a lot about the rum making process. We had our free taste and left with a couple of bits of merchandise. Then we drove. And drove. And drove. Well, Kieron drove and Rachel was bored. We arrived at Rockhampton, beef capital of the country, with the plan of a bite to eat and then more driving but we got distracted by a super pub. We made a quick decision to find a campsite and then get installed in the pub which we did with great speed. As we were in beef country it was only right and prpoer that we sample the goods so we sat down to beef. Kieron had a large rump steak and Rachel (who's not overly keen on beef) had beef chilli nachos. Both meals were delicious especially when washed down with a bucket of wine. Reports of the camper van spinning were heard when we finally made it to bed.