Camping at Yacka Day 98 Thursday 12th July 2018

Even though we were up and around at 7:30 am it took a long time to actually leave (why leave when it is so nice here!). After breakfast we walked into town and visited the IGA (supermarket) to get food for tonight, then really it was just a very slow getting of our things together.

Main street Laura

Trish in the best information centre ever

Trish left for the information centre where she volunteers some of her time so when we were packed it was a sad goodbye to Frank, and then a short cycle to pay Trish a visit in the information centre. The information centre in Laura is packed full of locally crafted or grown / produced gifts, well worth a look around. A repeat of a sad goodbye to Trish this time and it was off, but only as far as the chocolate shop next door, here they hand make chocolate (gosh how surprising I here you say!) we could not resist and left with a large bar of very nice dark chocolate.

Mmmmm chocolatey goodness

We left Trish and Frank’s with a bag of home grown oranges from this very tree

Leaving Laura on the Horrocks Highway we cycled 12 km to Gladstone the next town, here they boast the largest inland grain storage facility in the southern hemisphere where trucks bring the grain from the farms then it goes by rail to Port Adelaide for shipping worldwide.

The road leaving Gladstone

A similar distance took us into Georgetown again a lovely place, here we stopped and had lunch before continuing on southwards. Just as we left it started to spit with rain, so it was time for us to don our waterproofs.

Next in our the line of towns to cycle by was Gulnare, we did not visit this town though as it is set back from the main road a couple of kms.

Typical farmland we were cycling through

Finally we approached Yacka, about here the skies turned a very dark grey and we cycled the last 3 km into town in actual real rain for the first time since we have been in Australia. The town site is $15 a night with a shower and power if you need it, the pitches are nice and green (must be the rain!) and set behind the park.

After cooking our pretty average steak stew (the average part) and potato, sweet potato, carrot and broccoli (the nice part) dark had begun to make itself known so we called it a night.

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