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Saturday 10th August

We weren’t traveling to far today and both of us our feeling fat and sluggish. I can’t remember the last time either of us did any exercise and were feeling it.

So the plan was to find a nice place to go for a walk. Looking at the map there’s a place called Tin Can Bay right next to a beach called rainbow. A good a place as any we headed there.

A beautiful coastal walk, we walked about 3 miles that’ll do for a start.

Then onto the town where we have pinpointed a campsite for the night. Maryborough, the buildings our very deco but a bit shabby it has a good feel about the place. We stopped in a coffee shop and watched the world go by.

The author of Mary poppins came from here and there are little signs of her all over the town including the pedestrian crossings. Cool.

Friday 9th August

We left the Pacific coast highway for a bit today as we had heard about a small town just west of the coast Nimbin. This is a real alternative type town full of vibrant colours and cannabis shops. It was the host of the Aquarius music festival in 1970 and it still has that feel about it.

We wandered around the shops and had a cup of tea before moving on. The road took us through stunning countryside, winding around the mountains until we joined the Pacific coast highway again.

We couldn’t find a campsite for tonight so we have ended up in a room above a bar in gympie.

There is a d j playing until 2am and our room is directly above him it’s loud but hopefully I will manage to get some sleep.