The road here from Rolleston was probably the roughest Qld bitumen road we’ve encountered so far on any of our trips. We spent last night at the Dawson River Rest Area. It is a lovely spot on the banks of the river.
The rest stop is beside the highway but far enough away from the highway for its traffic not to be a problem. The town of Moura, Queensland is 7 kms away.
There’s heaps of room, nicely mown grass, hot showers, toilets and even free firewood delivered by a ranger. There is an honesty box for donations.
While maybe you’d like to catch a Barramundi which are apparently kept stocked in the river, as we’ve said before, we are not really fishermen.
While we were looking for a spot to camp, we noticed some serious noise coming from our gears, they were slipping. This is so serious that Rob has to investigate.
|You can see the stretched chain here – it should be hanging like that!|
Though there are problems to be expected from an old bus, we certainly didn’t expect to have problems with our gear chain as that was fully replaced with brand new ones that we had to have made for us in America just 14,000km ago. The bad news is that the chain has stretched. Rob doesn’t want to move on until he can do something. He decides to make a run to Bundaberg and pick up a nylon block or two to do a temporary fix.