We went to the Eumundi markets on Saturday morning. There were heaps of people around and a lot on offer but we left empty handed.
We took the beach route to Rainbow Beach. All was fine in the early parts; it wasn't until the last 10-15 kms that things got interesting.
We were directed along a track that would take us into Rainbow Beach however we didn't realise until we were upon it that this track was via another beach and the tide was starting to come in. Once we were on the beach, David said we couldn't get off the way we had just come as we didn't have enough room for a run up with the camper on the back. We continued around the beach only to pass cars who were turning around as they felt it might be too tight. Fortunately, with David having ridden the track already he said the only bad part were some trees and we had just got through them. However, that didn't stop either of us worrying with no traffic coming the other way - we thought we might get stuck. David, with some superb driving, did manage to get us off the beach including up the steep and crumbling exit ramp. I think we were both relieved when we saw the bitumen.
We got chatting to a bloke at the caravan park in Rainbow Beach - he was telling us about his travels around Australia that lasted 4 years back in the eighties starting out as a 21 year old. Could we be on the road for that long???
We had dinner in the surf club, which had lovely views of the treacherous trip up the beach we had endured that day - it gave us the opportunity to reminisce!