A very long day driving. Roughly 12 hours a total over 2 days of 16hrs. That is 1200km since leaving the rental place, I don't think I have driven that much in my life before, plenty more k's to go before this trip Oz ends. We might even have to take it in for a service ;-). The countryside is spectacular it is tropical planes, reminds me of the area around Cartagena unfortunately we had no time to stop. We briefly stopped at Rockhampton for a quick lunch and called the agency to advise we would not get there, here we briefly had our hopes raised that we only had about 4.5 hours until Airlie beach.
We finally arrived at 8pm. Found a campsite and registered for 2 people and unpowered. A nice meal of Cous Cous followed with a bottle of red wine. All very civilized. This is how you should travel, all civilized. Well now we turn in early and ready for our trip to our Whitsunday islands and the Great Barrier reef.