After bundaberg I headed to the town of 1770. Captain cook landed here in 1770 and named the town very originally! I planned to spend only one night here, however when i tried to book my bus out of town i was told it was full. I would be here another two nights and there is literally nothing to do! Yet i was delighted to find in my room 3 canadians that i had met on my trip to nimbin.
That day I went scooterooing- which is basically going on a scooter around the town and up into the hills to spot kangaroos. YES EVERYBODY I DID DRIVE A SCOOTER. and was pretty good at it if i dare say so myself. Also i managed to bag myself a pink one which made all the difference. I really really enjoyed it and we stopped overlooking the bay to watch the sunset- the only place on the east coast were the sun sets over the sea. It was extremely disappointing and had nothing on portstewart!! But the potato wedges with sweet chilli and sour cream made up for it! That night i chilled out in the hostel. It was family run and really lovely- the nicest one ive been to so far. There were little lanterns on each table and a nice big homely inside living room- which most of the hostels dont have- usually you just have to sit outside.
That night there was a massive thunder storm. I had got used to the idea of staying longer in 1770 but the next moring i was awoken by the bus driver!!! it turned out there was room on the bus after all- the system was messed up again- did i want to come? i had 1 minute to decide. I ended up going, packed my stuff in 2 m inutes and got on the bus in my pyjamas. Would i ever have been able to do this at home?!
We went on to Kroombit cattle station for 1 night. Here i ate steak for lunch and dinner, and learnt how to lassoo a goat- literally! At night we went on a mechanical bull which i managed to stay on for 20 seconds! The cattle station was great seeing all the real life cowboys! But i was eager to get to airlier beach and the next day we drove for 10 hours. On the way we stopped at Sarina were we went to a lawn bowling club for a game- strange i thought so too but good fun. Finally i arrived in airlie beach around 6pm!