The showers continued to be scattered through the night.. We packed up a wet tent, wet awning and wet chairs, but luckily we managed to stay relatively dry.
A bird shat on Jaks' top - supposed to be good luck. A quick rinse under the tap and it looked nice and clean again.
Bryce came to the rescue of a 70 series land cruiser with an electrical problem that was camped next door. With a multi-meter and a new piece of wire, he had the battery charging again and them back on the road. They were very grateful!
Stocklands Rockhampton provided all the necessities to restock the fridge and pantry, post a few letters and for Bryce to get lost. Eventually making his way back to Hillary we filled her up with 98 octane fuel and hit the Bruce Highway. The road out of town was good with no roadworks and grew narrower and steeper as we climbed the Morgan Range.
After not too long we turned onto the Burnett Highway and stopped for lunch in the quaint little town of Wowan. Apple Maps has changed this to Woman, but we couldn't see any. Taking a right onto the Leichardt Highway we eventually arrived at Baralaba and our camp for the night.
We are camped at the Neville Hewitt Weir - a nice free camp next to the river. Drying out the tent, which we happily discovered was not wet on the inside, awning and chairs was a quick job with a light breeze and full sunshine.
A bird shat on Jaks' shoulder. It must be an extra lucky day.
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