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Cruiser in workshop, Caloundra

But, alas, we didn't get far and the mighty Togo had to go into the shop in Caloundra to have the Gas Conversion fixed. For some reason, it didn't want to run on gas and would only burn petrol, and in large lumps. Unfortunately, the man didn't know what was wrong, or didn't have the bits, or just couldn't be bothered (we couldn't determine which) and suggested we go a bit further 'up the track' to get it fixed.


Yaralla Sports Club, Gladstone

So we set off north, and, being "State of Origin"  night, we looked for a club so we could watch the game on the big TV.

We found the Yaralla Sports Club in Gladstone and as it had a very large car park we decided it was just perfect and

that night one was to be had right there.

We set up camp and then off to the club for a meal and to watch the game.


Gladstone main street

Main street of Gladstone, we found it a lovely clean city, not at all what we expected.


Gladstone from Victoria park

Looking back at Gladstone from Victoria Park.


Map of Gladstone


Aukland Inlet

Auckland Inlet, the 'river' that runs through Gladstone.


Gladstone harbour

The mouth of Auckland Inlet, with the coal loading port in the middle right.


Gladstone Harbour

The magnificent Gladstone Harbour - a boaties' paradise.


Welocme to Rockhampton

With the big Tojo now slurping fuel at an alarming rate, we called into Rocky to see if anyone could fix the brute

only to be told we would have to go to the experts in Townsville.

So, as long as we were here, we decided to have a look around.


Main street Rockhampton

The main street of Rockhampton, looking west.


Rocky main street

Main Street, Rockhampton, looking east.


Rocky Posty Office

Rockhampton Post Office.


Fitzroy river, Rocky

The boardwalk on the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton, looking east


Rockhampton boardwalk

Boardwalk along the Fitzroy River, Rockhampton, looking west.


Criterian Hotel

The Criterian Hotel, on the Fitzroy River at Rocky. It was here that we stayed for 4 weeks, back in 1968, when 3 Caribous were detached to Shoalwater Bay to supply the Army who were war training. The officer in charge of the RAAF detachment deemed the Shoalwater Bay tent accommodation was not 'fitting' for RAAF personnel, so we all lobbed into the hotel - and, what happened at the Hotel stays at the Hotel.



So, as we couldn't get the Tojo fixed in Rocky, it was off to Townsville. 


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