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Sydney to Townsville

Tuesday, 7 September 2004 | link | tag | / Trips / Australia / New South Wales
Jonte and I drove to Townsville in Qld and back for a diving trip with Abyss. I took 3 days off work, the Wednesday before to the Tuesday after the weekend.

We drove to Hervey Bay the first day, after having slight car troubles before leaving Sydney - the engine boiled over because the electric fan connnector was left unplugged during a recent service. We got to Hervey Bay about midnight or so, crashed, had breakfast and pushed on early the next morning.

Aiming for a 4pm arrival in Townsville, we completely and utterly failed, but it all worked out in the end, we got on the boat and passed out - no sea sick sleeping for us !!

The drive was mostly uneventfull. It was really good to see the country north of Rockhampton again. Last time I was in Mackay was about 7 years ago, and in Townsville, many years more. Supprisingly I still remembered some bits of it!