The weather has been drifted us back to the inland. On the coast it was cloudy and rainy, and cold about the strong wind. After these conditions we arrived to relax in the stock and coalmining town Emerald.
The only we’re been interested in this town was the public pool un the neighbourhood of the campsite and the sun, wich we barbecued our skin.
There we met two german woman witch travelling the world by bicycle and tent. On the road since more then a year.
From Emerald 200 K’s south to the Carnavon Gorge Nationalpark. I think this is one of the most fabulous Places in Australia. There are Gorges…still ineffable.
We had made there a trail over about 14 Kilometres through rivers and gorges to silent rocks and tropical gardens.
But the journey must go on. With two overnight stays to Brisbane. One of them was in Warra. There is one of the famous australian freecamp areas with water, toilets and a lot of very friendly australians, they are all very communicable.
In Brisbane to an expensive caravan park 4 K’s from CBD. So we go by foot on the next day there and have a lovely day.
One day later we met our friend Yvonna on the campsite and make a trip with her car to a beautiful national park upper Brissie with a wheelchange on her car and in the evening a very amazing tepanyaki dinner in an japanese Restaurant.
The first May is in Australia also the Labour day and in Queensland a public holiday. So the shops are closed and everywhere people in parks celebrating BBQ. We are on the road in the sunny afternoon through Surfers paradise to Twin heads, where we slept on a very aviation noise bothered Campie.
But the next afternoon in the sun on a very beautiful surfers beach let us forgotten the last night.
In Byron bay we heard from a little town in the hinterland, named Nimbin.
In Nimbin was in 1973 a music festival where there been a lot of hippies. Most of them settled down this time an so built up a community where everybody plant an consume against the law marihuana.
The spirit of yesterday crackles in the streets and the shops. „Peace“ are the word to say welcome and good bye.
On the showground of Nimbin we stay by the night before we went on the next day to Sydney, this place where our journey began.
19000 Kilometres we have ridden around the fifth continent when we arrived back in the civilisation. An impressive journey through a so different world, where the live becoming so usually for us.
We settled down to a worse city caravan park and moved on the next day to a better place. We cleaned the car for the next owner an celebrate the last campsite BBQ and the eighty ninght night in the tent before the last few days a real bedroom in the house of our friends to say welcome.