Things take on a bit more of a leisurely pace in Queensland.
WiFi speeds in caravan parks ensure you only download what you really need for example. Getting a snorkel fitted to your car takes 2 days, instead of 2 hours. And an advertised 7pm start to a dance night at a tavern, doesn’t actually mean that the organiser will turn up.
But its OK. We have all the time in the world! Just means we have to adapt and adjust our plans as we go along. And our plans don’t exist for more than about a day or two ahead anyway, so no biggie.
This is freedom. When nothing much stresses you, because it doesn’t have to affect you. Bliss! That’s my philosophical thought for the day.
We’ve been in Maroochydore the last four days, staying at the Cotton Tree Holiday Park. Originally only intended two days, but it’s Queensland time.
We decided to get a snorkel fitted to the Explorer once we’d done a bit of research and realised they’re not just for water crossings, which we will not be attempting unless we have to. They’re also for keeping dust out of the engine. TJM at Maroochydore did it for us in 2 days, whereas ARB were quoting 3 weeks and about $100 more.
Also spent a couple of days lying on the beach, fixing the toilet twice which we hadn’t connected properly, and having afternoon drinks with each of the neighbouring vans and trailers. All in all, a pleasant stay. We’re off to Hervey Bay and a day trip to Fraser Island next. Stay tuned!