304 Days On The Road
I began my drive home towards Brisbane after leaving Longreach. There wasn’t too much else I had planned to see or do. I needed to stop in to see some friends and family who live along the coast so that was what I did.
On the way I stopped into Emerald, met a subscriber who recognised me which is always great, and was told to check out Fairbairn Dam. This is the recreational centre of Emerald with plenty of water sports, boating and fishing.
Blackdown Tableland national park, 110km east of Emerald was my camp for the night. The lookout provides spectacular views of the region. Most of the park is 2wd accessible.
I take the turnoff from the Bruce Highway towards the Town of 1770. I’ve been out there several times since a child, long before the bitumen road was laid down. It’s changed a lot with several stores and tourists galore on the once quiet seaside paradise. I spent a couple days there with family before the final drive home.
The big arches of the Gateway Bridge welcome me home after 304 days on the road. My “Big Lap” minus Western Australia was complete. What an adventure and wonderful life experience. So many memories which are mine to keep forever.