1 – 4 April 2021
Yesterday we left Tenterfield 1 parcel short and headed to Mole River. This morning we received a phone call from the lovely people at Tenterfield Post Office the missing parcel had arrived, So we returned to Tenterfield before driving back to the Mole River. We decided we would stay in this area whilst we waited out Easter before arriving at Inverell for repairs. It is a lovely area, but certainly received a lot of rain and flood waters.
5 – 13 April 2021
Arrived in Inverell and spent some time visiting my grandparents. I certainly miss them so much! Camped Brodies Plans for the until the 13th. Such a gorgeous place on the river. Whilst we awaited 4WDaus repair we enjoyed Inverell and Tingha. Sadly, the only downside of our visit to Inverell was I picked up some food poisoning, its effects would sadly last a month.
12 April we met Dean and Annie with their SLRV – a lovely couple.
Sadly, due to lack of accomodation and hire hire vehicle we decided it will be better to return to Brisbane for the repair. As their recent Covid scare required face masks etc, we timed the arrival to avoid this. Steve called ahead to the truck repair people to help speed up the process.
14 – 15 April 2021
Left Inverell for Brisbane camping at Paddys Flat for 1 night. It was so sad to see such a beautiful place affected by fires 12 months ago, now affected by floods. From here travelled to just outside Toowoomba via Queens Mary Falls. It was also full of water and flowing beautifully.
16 – 17 April 2021
Toowoomba Show – we were so lucky to be in the area for the Toowoomba Show, so we parked the truck in the show carpark and spent the best part of the day taking in such a wonderful event.
18 April 2021
Arrived in Indooroopilly and spent the best part of the day cleaning up 4WDaus and moving our lives into a hotel room. Dropped 4WDaus into the repair yard and hoped for a quick turnaround.
19 – 30 April 2021
Whilst await repairs it was time to make the best of being in the city for at least 10 days. Walking, botanical gardens, bus and ferry rides and catching up with my best friend Christine was great. We treated ourselves with a few take out meals.
Happily, ANZAC was celebrated in Brisbane City, we have not seen this event remembered on this scale for years. One always finds a tear and heavy heart watching the returned service people march to remind us all why war is such a horrific thing.
Sadly, the repairs authorisation was taking longer than expected, so Steve headed off to Rainbow Beach to bring back his 4WD.
By the 30th we realised we were going to have to move, so we found some accomodation on the Gold Coast.