Rockhampton / Yeppoon

A big day of driving today from Hervey Bay to Rockhampton. It is probably the kind of big driving day that we are going to get familiar with over the next couple of weeks.

On the way along today we listened to a Bible talk on Philippians and had pressed pause lots to discuss it. Then we stopped that after about 45 mins and the kids watched The Ant Bully on my laptop in the back seat with the sound plugged into the car audio system.

We stopped for lunch at a 'Stop Revive Survive' place and then listened to a John Williamson album. I'll say more about John Williamson as we go on. But I think he is the best song writer I have heard who captures snapshots of Australian and especially bush and outback life in verse. I've bought a few albums by him along and we spent a bit of time singing along with and explaining the lyrics to the kids from the album We love this Country. I had a bit of search on the web to see if I could find a catalogue of Williamson songs cross referenced to location so that

Then Cathie and I listened to and discussed the first half of Mark Driscoll's presentation to Sydney ministers from St Andrew's Cathedral a couple of weeks ago. (If I wasn't on holidays I would tell you what I thought :) ).

We arrived at the tourist place at Yeppoon just before five in time to book a day trip to Great Keppell Island tomorrow.

The mossies are much more active here. I tried using a mossie coil in the caravan but it ended up smoking the place out. I think I'll try it again tonight but leaving the plastic windows unzipped to keep air flowing through.