Today we had a lazy morning with breakfast around 09.00. Sheraton in Noosa really has the best breakfast ever. Many things on the gluten free shelf like bread (better toasties than the normal), Christmas cookies, cereals, crackers etc. They also have a station where you can make your own juice with apples, oranges, carrots, ginger, cucumber and a lot of other stuff. Really nice.
After breakfast we went to the room, packed up, checked out and went to the car, a Nissan Qashqai. Jossan took the driver seat and tried to start. The car was dead. Flat battery. Luckily we had taken a full insurance with 100% road assistance so we just called the emergency number and they came in 15 minutes. So quick. It turned out the battery was completely finished, was no more, hade gone to the Norwegian forest = IT WAS DEAD. The road assistant guy connected a new battery and off we went. So smooth and convenient. Left Noosa at 11.45 and started the 6 hour drive up north to Rockhampton.
At around 13.00 Jossan, our driver for the day, saw a dead kangaroo on the way. Still do not really understand that the kangaroos actually is an animal that exists. Feels like a fantasy animal from a children’s book (Nalle Puh).
Lunch at The Apple Tree Creek
Had lunch at a roadhouse in a really small village called The Apple Tree Creek. We had ordinary fast food that was really good. Home made burgers with delicious fries and Jossan had mashed potatoes with roast beef. Salads to that made of salad, tomatoes, onion, carrots and beetroots. Jummie.
Jossan drove the whole way except the last 100 km, then Jörgen drove. Came to Rockhampton at 19.03. The hotel was closed so we rang the night bell. A blond girl came and opened up to us, said she had tried to reach us since they closed early this evening, but was not able to reach us. We got our room and then she went and prepared the other late arrivals and then she left. Lucky we came while she was still around! ☺
Nothing was opened in town so we had some left over bread, caviar, grapes, apples, crackers and some red wine. Hahahaha, all the people around us are having super Christmas dinners all over the place and we are having the “poorest” dinner ever.