Off to find more diving
Hervey Bay Travel Blog› entry 28 of 120 › view all entries
After waking up in Bundaberg and having the now customary brekkie of cereal and muffins, we head off to our next destination in search of more diving.....Hervey Bay. Having got to the campsite relatively early in the morning, we rush through the routine of plugging everything in and then rush to try and book some tours. This campsite just happens to be 2 roads from the beach and shops, so at least we didn't have to walk far to find a local tour shop. The wheels did however come quickly off the wagon when the girl in the tour shop glazed over on the sheer mention of wanting to dive from Hervey Bay. After consulting a colleague the best they could come up with was getting a plane back up north to visit Lady Elliot island (which is located just below Lady Musgrave Island....enuff said) or going to Cairns. After explaining we'd come from Cairns and had no intention of going back just yet, we gave up on the idea of diving from here. The other tour option that took our fancy was to visit the nearby Fraser Island, which (hold onto your hats) is the largest sandbar in the world. There's also a lot more to it than just that, so read up on it with the link i've associated with the name.
After booking the tour we went for a stroll along the beach, we didn't really have a plan about where we were going, but on the map in the tour shop I saw a map of the area and it looked like the marina was really close by. So pretty much in the heat of the midday sun we set off along the beach to the marina, I've really not got a grip of the distance thing over here yet as it was over 5km's away. By the time we got there the sweat was dripping and we'd exhausted out cold water supply. After going into the local chemist to replenish our water supply, we headed to the nearest bus stop. It would help if they printed a copy of the timetable and a route guide near the bus stop, we sat there for 20 mins waiting for something that might never turn up. Eventually we gave up and started to walk back, the sun wasn't as hot now so it wasn't going to be that painfull. After walking about 5 mins we turn around to see the bus coming up the street, starting to fill with joy we look for the nearest bus stop, only to see the bus turn right and disappear.....bugger.
With leg aching we finally arrive back at the campsite, I think in all we must have walked 11km...not bad for a pair of lardies. We did need to soak in the pool for half an hour to get the stiffness out of the legs though, should sleep well tonight.