Hello all

Geoff and I were up early this morning dear friends, to take a walk around the small township of Goomeri. It was freezing overnight but I jumped up and put on some warm clothes, scarf and hat … plus my pedometer … so we could get moving before we changed our mind!

It was rather a lovely walk. It is amazing how different things appear when you are on foot! We had already driven through the town but as we walked, we appreciated it far more.

On the way back, we met an older gentleman walking his dog and we stopped to ask him a question about the railway. Ray proved to be such an interesting man that we lingered on the footpath in the sun and chatted to him about life and about his dog Lucy.

It is great what you learn about a place when you talk to the locals. Ray encouraged us to come back for the Pumpkin Festival at the end of May each year … a very big deal in Goomeri.

Therefore we left Goomeri with a heavy heart and kept travelling most of the day towards Miles where we are presently tucked up safely in Miles Caravan Park. If I look to my right as I type this post, I can see the sunset through the trees. It looks as if we are having a tin of Chilli Con Carne on toast for tea tonight as no butchers are open on Sunday in the country. It’s okay folks, I’ll steam up a few dead looking carrots I found in the fridge to go with them!

However, we did manage to find a Cafe/Bakery in Wondai that was open and serving decent coffee after three failed attempts. According to my pedometer, I must have walked 1000 steps trying to locate coffee dear friends! It was worth it in the end because the Bakery sold the nicest cakes and our choice of a chocolate eclair to share, was well worth the 1000 steps it took to find it!

Oh, by the way you could see the cooks making sausage rolls from scratch so we ordered two to take with us for lunch … a good choice because they were beautiful …

Oh well, now it’s time to go and ‘cook’ my chilli con carne … well, open the tin anyway. I will leave you with some more photos of the day so you can feel as if you are travelling with us.

Until tomorrow dear friends …

PS I had already walked my 10,000 steps for the day by 5 pm.

We stopped at Kilkivan to stretch our legs ... a Heritage town.

We stopped at Kilkivan to stretch our legs … a Heritage town.

The Antique Shop in Kilkivan was amazing. So many art d'objects we couldn't take it all in.

The Antique Shop in Kilkivan was amazing. So many art d’objects we couldn’t take it all in.

One of the many delightful little shops at Goomeri as we walked this morning. It looked like a nice cafe but far too early to be open!

One of the many delightful little shops at Goomeri as we walked this morning. It looked like a nice cafe but far too early to be open!

Ray and his dog Lucy which his children bought him to help him with his loneliness after his wife died.

Ray and his dog Lucy which his children bought him to help him with his loneliness after his wife died.

The pink and white bus in Gommeri Showground where the caretaker lives. When we said we thought of going on to stay in Murgon, she was horrified. "Don't even think about it" she said.

The pink and white bus in Gommeri Showground where the caretaker lives. When we said we thought of going on to stay in Murgon, she was horrified. “Don’t even think about it” she said.

The Bakery at Wondai wowed us with its contents.

The Bakery at Wondai wowed us with its contents.

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