Bundaberg - Rum Factory Tour
Trip Start Mar 09, 2008
43Trip End Dec 10, 2008
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(We are in Bundaberg!!! Staying at the Glenlodge Holiday Village.) So the day started off with bacon and eggs, (roughing it) we normally buy bacon in bulk, like you would pastrami or black forest ham, it is by far the cheapest way to go. Oh and did I tell you everything is in KGs! Takes a little getting used to, everything seems very expensive.
Then off to the Bundaberg Rum distillary, and drunk after about an hour!!! Well just Kylie, since I was driving after all. (hey we couldn't just waste the free drink tickets that came with the admission ticket. I would call it taking one for the team...or maybe taking 3 or 4. hmmm same thing) And no Kylie hasn't tried driving in Australia yet :) Some of the highlights of the tour was one of the molasses vats that can hold 500,000 litres
Then we wanted to go to the Bundaberg barrel, or ginger beer factory, but it was closed for some mysterious reason, most likely a tourist trapped in some machinary and died a horrble death
(We didn't actually see too much of the town itself, we were too busy searching out the tourist traps here for some reason.)
Then to Bargara and a picnic on the beach, and our first swimming experience in Australia! No sharks and no jelly fish, there was an older man in the water when we got there though, no way we would have gone in other then seeing someone already there :) ( it was cold! Well at least colder than we expected. It was actually the beach where all the turtles nest in the summer, Dec-Mar. Called Mon Repos beach. Pretty famous, unfortunatly no huge turtles to see.)
Back home and after a nice steak dinner, well we saw our first SPIDER! (*%^$$#&%^& &^%$#%$#^&!!!!!!!!) Athough it wasn't the biggest I have ever seen, well ok, it was equal to the biggest I have ever seen, (it was definitly the biggest I have ever seen in the wild!!! ) it was fast and scary and was running right for us as we enjoyed a glass of wine. (Oops, there goes the wine! Jeez I am such a Klutz!) I think it was a Huntsman, similar to our wolf spiders, and probably just out hunting at night, well that was before we killed it. Poisonus......not sure!!!???
Anyways, we are all freaked out now and we will probably wear proper shoes and not flip flops at night, but no one died so all is good......right? (windows closed on the van tonight...CHECK!)
Keir and Kylie
Glenwood Caravan Park