The next day it time to hit the Bundaberg Rum Distillery which made a nice change from our usual brewary tour
. We had to take off anything with a battery including our watches and were taken through an electric fence the reasons for this became clear when the woman told us how many millions of dollers of rum were stored there. We were shown around the whole distillery and told how rum was made, when the lady opened the actual distillery the smell of rum which was stored in huge big wooden barrells was almost over powering. Sarah also won a Bundaberg rum window stixker for basically saying she had no idea of the answer to the woman's question, the woman didn't hear her but thought she had answered so gave her a sticker. Then it was time to hit the bar for our 2 free rums mmmmm plus comedy photos behind the bar (thank you nice bar man) & with the polar bear (it's logo) oh and naturally the shop ;-) Then we drove to Michelles for a brew (cup of tea) & a yarn (chat).
Next day we drove to look at a few local beautiful and jumped on the rocks looking for crabs alas there was none, turtles were also out of season ;-( I did however pick up a couple of purple shells. We then drove around the marina choosing whixh big yachts we would like to buy. Then it was back to Michelles where we were to stay the nighrt as she was dropping us off at the bis station the next day. We met her daughter Anita who is thinking of travelling also - do it, it's wicked. We went on a little drive to a lookout alas we broke down and had to call out the RAC people but in Australia they are men in shorts whoo hoo. We then drove to have a look at Elioots head where Mary Lou my grandma's sister used to live, it is a lovely little place. Then it was back to the house for tea and to prepare to hit the road once more.
Thank you to Chris, Paul & Michelle for putting us up and showing us a good time in Bundaberg!
Arrived in Bundaberg at a ridculously stupid hour of the morning and we were picked up by Chris (Anne's son). First stop was Michelle's to say hello and have a quick brekkie, we then dropped our bags off at Chris's and had a quick shower in order to feel slightly human again, we also met his slightly hyper active dog ? who moved so much it seemed like he was just one ball of white fluff whizzing about. Firstly and most importantly we dragged Chris around the shops in Bundaberg so that I could get a pressie for my newborn neice and then spent a considerable amount of time in the post office wrapping up and posting said present (sorry again for that Chris). We did however stop for chips and gravy at The Oasis Cafe one of my (Aimee's) mums favourite haunts when she was in Bundaberg.