Friday, 03 August 2012
Day 6 riding
The wild parrots I thought were so colorful and lovely yesterday turned out to be loud and pesky this morning. Both Ian and I slept poorly due to the highway noise and the cold. (He’s worse off than me, I think, since I had my heated jacket on.) The tent site was nice, though.
We took time this morning to eat breakfast since we’d skipped dinner last night. That combined with getting fuel and checking the oil level and tire pressure added up to us getting a late start.
We headed through Maryborough and on to Bundaberg. Ian suggested we go to the rum distillery. I’d seen signs for a quilt show in the
and thought that
sounded like fun. (The Australians have
a great reputation in the quilting world and I wanted to see their craft work
in person. I learned later that Ian
thought I was joking.) Anyway, we ended
up at the distillery. I have to admit,
it was pretty interesting. Civic
We didn’t have time for the formal tour as it was getting late in the day. Nadine gave us a mini tour and lots of great information on the history of the distillery and their products. I particularly enjoyed hearing about their marketing and logo progression.
Bunny even got in on the fun with the bartender / sample provider, Roz. We had to pass since we were still riding.
We talked about spending the night and taking the tour in the morning. Actually, Ian was thinking of taking the tour. As interesting as it was, I was more tempted to go to the quilt show in the morning. We passed on both and settled instead on the photo op with the oversized bottle.