We left Caloundra around 10.00am heading for would be best described as a farm stay. I had come across the site through Facebook, halfway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast at Yatala. We didn’t really know what to expect, although I had looked at a Google satellite view of the area. We were amazed that a spot, only 5 minutes from the Yatala Pie Shop and the Pacific Motorway, which is basically an industrial area would be so well suited to spending a few days next to the Albert River with a golf course on the other side. Maybe the reason that it isn’t built up, is that our camping area was a long way under water in the 2017 floods.
Aussie Roadrunners RV at Loganlea is only 15 minutes away from Yatala, so we paid them a visit to see their 5th wheelers. They had one almost finished and another almost ready to have the walls added. They are a very well designed and made unit although they do have a price to match their quality.
Phil and I also had a visit to the Beenleigh Historical Village and Museum, lots of relocated houses in a village enviroment, with a room devoted to Beenleigh Rum. This then led us to add a tour of this site as well.
Phil has had a bit of bad luck of late. It all started in Caloundra when he sneezed and his top plate bounced along the footpath, later that day one of his front teeth broke off, luckily he had a repair job to fix the damage.
We couldn’t visit Yatala without at least having a pie from the Yatala Pie Shop. Apparantly it has been a landmark in Yatala for 130 years. It was very busy, probably because the pies are very tasty and just off the Pacific Motorway with easy access.
We also wet our fishing lines for the first time on our trip with Phil catching a large eel and I caught a smaller eel and two catfish. Phil reckons his eel weighed more than my three fish combined, he was probably correct, but we won’t let that get of the fact I caught three fish and he only caught one.
After three nights here at Yatala, we will head down the Pacific Motorway, deciding each day where we will end up the next night.