The Town That Could Not Be Reached

When we woke up the next morning it was rather warm in the van because the sun was shining. Hooray! Before we left for Rockhampton we spent half an hour in quest for Emma’s toothbrush but couldn’t find it anywhere… ? On our way to Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770 we had to detour through Bundaberg. A bridge was closed due to flooding and no other nearby. But that wasn’t the worst that day. Leaving Bundaberg for our destination, an electronic board told us that the road to Agnes Waters was closed. After my experience on English motorways I took it literally but my travel companion thought we should give it a shot. 58 km later we finally arrived at the closed road but we didn’t see another sign all the way there… We tried a few shortcuts on dirt roads but gave up soon and had to drive almost all the way back to Bundaberg, where we never wanted to go in the first place. We investigated and it turned out there’s only one way into Agnes Waters and the Town of 1770 and that one’s inaccessible too because of flooding. It was a looooong and tiring way to Rockhampton and the only excitement was me having fish & chips in a town with the lovely name Gin Gin. We did some grocery and tooth brush shopping in Woolies in Rockhampton and spent the night at a free rest area in Yaamba next to a very quirky pub where we had a few bottles of cider.

There I also replied to an email from my school inspector in Germany, which I’d recieved two days previously asking if I’d consider teaching at least a few lessons during my year off. Well…, no, tough luck! They messed it up, I needed and deserved this year and they granted it to me! Besides, I’m the other side of the world…