This morning’s walk was so beautiful. There was a mist in the valley and as the sun rose, the glistening dew on the still tall grass was amazing. Patches of spider webs were highlighted with drops of dew and flickering sunlight through the trees. It was another morning where I felt so privileged to be walking through this special great land.
Another 22klm walk bought us to the outskirts of Biloela where we were met by Janet from Rockhampton. Janet grew up in the area and had been following the walk on facebook. It was only 9.30 so we decided to find a nice café and shout ourselves coffee and breakfast, We were just sitting down when Pat and her daughter Trish, whom we had met in Banana, walked up. They were in Biloela for their weekly morning tea with other local ladies. Before long we had pushed tables together and Potts was surrounded by about 12 women. Unexpected special moments again!!
Janet took me in search of another pair of sandles, which turned out to be a bit embarrassing as my now long toe nails were grottie and my feet far from clean after bush camping and sweaty walks. I was very politely offered a stocking. At the last shop and still no success I said I would glue innersoles and see if they would work. Jaqui the shop owner quickly suggested gel innersoles, saying the gel would stay in place without glue. They worked perfectly. Jaqui cut them to size and wouldn’t take any money, said it was her contribution to the cause!
Cassie rang to say Aiden McLindon was heading to Biloela for a meeting with the mayor, so Liz, Janet, Potts and myself high tailed it down to see Aiden. Bec from the Telegraph was also there and we got some good photos and Aiden gave us support and wished us well on our walk.
We then went to the bakery for lunch to once again meet up with Pat and Trish, so spent another hour chatting.
Liz was once again our contact for arranging a meeting and shared dinner with the locals at a beautifully restored home run by the Historical Society. The Kerry Blockade doco was an important part of the evening.
Many, many thanks to Shirley and John who very graciously hosted us for the night and provided quiche for the next day.
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