The precision of a well oiled group, set up and run by sergeant Potts saw all walkers up, packed up, tea drunk and on the road at exactly 4.30am. Eight walkers, 3 flags and 2 signs, the biggest contingent yet. This was a 25klms walk into Calliope, where we had tentatively booked into the caravan park. Breakfast was set for 8am, eggs, bacon, mushrooms and tomatoes and sour dough bread cooked by Potts, overseen by Bill, “Head of Catering”. This was all supplied by Bill and Di and would you believe the first plate of food was dished up exactly at eight. Sergeant Potts supervised helping out where necessary and was very pleased with the all round effort. After breakfast we had to say a sad farewell to Bill and Di as they had to drive back to Brisbane. In the meantime Potts and Sheree went to sus out the caravan park and were horrified by what they experienced. Liz then got on the phone and was able to eventually find a couple in the township who would have us stay for the night. What a relief. We arrived at a park on the outskirts of Calliope where Sheree had been home, collected tables, materials, paints all ready to make banners for Gladstone. Jeff who has amazing skill in cartooning, drawing and writing set to work to produce 4 great banners. When he was finished Adele and he packed up and sadly they headed home. We then went on to Robyn and John’s home, where they welcomed us made us tea and coffee and fruit cake. Robyn had earlier on made a big pot of chicken and veg soup, which we all enjoyed. The wonderful hospitality of country people still amazes me.
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