After the drive from Kenilworth and taking photos of the Mary River in flood near Conondale, we camped at the Maleny Showgrounds in what we hoped was a spot sheltered a little bit from the wind and the rain. Unfortunately, no such luck. By next morning parts of the area where six inches under water just due to the rain. After splashing about for a while we decided to move to another area of the showgrounds – closer to the creek, but ironically drier than the first spot. then we discovered that we had 240v power problem. Every time we plugged the 240v lead into the input port, the safety breaker blew. Oh great!! After a couple of phone calls to Tom at Kedron we contacted a local electrician who, quite amazingly was able to come that afternoon. Some $95 later, he advised that there was a short in one of the van circuits. – on the load side of the circuit breaker. I could have told him that!! The upshot is that we’ve got to take the van into Kedron on 4/11 to get an electrician (presumably one who knows the interior layout of the vans) to fix it.
After all that fluffing about, we contacted Peter at Booroobin (our next house-sit) and he invited us to come up there early. Beauty – now we can get a feel for the place over a couple of days, before they head off to Japan on Saturday.