Saturday

1770 Free Camp

Finally dragged ourselves away from the amazing Calliope River free camp and headed to the town of 1770, so named because Captain Cook anchored the Endeavour in the lee of the point on 24 May 1770 and named the bay Bustard Bay after catching and eating 'the most palatable bird since leaving the home country'.


1770 is just the most beautiful place and the weather was perfect. The Gladstone Regional Council has been busy constructing boardwalks and regenerating the area with native species of all types as seen by Captain Cook some 240 years ago.
We met up with a couple we had met in Cairns, and some others who we had met at Calliope River. Both are lovely people and we had some good laughs catching up with them.

We went fishing in the late afternoon, but unfortunately we have nothing to report!

We picked out a caravan park called Captain Cook Holiday Village, but the manager reminded us of Basil Faulty from the TV show Faulty Towers, so we only stayed one night and spent the next night at the 1770 Free Camp zone with 4 other campers. There are toilet facilities, but no power or water. There is a dump point if you need it. To find the Council Free Camp, go past the Captain Cook Holiday Village (on your right going towards 1770) and you will find it a few hundred metres on your left next to the Council depot. It has some nice shady areas, and is plenty big enough for big rigs!


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