I get to Gympie and stop for a petrol top up. The van stalls and will not start again. I call RACQ to learn the alternator has not been working and the van has to be towed to an Auto Electrician at Gympie to be looked at. The Auto Electrician discovers that though the Island Auto electrician supposedly fixed my alternator at a cost of $250, in reality all he had done was take out the dashboard bulb so the red light would not show. Not a good move as I now need a new alternator and the electrics fixed.
The job is done after 5pm and as I need a wheel replaced too, I head for Chatsworth Park to camp overnight. This is a free camping area by the lake and its very beautiful. I park the van and have an early night. Next day I put out my new Solar Panel to charge up the vehicle and leave for Maryborough where I get two new tyres and have a wheel alignment too.
The lake is rich with ducks that are diving for whatever is below the water.
I meet Alex here and we chat until its time for me to go after the solar panel has done its job charging up the van. It is a misty moisty morning