Everywhere you look it is Bundy something, and memories of silly things done previously on Bundy come rushing back, well those that I can remember anyway.
Rob and I walked the 4 odd ks to the Bundy distillery, and managed a good grasp of the place, untouched, rural, and very country townish. Lots of very nice old Queenslander pads, see pics, and kids playing on the middle of the road. Plenty of closed shop fronts as a result of the floods, I don't think the previous pics gave an impression on what it was really like. The marina was washed away, we are on an arm that has just been rebuilt, no insurance for the owner as it was an act of god!
The Bundy factory tour was well worth doing, here are a few things I remembered. 96% of all Bundy is consumed in Australia, 4% in NZ, 1% rest of world. They only make 57% max alc now due to rsa rules, 66% of a Bundy bottle cost is govt taxes, they have over $2 bil of Bundy in vats maturing, they only make Bundy to order due to the taxes, the bear was introduced in 1961 to make Bundy a drink to drink in cool climates too.
You only get 2 drinks in the Bundy bar after the tour, I think they know what is does to you!
A few pics below, two great houses right beside the entrance, imagine that molasses smell every day.
Also one of my shoes, why you ask, it is because that it was the first time in 3 months I have worn shoes.
Front page of the daily rag today, mining affects even the non mining towns.
Tomorrow I will mention a few of the people we have meet in Bundy, worthy of an entire blog if not a book.