Gary St George and his son Michael take their jet skis for a ride on the flowing Fitzroy River. It was a rare sight for many motorists as they crossed the city’s bridges.
Gary St George and his son Michael take their jet skis for a ride on the flowing Fitzroy River. It was a rare sight for many motorists as they crossed the city’s bridges. Chris Ison

Gary St George sets the pace

GARY St George is used to doing things fast.

The owner of the Gracemere and Yeppoon McDonalds fast food stores was yesterday spotted whetting his appetite for fun aboard his Seadoo jet ski on the flowing Fitzroy River in Rockhampton.

His son Michael also went along for the ride.

Although it was a rare sight on the river, Gary said he tried to get out on his jet ski as often as possible.

"It's good fun, we went under the bridges, that was the first time I'd been that far down the river," he said.

"It was a bit rough (in places)."

Gary has had his toy for about three years.

"They can go pretty fast, up to 130km but like anything you own you've got to look after it.

"My son is up for uni holidays so we took the opportunity to go out but when he's not here, I'll go with friends."

So what's next?

"I've got a boat that we're planning to take up to Hamilton Island in July for three months, so we're really looking forward to that."



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