Margie and John Burke at Rockhampton Showgrounds for the national Campervan and Motorhome Club rally.
Margie and John Burke at Rockhampton Showgrounds for the national Campervan and Motorhome Club rally. Chris Ison

Rocky is motorhome sweet home

SINCE John and Margie Burke arrived in Rockhampton on Saturday it's been pretty smooth sailing.

They're newbies when it comes to travelling the country in a campervan.

This week they've joined 900 other motorhome owners at Rockhampton Showgrounds for the Campervan and Motorhome Club national rally.

But it hasn't been all smooth for the Burkes this year.

On their way to Whyalla, in South Australia, earlier this year the couple stopped off in Jamestown.

They set up camp at the showgrounds and settled in for the night.

At 2am the Burkes were woken by what Margie said sounded like people rollerblading past and scratching the side of their van with something metal.

John rushed to the door and opened it to see what was outside.

Something squirted John in the face and he jumped back inside, slamming the door shut.

Margie said they scrambled around inside, terrified and trying to turn on the lights.

After a couple of minutes they figured out the mystery stalkers.

It was the automatic sprinklers that had started outside.

They've had no drama like that since they arrived in Rockhampton.

The couple yesterday said the weather was beautiful and they were deciding what tours to do around the city.

They left their home at Ballina eight days ago and will head back early next week.

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