Dear readers, due to the vagaries of internet connection and reliable power we’ll be off the radar for a few days while we enjoy red dirt country. See you on the other side. Lindsey, Woody and the pit crew. Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Gone Bush
Day 52 Saturday 17/7/21 Mulambin, sunny 24 My beach shoes are hanging on the guy rope outside and Woody says that it means that we have drugs for sale. We have more drugs on board that’s you can jump over but they’re to keep us alive and stop us from tripping out whenever we stand up. We hear from Double or Nuthin’ and Shirley Temple, they’re making their way north after visiting the family in Brisbane. I explore nearby Kemp Beach and we cook Chicken Saltimbocca in the oven, I’m sure that our oven is starting to get slower. Elle … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 52 – Drugs?
Day 51 Friday 16/7/21 Mulambin, hot 27 A glorious morning. Woody comes back from Baked on 44 in Yeppoon with almond croissants and we have a long leisurely breakfast outside with a cheeky Blue Faced Honeyeater for company. We meet … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 51 – Brekkie with the birds
Day 50 Thursday 15/7/21 Mulambin, sunny Woody is up early to take the car into Rocky for a service. He puts the first load of washing on as he goes. I strip the bed and hit the ground running with the sheets. A young chap is at the laundry door scratching his head. “Gee you have to be early don’t you.” I later realise that I should have warned him to watch out for the Laundry Nazi’s. Those big bosomed old ducks who bellow at anyone who doesn’t empty their machine the moment that the spinning stops. Ducking back to … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 50 – Washing Day
Day 49 Wednesday 14/7/21 Mulambin, wet & warm 21 It’s Woody’s 75th birthday and it’s raining but he comes back from his morning walk with an armload of passion fruit. El Prado had spotted a laden vine that hangs over a nearby footpath dropping fruit for all. We meet in Yeppoon for a birthday lunch at the Railway Hotel where the patrons are colourful and the food ordinary except, the birthday boy scores a Chilli Garlic Prawn and Moreton Bay Bug Spaghetti that is excellent. A drive around the Rosslyn Bay marina without even getting out of the car just … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 49 – Hip, hip hooray!
Day 48 Tuesday 13/7/21 Rockhampton to Mulambin, warm 21 At last, the final drive into Yeppoon. We’ve waited two years for this having made a repeat booking not long after leaving here in 2019, we failed to get into Queensland … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 48 – Make room for another kitchen appliance
Day 47 Monday 12/7/21 Rockhampton, cool 21 Kath & Kim leave to pick up their site at Mulambin. We pop in to the motor mechanic and book a service for Thursday. From there it’s down to Doblo’s fruit market on … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 47 – Let them eat toast
Day 46 Sunday 11/7/21 Rockhampton, warm 23 The Prado’s leave to take up their site at Mulambin. ‘Kim’ being an electrician fixes our faulty reading light and in the afternoon we venture into the CBD for a walk around the … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 46 – Loving the architecture of Rockhampton
Day 45 Saturday 10/7/21 Tannum Sands to Rockhampton, sunny 22 We’ve been unpowered for a week now and Woody is worried about the health of our batteries. We detour to Gladstone Aldi to buy a small solar powered gadget charger as an extra, or is that an excuse to check this week’s Aldi centre aisle specials? On a more personal front I’ve been bitten on the head and bum by midges. How they can bite through thick denim has me beaten. So much for my theory of rugging up in long clothes at happy hour. Exiting Gladstone, the MIL engine … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 45 – Rocky & Crackling
Day 44 Friday 9/7/21 Tannum Sands, overcast 21 We have a few drops of rain, but the morning is pleasant. I’m feeling inadequate. As I sit in the camp kitchen chatting with the cleaner and charging the iPad, a woman marches in with a full-sized mixer and starts making a cake. I’m beginning to think that there’s a little bit of one upmanship between the regulars in this park. The cleaner, on the other hand, is a fascinating guy with a passion for Wonthaggi in Victoria and an infinite knowledge of the old underground coal mines there. Following Elle’s advice … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 44 – When is a scallop not a scallop?