Day 84 Wednesday 18/8/21 Mulambin, sunny 22 VeeWee heads westwards, hopefully we’ll catch her in a few days, but we also know that when she’s heading towards home, she has a reputation for putting the foot down. We have a … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 84 – The ironies of life
Day 83 Tuesday 17/8/21 Mulambin, perfect 24 Great Keppel Island We have an early start today as Silicon and MV have organized a ferry trip out to Great Keppel Island with their extended family. There’s a herd of us sisters … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 83 – We got wrecked too
Day 81 Sunday 15/8/21 Mulambin, sunny 22 We have a heavy shower of rain at dawn and then a lovely day. Once more the vans around us disappear. They’ll soon be replaced by more. We hear the good news that … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Days 81 & 82 – Plovers & picnics & picky birds
Day 80 Saturday 14/8/21 Mulambin, some cloud 22 Woody returns from an early trip to Yeppoon famer’s market with more Pisang Ducasse bananas and French pastries from Baked on 44. With so many bananas piled up in the fruit bowl … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 80 – Anticipating Red Tape
Day 78 Thursday 12/8/21 Mulambin, some cloud 22 After a warm night, it’s washing and cleaning day. The mundane things still must be done. Silicon shoves a few more screws into our table. Woody hits the footpaths again. VeeWee is … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Days 78 & 79 – Senior’s Parking!
Day 77 Wednesday 11/8/21 Mulambin, showers Showers are intermittent but regardless we plan an outdoor dinner. A walk on the beach is worthwhile, not for the stiff breeze but for the black cockatoos I find munching the fruit of the … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 77 – A quick screw during dinner
Day 75 Monday 9/8/21 Mulambin, warm 25 While a neighbour chatters incessantly about the joys of owning a Jeep, the emu strolls up and grabs a slice of bread off the table. “Did you see that?” the neighbour says. I’m … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Days 75 & 76 – Are we living in a bird park?
Day 74 Sunday 8/8/21 Mulambin, sunny 22 We have breakfast in the sun chatting with the neighbours. All are worried Victorians wondering when and how they’ll get home. Some are a bit too frail to be making a long dash. … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 74 – What bird is that?
Day 73 Saturday 7/8/21 Mulambin, sunny 22 We are constantly hearing worrying stories of older grey nomads making the dash through NSW to get home to Victoria. If only the government would allow them an extra day it would be much safer. We decide to extend our booking again until Aug 25th. Walking the park, I spot a woman cutting her husband’s hair in the sun, with Ernie the emu sitting in front of the husband looking as though he is waiting his turn for a trim. We have a quiet day lazing in the sun with the emu while … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 73 – I’ll be with you in a minute
Day 72 Friday 6/8/21 Mulambin, cloudy 20 Hands laden with the makings of an alfresco breakfast Woody nudges the door open to be greeted face to face by Ernie the emu! I’m in bed, sheets up to my chin as he’s shouting “Jesus, there’s an emu out here!” After breakfast he, Woody that is, drives into town for a haircut and returns vowing not to leave the car…for at least two weeks. He’s been given a modern look of shaved sides and long on top. When I ask if the barber was young he replies “No, she was a lesbian!” … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 72 – Compare the hair