Capricorn Dancers, Day 59 – Did someone pull the plug out?

Day 59 Saturday 24/7/21 Mulambin, warm 27 The caravan park is busy with weekenders. They tend to start drifting in on Thursdays, young families in bunk vans and camper trailers. The kids really give the pool and playground a workout. Woody decides on a swim at Mulambin Beach but the tides here have quite a range and it’s low tide at present. It’s not, but it seems like, he walks half a kilometre to reach the water and then it’s shallow. He looks like a tiny black dot in the distance. I walk the shoreline instead. Returning to the park … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 59 – Did someone pull the plug out?

Capricorn Dancers, Day 56 – Soundlessly pushing buttons

Day 56 Wednesday 21/7/21 Mulambin, sunny 21 again Because of NSW and Victorian border confusion we extend our booking here another 5 days until the 18th of August. We’re lucky to keep our site as the park is busy. We wonder when and how we’ll get home. I zip down to Emu Park for an early morning blood test only to find the pathology lab closed. On such a sunny morning it’s a lovely drive to Cooee Bay where I’m attended to by an Irishman who has been here 4 years and loves jet ski fishing with a passion but … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 56 – Soundlessly pushing buttons

Capricorn Dancers, Day 54 – A shot in the arm

Day 54 Monday Mulambin 19/7/21, sunny 21 We’re up early again, this time to farewell our mates Kath & Kim who are heading west to Emerald today on their way home to Perth via the Barkly Highway into the Northern Territory and on down through the length of WA. We wish them luck but none of us is envious of them as both borders are harsh at present and critical of where folks have been. We have a quiet morning in the sun before our appointment at the medical centre for our second Astra Zeneca jabs. The receptionists are extremely … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 54 – A shot in the arm

Capricorn Dancers, Day 52 – Drugs?

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?

Capricorn Dancers, Day 50 – Washing Day

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