Breakdown Blues – Day 44 – Assessing the Toyota, twice

July 2022, Mulambin, Qld El Prado and Woody take the Prado into the Yeppoon Toyota dealer for the repairs to the fuel tank pump problem that caused the breakdown in Narromine. After lunch Woody sets off to walk back into Yeppoon, something that he’s wanted to do for quite some time. While walking I notice a woman who looks like she’s having sex with the invisible man on the beach. As I pass her, I chance another glance, and this time she seems to be using an invisible squat toilet whilst praying. I reckon calling out “G’day!” Is out of … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 44 – Assessing the Toyota, twice

Breakdown Blues – Day 40 – Settling In

July 2022, Mulambin, Qld Now we’ve arrived at our destination we’ll be taking it easy in the sun for many weeks and I don’t want to bore you to snorts with descriptions of shopping trips and daily weather reports. Don’t fret, but the posts will be less frequent with just a few snippets of what we’ve been doing, after all, you must give a beachcomber time to comb beaches. So here goes: That was the warmest night we’ve had on this trip. It was so warm that Elle woke up in a sweat and thought she had Covid. She went … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 40 – Settling In

Capricorn Dancers, Day 90 – Saying goodbye

Day 90 Tuesday 24/8/21 Mulambin, humid 25 It’s a funny old day, we have cloud cover, heat then more cloud. Woody slowly does the pack up jobs. Things like putting the fridge back in the car, cleaning and pulling in the awning. Slowly our little home starts to take on a temporary look. We take last walks on the beach and I meet an old turkey on the beach but he doesn’t have much to say. The Prado’s grab us some nice fish from the Co-op. We hear that there’s been a crocodile sighting on Yeppoon’s main beach. Happy hour … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 90 – Saying goodbye

Capricorn Dancers, Days 87 & 88 – Moon rise over Mulambin

Day 87 Saturday 21/8/21 Mulambin, Sunny 23 Shit! I suddenly realise that I’ve forgotten to colour my newly cut hacked hair. Waving bleach, colour and cling wrap around while chatting with M about the wonders of Dyson Stick Vacuums and how much I’m missing mine, I get the colour totally wrong. I end up looking like mutton dressed up as lamb. At least it’s a good chance to clean the van’s pipes and shower with the excess hair bleach though. With hair a ridiculous shade of brown we head into town, Yeppoon, for a farewell lunch at Waterfront Bar & … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Days 87 & 88 – Moon rise over Mulambin