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 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
Day 70 Wednesday 4/8/21 Mulambin, sunny 24 It’s cleaning day. Woody goes shopping in Emu Park, I think he just enjoys the drive. I do a bit of photo editing and the Prado’s discover that friends of theirs are in … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Days 70 & 71 – Spaghetti?
Day 69 Tuesday 3/8/21 Mulambin, sunny 25 We shop in nearby Emu Park, a more pleasant and relaxed place to shop I can’t imagine. Woody grabs a few more zips down the waterslide before taking a doctor’s appointment, by phone, … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 69 – Deciphering the changing rules
Day 68 Monday 2/8/21 Mulambin, sunny 26 It is another glorious day. This could become addictive. We drive to the Rosslyn Bay marina and buy prawns from the fish shop. Woody walks back while I dilly dally. From the Double … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 68 – The cycle of life for a turkey
Day 66 Saturday 31/7/21 Mulambin, warm 28 A warm and pleasant day and perfect for washing and handwashing to get some marks out that have been left by various washing machines. One of the downsides to using caravan park washing … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Days 66 & 67 – When life imitates art
Day 64 Thursday 29/7/21 Mulambin, hot 28 We drive into Rockhampton for a spot of shopping. We try cooking plantain banana chips in the air fryer but give up too soon. Soft mush isn’t ideal as a drinks nibble for … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Days 64 & 65 – Kombi Kegs and sleep solutions
Day 63 Wednesday 28/7/21 Mulambin, Sunny 24 The Prado’s and the Nuthin’s go to Gracemere east of Rockhampton to see the cattle saleyards in action. We bow out as we have been before, though it is a must see when in Central Queensland. After a morning of looking into those big beautiful doe eyes of Brahmans they return vowing not to eat beef…for a while at least. For me it’s a quiet day cleaning the cream sauce out of the oven. Silicon and MV pop in for happy hour and make a booking to stay here for a few days. … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 63 – Vegan Contemplation
Day 62 Tuesday 27/7/21 Mulambin, sunny 23 I pop into a clinic for another shot (this time it’s one to keep oldies moving) and aside from the man with bright pink hair there’s a cowboy in the waiting room. A real one, the hat, the boots and the bowed legs and an ad for a rodeo on his shirt. I’m called in to see the doc and he’s an Indian (of the subcontinental variety). The doc directs me to the nursing station where one nurse has a persistent cough, and the one I get tells me that she’s new. Hopefully … Continue reading Capricorn Dancers, Day 62 – Cowboys and Indians