Day 46 Wednesday 20/7/2022 Mulambin, breezy 15 – 22 A warm night of throwing legs out of the doona. Woody picks El Prado up at Toyota again in the hope that they’ll repair the car today. They can’t leave town … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 46 – Oh, what a feeling!
July 2022, Mulambin, Qld A trip to Yeppoon is a chance for me to organise a doctor’s appointment for next week. There’s much kerfuffle going on about mask-wearing but out of force of habit, we wear them in shops and … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 45 – Masking up & juggling spuds
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
July 2022, Mulambin Qld El Prado drives us down to the Emu Park monthly market under the trees in Bell Park. The location is superb with a curving expanse of beach on one side and the stalls shaded by hoop … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 43 – A couple of drongoes
Day 42 Saturday 16/7/2022 Mulambin, sunny cloudy sea breeze 21 It’s hair colour day now that we’re plumbed in. I didn’t particularly want to put hair bleach on campground lawns. While Woody visits the farmer’s market in town, I wander … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 42 – O is for Osprey
Day 41 Friday 15/7/2022 Mulambin, sunny light breeze 11 – 22 We’re up early this morning and surprisingly without hangovers, in anticipation of moving to our pre-booked site. The park is very busy so we’re glad to have booked before … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 41 – Confusing beach birds
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
Day 39 Wednesday Goovigen to Mulambin, sunny We were woken at 4:30 by a rooster who needs to reset his body clock. It’s a chilly clear morning. I turn on the diesel heater (the switch is beside my head) and … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 39 – Sunshine & Salt Water
Day 38 Tuesday 12/7/2022 Goovigen, 4 – 20 sunny, cloud building A quiet cosy night, although Elle said she was woken by “Goodbyes” in the night, someone must have had visitors. (Yes, even free campers sometimes have visitors). The local … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 38 – Goovigen again
Day 37 Monday 11/7/2022 Theodore to Goovigen, chilly 2 – sunny warm 21 Another chilly morning and we’re anxious to get to the coast and a little warmth. We’ve brought our Yeppoon booking forward by 4 days even though we … Continue reading Breakdown Blues – Day 37 – Goovigen huh?