At St Lawrence
Sunday 5th August
But, a short walk (20 metres) and we have the Wetlands on our doorstep.
Beautiful spot…..you can’t get better advice than from a man in a bath towel!!!!!!
Our spot is on a bit of a slope – you can tell by the way the water drains (or rather doesn’t drain) from the sink but it is too crowded to move. It is a free camp and the amenities are fabulous – hot showers $1.00 for three minutes and they are cleaned every day. There is a Pub, a General Store and a Post Office all within walking distance, so we are told by Barry and Pat (from Macleay Island) who chatted to us on arrival. There is also a walking track out to a viewing platform overlooking the water filled with all kinds of birds.
Barely have we set up and a couple arrive and ask very politely if they can squeeze in beside us…what can you say?
On our return we got chatting to the new neighbours. They came from Redlands and were so nice. We had Sun Downers together. Her name was Tana and his was Erin (shades of ‘A Boy Named Sue’) but he assured us it was because his Mum was Irish.
Monday 6th August
We had a nice, quiet, relaxing day after doing the laundry and relocating to a good, level spot in the middle. Almost everyone else had vacated by mid-morning.
Later in the morning we walked into town and bought a loaf of bread and a cask of wine (the staples).
In the afternoon a lady came by selling her fresh free range eggs for $3.00 per dozen so we bought some.
Here I am working twice as hard as usual on my Blog. (I’m not really – it’s all a trick done with mirrors!!!) J
It was such a long walk, but luckily Ron managed to find us a short cut home again.
Wednesday 8th August
After a delicious breakfast of our recently acquired eggs this morning, I went walking out to the viewing platform again while Ron stayed back at camp.
The water was absolutely teeming with geese, so much so that I actually managed to get one (after several unsuccessful attempts) flying!!!
Thursday 9th July
Of course you know immediately that you are now on the wrong side of the tracks by the appearance of the Police Station.
However, any fears you may harbour are allayed by the sign out front as you take comfort that criminal activity is limited to just 4 hours per week.
Although this is the wrong side of the tracks, the scenery remains rather beautiful.
We wanted to see how long we can last on solar and figure five days is pretty good!!!!!