Published: December 2nd 2008December 1st 2008
Taken at Alexandra Headland in Queensland, this picture shows the moon with Jupiter and Venus in a smiley face.
In the early hours of this morning (2.30) Caroline woke me us suggested she would like me to go and see who was breaking in to the bedroom. Being a modern man I jumped at the chance and bounded out of bed and headed towards the window only to see a Possum sitting on the ledge outside. As I couldn’t see any evidence of crowbar or any other implements of breaking and entering I went back to bed, after watching the little furry creature bound away in to a nearby tree. I was pleased to see Caroline fall back to sleep immediately whilst I took at least an hour.
Just in case you were wondering about the title of todays blog entry - It’s the first day of Australian summertime!
After the usual shower, shave and breakfast we head out to the Nissan dealer, Gary Crick Nissan, as we needed some technical help on engaging the 4 wheel drive, as we need to be prepared for Fraser Island and beyond. We took the Patrol in and asked service if they would have a look at it which they did and a technician Ross came over and said he would
Gary Crick Team
This is the team at Gary Crick who have been instrumental and exceptionally helpul in getting us mobile on our advetures. Dan Hunt, Ruth Oman, Lizzi Pearson and Erin Lucas. Thanks guys!
show all on how to use the 4x4 transmission, if I jumped in the driving seat we could drive to a small section of forest where they test out 4x4’s. With the right education it was simple and straightforward. We were grateful.
Whilst there we took the opportunity to catch up on some amazing people who were part of the adventure in buying the truck and whom we had got to know pretty well.
Ruth Oman, their Business Manager was first, a lady very similar to Caroline and myself and who’s husband David works at Australia Zoo, in our conversations she very kindly said if we had nowhere to go for new years eve we would be more than welcome to their party in Mooloolah, which in near Beerwah. Whilst talking to Ruth my mobile went off and it was Karen asking if we had had anymore thoughts of coming back to Caloundra for the New Year, so we could dog sit Moffy whilst Del, Karen and her Sister go to Sydney, which we have now said yes to.
The other great people at Garry Crick are Dan Hunt, Used Vehicle sales manager, Erin Lucas, sales consultant and Lizzy Pearson in service.
This afternoon we went to Camping Country to see if they had a date for delivery of the trailer tent, which hopefully they will confirm tomorrow.
We sat around the pool this afternoon and caught some sun. This evening we were going to cook out but I think it is to windy tonight, which will only cool the BBQ down and make the food difficult to cook.
The news tonight tells us that it has been the wettest in Brisbane since 1991, and tonight is an astronomical event, where Venus and Jupiter are aligned over the moon just like a smiley face.
After tea we decided to walk in to Mooloolaba, grab a coffee, sit and watch the evening finish in its warm and mesmerising fashion. When we got in to Starbucks one of the Baristas, Frankie who we have become friendly with, (Well I would have thought we would be on the board of directors by now with the amount of coffee we drink) said that she was talking to her Mum about us yesterday as her Mum and Dad have a place in Caloundra that may need sitting next year, which would be nice, it is in Little Mountain. We exchanged e-mail addresses and the blog site details, so watch this space. We walked back from the centre walking on the path ocean side. How crazy it is 1st of December walking in shorts, T shirt and flip flops.
Tomorrow is our interview at Australia Zoo, which we need to be prepared for, so we will not be late to bed.
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