Published: June 21st 2012June 20th 2012
20 June 2012
Well the rain held off overnight which we were all thankful for. The cat was back again last night, hangining around under the car waiting to see what leftovers wer on offer. I think it had enough to last a few days with the leftover scraps and bones from the roast lamb.
This morning was looking very overcast and out on the horizon even darker clouds were looming. After breakfast I finished off the spread sheet for Steve before I took a drive down the road to try my luck at fishing off the rocks, or more precisely cliffs. A few bites this time but nothing to reel in :(. With the cliff some 10m plus above sea level i was confidant but cautious around the heavy swell and waves breaking around the area. When one of the waves came over the ledge and soaked me i figured that was time to pack up and head on back to camp...emptyhanded again. It looks like we're not having fish for dinner, at least not ones that I have caught.
Not long after getting back to camp ang getting changed into dry clothes, the wind whipped up
ahead of another rain front about to hit us. The tent has once again been strapped to the Rangie as once again the tent is turning into some strange shapes.
A retreat to the caravan as the rain starts pelting down, but just before the rain hit Steve has headed off to chat with another couple who are staying here. Whilst the 3 of us are sitting back reading (or in my case tapping away on my iPad) Debbie has put the kettle on for a cup of brewed coffee. The smell of freshly brewed coffee whilst outside the rain pelts down...a nice combination.
After lunch Debbie and Steve head off to the lighthouse to see if they can get a signal on the mobile to send a couple of emails and text messages whilst Sandy and I head off to do some whale watching. The whales are only 100 - 150 m offshore and are spending 15 minutes below the water then 1 minute on top. They truly are a majestic sight as the massive tails come up above the water before disappearing below the surface for another 15 minutes.
The rest of the afternoon has been spent inside the caravan out of the cold. Sandy and Debbie have been reading, Steve sorting through old caravan magazines and tourist brochures. Then it was checking the data entry in the fuel spredsheet. It's all done and the formulas for calculating average fuel consumption as well as interval fuel consumption are all set for the rest of their trip. The caravan has been prepared for a quick getaway in the morning and the tent has been packed up as much as I can.