This Adventurous Age

Adventures travelling and working around Australia.

2003 Travels July 23

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It was a totally overcast morning. Rather worrying, given the non-waterproof state of many of the tents. It cleared to partial cloud in the afternoon, but it was then very humid. By night, it was quite windy. With no radio, TV or internet connection available to us, it was impossible to know what weather pattern in the outside world was causing this unseasonal break.

I had a fairly routine day on reception – as much as any day was, here! The large tour group was still here and members visited the shop periodically, for drinks, ice creams and souvenirs. They were a very self-centred and demanding lot to deal with.

The mail came in. There was a postcard from friend M, from Karumba. So she got there alright, in her hired camper. We had been wondering how she was getting on.

The supply truck arrived at 6pm. He hadn’t been expected until tomorrow. He insisted on unloading, so we all pitched in, watched closely by the elderly tour group, who were salivating for their 6.30pm dinner. There was stuff everywhere. No one was happy and the boss was pressured.

Cook served up king salmon for tea – it had been baked, uncovered, in the oven, and was dried out and was not pleasant eating.

John had survived his two hard days on canoes.

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