FRIDAY 7 AUGUST TO TUESDAY 11 AUGUST FORREST BEACH
FRIDAY: another day spent doing not very much at camp.
It was rather cloudy.
We walked. John tried to catch some fish again, without success.
I did some playing around with the Sharemarket Game.
We walked around the park, assessing the various sites, for a return visit. Decided that Site 26 was the best, followed by Sites 27 to 29.
Bought fish and chips for tea, from the local take away. They were too greasy.
SATURDAY: I walked to the shop for the paper.
As John was about to depart for bowls, after an early lunch, we took a call from someone from Macknade Bowls Club to say we had places in the special event day tomorrow. First I’d even heard of it! John had taken the liberty….. That meant I had to get makings from the Spar so that I could take the five rounds of sandwiches that – it had been explained – were mandatory. That meant another walk to the shops. The Spar was able to provide what would be needed for some rounds of curried egg and lettuce, and one each of ham and chutney, and cheese and celery. I’d been thinking smoked salmon and cream cheese, but nup….nothing fancy stocked there.
I defrosted the fridge. Walked along the beach. An active day!
Roasted a chook for tea, with roast vegies too. In the electric frypan, on the little outside table, of course.
SUNDAY: off to bowls at Macknade, after an early sandwich making session.
In shades of the match we’d played in Townsville, it was the annual Queenslanders Vs Southerners match up. John had put us down as emergencies, without telling me, and a couple had pulled out yesterday.
We played in separate teams, me as second, John as third in his. We both ended up happy with the way we played – not embarrassed, for once. My team won the best second game; I collected $20 for that. John’s team was over all runners-up and he received $35. So the kitty got a boost today.
The sandwiches had been for lunch. A BBQ tea was put on at the end of the day – bread, onions, sausages, patties.
John put our names down for the Memorial Day bowls next weekend. So I found out that way, that we would be extending our stay, again.
We drove back in the dark. The Victoria Mill was all lit up – very pretty and dramatic.
MONDAY: I did the washing. The laundry here was very run down, but the one washing machine did work. There were old-fashioned clothes lines in a couple of random seeming locations – possibly a legacy from the time of the permanent dwellers.
Walked on the beach. Read. Had some computer time.
Just a very pleasant day in an almost idyllic place.
Today was our 18th wedding anniversary. Big special celebrations are not really “us”. We just toasted ourselves with a glass of wine over our cold chook and salad dinner.
TUESDAY: a similar day to yesterday – walking, reading, computer time.
I extended our booking to next Monday.
There was enough of the roast chook left for John’s tea, with salads; I had a little tin of tuna with mine.