FRIDAY 11 SEPTEMBER CAIRNS
John played his computer game into the early hours of this morning, so he slept in. Then he watched the US Open tennis semi final for the rest of the morning.
I dried some of the bananas and pineapple we’d bought at Mossman, in my little electric dehydrator. They make great snacks – better than lollies.
After lunch we drove to one of the bowls clubs, where John arranged games. This is a different one to where we played last time, at Stratford and is more in town.
Called in at a book exchange and got lots of books – I am anticipating doing lots of reading, whilst John watches sport on TV. Spent $21 on books.
After we got back, went for a walk up the road beside the river and then along a bush track for a little way.
We are able to obtain bought fish and chips for Friday tea again, now, and bought them from a shop at Smithfield. Cost $9 – reasonable.
John phoned his nephew about K’s car insurance, then I phoned V, but she was busy and couldn’t talk. Whilst we were on the Cape trip, they had left Perth because they’d gained work at a little tourist operation in the Shark Bay area. There is an old telegraph station at a place called Hamelin Pool, where a camp ground has been established. Tourists visit there for the history, and to look at the stromatolite formations that grow in the sea there. B is working around the campground and doing general maintenance. V is doing tours of the old telegraph station and serving morning and afternoon teas. I gather that the scones served are made by the lady manager! V and B are only assistants to the main managers. They have an old caravan provided there, for accommodation. They are pretty well half way between Carnarvon and Geraldton, and so rather remote. But she likes it there. Remote would not worry my daughter!