Geoffs Life After Work !

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Day One on the Road to Goomeri

Putting the Slideon onto the truck was manoeuvred very quickly ( very proud of meself !) We set off from home around 1pm arriving 3 hours later into the already packed camper grounds.First Nights entertainment was provided by a lady singer in the Bowling Club and she was actually a top class singer (Cathy Drummond) getting lots of the grey nomads up and dancing ( we oldies know how to enjoy ourselves!)  We met one old gent probably in his 80s who had dyed his hair ORANGE ! in celebration of the upcoming events on Sunday next (I,m tempted!) The meal costing $15 was top class ( Lasagne & Trimmings) and we enjoyed the company of Urangan couple Kingsley & Ann both retired. People ( as usual with Nomads) are very friendly.Night time was ccccccold ! and we were awoken by the FIRE Alarm going off at around 2.30 am !! TheHeater had automatically come on and we consequently had to turn the gas off which in turn stopped our fridge from working ( oh NO! Warm Beer) we settled in for the night after that little episode and Annie will sort it out with the Supplier on Monday .All of this is to make sure our BIG trip across the Nulabor will be a pleasant and Safe one come August
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                                                                                                         The trip ended in a bit of a disaster !!   See last blog  in the next few days !!!

May 31, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Fishing in Hervey Bay oh What Fun !!

Thw weather in this beautiful part of the world is absolutely brilliant,after all we do live in the sub tropics of Queensland.Recently we have taken up sea fishing with our Guru and Master fisherman Paul.After 3 trips I was lucky enough to catch TWO on the the third Day ( Bream & Rainbow Fish) after photo,s they were released back into the Ocean ( VERY heavy fines are incurred if undersized fish are killed) Annie was the first to catch fish and sadly Paul caught only a Toad Fish and they are NOT to be thrown back into the briny alive ! (being a “pest” fish) At high our almost 3/4 km long pier is a fantastic place to “wet” a line and we have met lots of friendly people.Our troupe has now increased to five with the prospect of another enthusiast wishing to join us .Names so Far…Paul,Ann,Geoff,David and Michelle.Future attendee is Margaret who will join us when her chore system at home has be re-arranged ! (sorry Margaret) David actually caught a rock !!

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Our basic training is now over,next lesson will be to learn how to hold a captive fish correctly whilst taking the hook out of its mouth.At this stage NO fish will be harmed until we reach the final stage in our curriculum which enables    us to slice the subject into slices ready for cooking !!!! Its a brilliant past time enabling us to get out into the sun,have a great laugh at each others expense ( which we do freely) and meeting lots of new people

May 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A Pleasant Weekend in Brisbane

We decided to use our cheap pensioners rail pass from Hervey Bay to Brisbane (approx 320 kms away) to discover the capital of out home State of Queensland.There is plenty to see including a FREE Ferry up and down the River Brisbane.Southbank is a hive of activity with its wonderful man made beach and lakes specially designed for families.Night time too  in the towns CBD is very busy with lots of eateries and pubs to keep people happy>We stayed at the EDGE Hotel that turned into a bit of a disaster due to unhelpful staff and bad advertising (because of our complains the advertising on their Website has been changed to give a true indication of what is available.I have included a small run down on what Brisbane is about

One of the oldest cities in Australia, Brisbane was founded upon the ancient homelands of the Indigenoue Turrbal and Jagera peoples. Named after the Brisbane River on which it is located Thomas Brisbane From 1821 to 1825 the area was chosen as a place for secondary offenders from the Sydney Colony A penal settlement was founded in 1824 at Redcliffe, 28 kilometres (17 mi) north of the central business district, but was soon abandoned and moved toNorth Quayin 1825, opening to free settlement in 1842. The city was marred byAboriginal Conflict between 1843 and 1855, and development was partly set back by the Great Fire of Brisbane, and the Great Brisbane Flood Brisbane was chosen as the capital. DuringWW2, Brisbane played a central role in theAllied campaign and served as the South West Pacific headquarters for MacArthur

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There is plenty to do  and if in this wonderful State do go and look and explore Brisbane,you will not be disappointed


May 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment


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