Trip Start Oct 01, 2007
99Trip End May 07, 2008
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We thought we'd be smart this time and get our tent pitched under some shade so we wern't woken by scorching sunlight every morning at 7 am. We bought some second hand chairs off a guy in the campsite who had them advertised on the noticeboard. Turned out to be a bargainas they were quite comfy with their own side tables and drinks holders and all for a whopping 20 squid. We'll try sell them on for 30 in Cairns. The shaded area was a great idea under the trees until we decided to sit out for the first night (not in the car) while haveing some beers. It seemed all shapes and sizes of spiders just kept dropping out of the trees above us onto our heads. I was showing off to Lou and hit a huge one with my beer bottle (used like a baseball bat) and the sound of the ping off the bottle when I hit him. There was one particular fella who looked like he'd just eaten a million flies. He was huge and was crawling on the outside of the tent. You'd be worn out mashing ants and flicking off all sorts of flies and bugs off you sitting out here sometimes. Haven't seen any real mozzies yet though thankfully and Lou has avoided getting bitten and turning into a bag of pest feed again.
The beach wasn't as nice here as most of the other towns so far but they had a lovely harbour area and a nice walk out to a little jut of land overlooking the pacific and schools of dolphins playing just off the headland. They also had a tennis court in the campsite so we murdered a few balls for a couple of hours each evening to see who would be making dinner. Regardless of the results I still made the dinners cause Lou kept getting those overnight leg injuries which temporarily disabled her from standing at a barbeque... We also decided to quit eating scallions. The combination of lots of scallions and a small two man tent is no longer viable.