If Becky was my pet horse then we would have put her down by now! Yep, old "Red Rum" has been in the wars a bit! Major problem being all those choccie bics have got lodge somewhere in her back and moved one of her rib bones on her spine (well thats what the chiropractor said , minus the choc bics bit!). So whilst ive spent my days shriveling like a prune in the sea surfing pretty fine waves whilst i look like an overly keen grom with a head that looks like a white topped malteaser, "Red Rum" has been visiting various Chiropractors being hugged and clicked by hairy old men in bizzare ways. She's become pretty good as Suduko and has read all magazine publications in Australia. I guess some of you could say this isnt too bad, but she also has 2 huge bruises on each calf muscle where her now unused surfboard clobbered her, 101 mosquito bites when i got none and a sun cracked lip that looks like shes got a bit of mustard stuck on it! But despite all of this, spirits are remarkably high! And Becky is enjoying me doing everything for her. We stuck out a week in the van of pretty much non-stop rain and then had a JB treat of a rather luxurious hostel which signalled the 1st shower in a week and sitting on a sofa like lords! But you can never take the traveller out of us as we still had our gas stove on the balcony cooking the old classic of tuna and pasta!
Since we left Byron and Mark and Lilli, we have done a lot of distance checking at most available surf spots and scoring some pretty good ones. I wont list them all, but check the photos on the site..the pick of the spots have to be a beach called Goolawah (which was a reverse of Penhale) and Dolphin Point, where of course there was dolphins! infact its so common for dolphins to come within a few feet of us and jump clean out of the water now! No sharks though and im hoping it'll stay that way as we head into Victoria, but i have been in training and now no longer wee in my wettie like a big boy!
Lots of miles on the road resulted in me missing a hpoing kangaroo by inches but Red Rum cruising over a 3ft long comdo dragon who was sunning it up in the road! We pushed the old tin can a little too much aswell and she starting chugging and loosing power so we stopped and hoped she would repair herself! 600k's more have been done since then, and although shes a little noisy and smelly we hope she'll last our last 2 weeks!
Yesterday we visited a couple of beaches where there are loads of wild animlas roaming around, the pick of which were loads of Roos who posed for comical photos and a bunch of brightly coloured birds which insisted on landing on my head and churping in my ear before pooing on my head and flying off!
Following my cooking expolits in the resturant i continued my excellent skills in the van. A bit chilly on a grizzly day, thought i'd get a brew on and warm us up by doing it in the van. Well to cut a long story short the tube going into the gas bottle caught on fire and i shat myself, with no thought for the pan of boiling water i picked up the bottle and stove and launched myself out of the van side door like andy Mcnab into the car park swearing my head off. Relieved that i hadnt blown us and the van up i continue being a drama queen and swearing my head off, then look over and see some local who was coming in from a surf laughing his head off - must have been pretty funny for him to see!
Well, things are pretty good really apart from Beckys back but she is getting better and quite enjoying being driven around like Miss Daisy down every dirt road in the hope of finding perfect waves for her to sit in the van and play Suduko! The scenery is great around here, really green with rolling hills and golden beaches, much more like home, but with even less people. We have 2 weeks left til we fly to NZ which we cant wait for. The last 2 weeks we will be continuing our journey to the great ocaen road, hoping to get Miss Daisy back to 100% and in the sea, and of course, we will hopefully sell the van or else you might all be seeing us sooner than you think!!!