26th - 27th - 28th;
There has been so little going on worth writing down over the last few days I might as well just cover them all in one blog.
There has been absolutely no surf until today (28th). There has been the standard NE Sea Breeze every day, kicking in by about 9am. With no ground swell around the only 'waves' have been 1/2ft wind chop, so it's been virtually unsurfable.
The water however is still very nice and warm, so it's been nice to just go out swimming and splashing about in the tiny waves. Lorraine and I have been for a swim a couple of times to just be more active than sitting around chatting, plus it's been pretty warm too so its a good way to cool off.
One of the afternoons when it was nice and warm, but there was less wind, Lorraine and I 'borrowed' one of the double Kayaks, and went off exploring up the creek. Lots of people seem to have done that recently, but I didn't ever go up there when I was at camp, so it was good to do something new! It was pretty remote and you could go about 2km maybe before it all just closes down to small streams and fallen trees block the way. It's really nice and tranquil up here though, and reminded me of some of the scenes 'out bush' in Crocodile Dundee. It's a shame I didn't take my camera up there it would have been nice to have some photos.
I have watched a fair few movies too, none of them really much good and worth mentioning though. I did watch one with Daveo and a couple of others though called 'Goon', which is all about Ice Hockey and the fighting in Canada. As Dave used to play it really seriously as a kid, it was interesting to hear what he had to say about how realistic it actually was, and hear some of his vast number of fight stories from his team.
I have done the standard chilling out in the evenings, most of the time 'up top' with everyone else, but sometimes on GHQ deck or over at the boy's cabin. It seems to be a little less sociable with less of a crew than when I was here a month ago, especially within the Groms. I have done much less drinking this time around, mainly because it's less sociable than before, but also because I just can't afford it.
I stayed at Jimmy's for a couple of nights, but then discovered I couldn't stay any longer - some friends of his had been staying about 2 weeks before, and they had caused all sorts of trouble, eventually getting kicked out. As a result Jimmy wasn't actually allowed to have anyone stay at his. I didn't know other wise I would never have asked and put him in that position, but he didn't tell me. Then his dad turned up out the blue to say hi, and it was obvious someone was bunking in there. He understandably got funny about it, so Jimmy had no choice but to ask me to move out.
With no other option I was back to sleeping in the car. Lorraine said she would come along and keep me company, which worked out well as then I could just dump most my stuff on her bed in GHQ. We chilled at camp all evening, then just went the 5 minutes round to Mullawarra beach car park to sleep (turns out its quite popular with travellers looking for a free nights camping spot), before going back to camp for breakie in the morning.
I don't think there is much else interesting going on to report..
(Photo - Kangaroo at Shelly's).