Still waiting on decisions from RAA insurance. We got a courtesy call this morning to say they are waiting for quotes. Then this arvo another call to ask us for dimensions of the trailer
as the trucking company can't quote without them. Dennis spent most of this morning trying to salvage things he could reach through the back of the trailer, he managed to get the quilt and pillows and cans of food which I sorted through, washed the mud off and threw the damaged goods away. I washed another load of retrieved linen and parkas that were covered in mud. The mud occurred because the water tank split and mixed with the dirt and managed to get inside the trailer. I had a brand new parka and vest, they were a mess and I hope they will recover maybe after 2 washes! Den has reorganised some items and tied them on top of the car to free up some room in the car for things salvaged from trailer.
This afternoon we went to visit the Prison Boab tree where young male Aboriginals were mustered. They were taken from their homelands and walked for hundreds of miles, to use them for labour to look for pearls, in the early days of the pearl industry. However they were reluctant workers and later replaced with Japanese divers who were more efficient. It was a sad place to visit as they had actual photos of them chained around their necks. We drove around town and discovered a new housing development, golf course, racecourse, rodeo, basketball stadium with no walls, very modern, beach volley ball courts, lawn bowls and a sports club they all share, and they are all in the same vicinity.
The sunset down at the wharf tonight was very impressive, there was burning off and the smoke had drifted over the sea creating a colourful sky. Hoping to get some news about the camper tomorrow, fingers crossed!