Saturday, August 23, 2014

Back to the van park

Saturday August 19th:

Hi all we have are back at Woorim in the caravan after collecting the home owners last Saturday morning from Brisbane Airport the 16th. It was an early start up at 5.00 as we had to do the final packing of our belongings, remake the bed, load our car and fire up Mike's big 4x4 and drive to the airport. Their flight was due in at 7.05am & when Brian checked their arrival time we find they were arriving early so it was a bit of a rush to get organised and head off. It was teaming with rain typical, arrived at the service centre just outside the airport and waited for Mike & Margarets ph call to advise they were ready to be collected. We found them easy enough loaded the 4x4 with Chris driving the beast and headed back to Banksia Beach - The Promontory, had a cuppa with them, loaded our tribby and headed back to the van park at Worrim, yep still pouring with rain. We moved the caravan on the Friday thankfully it was fine so we had it all set up which was great. With the rain coming down we loaded everything into the awning and left it there covered in the dry until we could resort the gear. Sunday we woke to a nice sunny day & we set to sort our gear & put it all away. We are in the van park for around 16days until we head to our next house sit at Calamvale just south of Brisbane, we leave here on the 31st August. The van will go back into storage here for just over a week before we collect the old girl again and head back to Caloundra for our next house sit.  We are in the same spot as last time in May when we stayed here. Its currently pouring with rain and has not let up started Thursday night and its still raining, about 3days ago we were dealing with smoke and helicopters as some moron had lit a fire which got out of control sparked by the wind, now we have all the rain. As you can see we have the big grey Tarp over the top which keeps us nice & dry, it was great Terry being there to help Brian get it up over the top as it's just a bit too high for me to pull the tarp up & over.You can see the green side wall tarp that I made to slide into the awning channel, it keeps us dry which is the main thing.

These two photos below are of the last amazing sunset that we had at the Promontory - just stunning.

And I said all along that although it was meant to be winter there was no way I was leaving the Promontory without a dip in that pool. It was actually very nice once I was in and managed to stay in for around 30mins.