All I want is a van with a view
In Darwin and Damn its hot, particularly if your waiting for a bus that doesn't come. After the lass next to me asks what happened to it. Hmmm asks me this begs the Question A: do I look like an expert on NT (Northern Territories, also know as "Not today" sometimes extended to "Not tomorrow either") since I'm certain I don't look like that she must have liked the look of me.
I didn't know anything about the Buses, so I went and asked the bus driver who was parked up opposite, mopping his bus out. He recognised me as he was the driver who'd taken me into town. He said no there was no bus at 12:50 till next week - new services and that. Then looked through his folder, trying to work out what I was talking about.
After a certain amount of finger moistening, page turning watch checking and finger poking he said "Shit that's me, I forgot".
He stuffed his mop behind the seat. looked nervous and said "how many of you are there?" What? do I have "Conductor" tattooed on my forehead? I pointed at the bench full of people, he hops into the seat and swings over to the stop and off we go back the the marina.
Damn I'm good organising public transport, not a problem.
Man Without a Van.
I want a Late 90's Mitsubishi express or similar. Basically Cow and Chicken 2.0, diesel would be good. But beggars can't be choosers. LPG/Petrol better but I'll live with petrol. Prefer not the 2.5l that C and C had - drinks too much gas. Its not going to be cheap. I just phone the nicest looking one 260,000km $3.5K - gone. No answer for the 3k 95 van with 350,000 on the clock. Many are in the 1980's and more than $4k ausie. I'm going bald, and you want 4k for something built when I was seven?
Doesn't happen, there's a road sign just south of here with "Melbourne 3200km".
Still Island Kea is cool, the aircon's on. After more than 24 hours on its managed to drag the saloon down to a mere 25°. Yesterday it only got it down to 28°. Luxury. Marina's nice. Spent most of yesterday in the Dina Beach CYA, an old favourite spot of mine. Ornen was hauled up in the now closed boatyard next door. Spent a lot of quality time in there.
Not My style - or price range