Day of rest - Yachties will understand this, others may need an explanation.
I have a long range Tank
In short I've fixed the gas lamp plugged my flat tire and done the laundry checked over the engine and tided up. + the normal chores I've pretty much given up on cleanliness. This is the outback.
Everything is covered in dust. The car is filthy, poor things not seen tarmac since Sunday (its Friday). I've managed to do some laundry - some more explanation required. Its clean as in it doesn't smell of sweaty pom. Not clean as in cheesy grin and laundry commercial. Seeing as it hasn't rained here for months and its 31 degrees in the shade, the dust is blowing through and sticking too it.
How to make cement. First take sereral hundred K's to really build up the dust, then drive through a river. Since this describes the last few days and my spare is under the car...... I had to beat it off with a tire iron just to get the wheel nuts on.
Yes I'm on holiday, no IT to fix out here. I've not had phone coverage since I left Mataranka. Feeling very pleasant, I may swim in the lovely thermal pool when I've done this. Look right look left no croc, swim.
I've long ago mentioned a bucket list. I've singularly failed to convince any of my mates to come visit Darwin, your loss. But put the Outback on the list. So long as its dry season its harmless in a bring plenty of water and don't swim unless you know its croc free sort of way, If you can spend a bit of time acclimatising it will help. I am well aware that I was 18 before I experienced 30 degrees. It was the summer of 93 I'd just done my A-Levels and I was in Dorset.
Oh and you can tell by the Flies that its the outback. Swat. Not a place for mouth breathers.
I am trying to get away from work - that's what a holiday is about. The last day I took off after a big weekend working In Wadeye by 9 o'clock they were banging on my door (I'd turned the phone off). I've trained a collogue on that issue and hopefully it won't re-occur. I expect to reach phone coverage tomorrow either Cape Crawford or Boroloola probably has 3g. Its actually harder to get away in Darwin - 700+ km from Darwin I was stuck behind a Truck towing a UTE - I Client's Truck. another 150km further on sticking out of the bush next to a helicopter a generator with another client's logo on it. *sigh* how far do I have to go?
Hmm Yes. Dire straits - the boy can play I think the tracks called there's a line in it that goes "boroloola baby what I say" why a bunch of out of work Geordies would be singing about Boroloola I've no Idea, unfortunately its stuck in my had now. has been for days.
So in summary. Heat Flies, dust. See the Gallery for more photos.
There I fixed it! Note the offending Screw wot done it.