We slept fine, the bridge noise stopped as hoped but started up again at
sunrise. We were however well awake having got a distraught phone call from
daughter, Sarah, who believed she had been slipped a spiked drink and had
quite ill and disoriented. Fortunately she had immediately run for a taxi
gotten home safely but very upset. Hopefully a lesson learned about being
late at night with strangers!
Just before we headed off I had a wander under the bridge and was quite
back when I noticed that twelve large nuts had been removed from the trestle
bolts on a mid span. I went up and told the people who owned a shop opposite
the park and he came down for gander. Liked a chat too, for about half an
Got cleaned up and headed for Tooradin to see motorhoming friends Woody &
This is a rare day, the fourth of the fourth of the fourth.
A quick note on the power figures above which I record as soon as I get up.
first (4.4/16.6) is fridge temp & room temp. We have had a lot of
with the fridge temp which always turned out to be caused by the dial
bumped down by bouncing fridge contents. We used to have the same problem
the Engel until I took the knob off. Another poor design example. I shall
to make a cover for the dial so bouncing butter doesn't make my beer warm.
other figures (26.9/-2.6) are the battery voltage and level of discharge in
hours. This morning they are way off normal range as we are connected to
and the trickle charger is on.
We had a nice day with Woody Julie. Julie gave Margaret a crash course in
shopping while Woody and I messed around in his workshop chewing the fat and
realigning his slide saw and table. They cooked up a bbq lunch with some
steaks and we got these great local pizzas for dinner. $5.90 for a well
large supreme style. Expect to pay nearly three times that in Sydney.
A little computing. Woody asked why I didn't use notepad for the diary as
text files use less space than word docs. Do they what. I just did a 'save
plain text' on a 29Kb word doc and it came down to 7Kb. I lose a font &
smilies, no problem. So from now on I intend to write in Word for spell
tools, save as text only, FTP to the Optus web space and email the link or
a message that there is a new one in the folder. That'll make my upload and
your download heaps faster.