A wise man once said....

A wise man once said
"When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen you may learn something new."
Dalai Lama

Monday, 26 March 2012

Krombit Top Park - Day Trip Out

Wonderful day out of Gladstone. Seems we have spent the last few weekends just sitting around and not making an effort to get out and see stuff. So this Sunday we got off our backsides and went up to Krumbit Tops National Park for the day.
We left Gladstone about 08.00am for a 150 kilometre journey. Sun was shining and off we went. First stop was a bakery for some cakes, biscuits and sausage rolls. Then up the mountain. The park is famous for the discover of an old bomber wreck that was found some time back. It is an old B52 from the war days which had ‘got lost’ in flight and no one knew where it was. And Australia is a big place in which to lose a small plane. Anyway now we know where it is and indeed it’s a long way from anywhere. Even when you get up to the park which is enormous the bomber is down a small track which had to be marked or you would never find it. Not much of it left thought as whomever found it must have taken all the good bits, with just a bit of fuselage and broken props laying around. But you know at least it was something to se, you know what I mean you go all that way it is good to have a reason rather than just look at trees. The trees were nice, some rain forest and stuff also a lot of wild cows and we spotted on Dingo dog.
So all that was good, pleasant drive and we clocked up about 250 kilometres. However down side was at the main look out area. Both of us need a Loo. No problem chemical toilets are provided on site. However we were not told of the ‘leaches’ which suddenly appeared and started climbing up our legs. Horrible. Wanna was moving faster than Husain Bolt ..... Joy to watch. Me I was very surprised and it seems every time I got rid of one another one appeared on my other leg. Obviously no pictures!!! Too busy pulling them off. Ugh!!!!




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Saturday, 24 March 2012

Another Day At Work


Went to work this morning, bright and early. Whilst there, Jodie, our Environmental Officer informed me she had found a stranded turtle near our piling barge. She brought it back to the shore and has now taken it off to the local turtle rescue farm. So I decided it was worth a small mention. It's good to see people caring about the environment and in this case she thinks the turtle is probably starving. Why you ask? Well given all the heavy rains in Queensland over the last year the discharge of fresh water into the sea has killed off vast areas of sea grass and other veggies that turtles eat. (not sure which veggies exactly). I've asked her, Jodie, that is not the turtle, to provide us with an update, particularly if it is good news!! So following on from this little event I decided to go on utube and see whats happening with turtles in our area. Found a link to some people in Tannum Sands who had videoed a turtle as they put it back in the sea.
Tannum Sands is about 20 kilometers south of us. That operation looked successful. lets hope we are.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Morning walk





Nothing special to report. Went for a walk this morning. Just down the road and back. Returning I notices a 'stick' insect on our garage door. Amazing thing. Looked exactly like a stick as it is supposed to! So small and it took me a moment to realise what it was. Anyway good start of the day and for once I had time to stop and observe my surrounding before jumping into my Ute!

Friday, 16 March 2012

The Big 60



A very long overdue posting. Several times before I’ve said that time flys and nothing to write. This time I’ve been to Thailand and back and reached young age of 60. Well being 29th Feb I am really 15. That’s fine. Soon I can go out and buy and drink. And have some fun... And loads to write about but no energy. Funny when you leave things for awhile it all becomes hard work I had planned these blog posting to be my sort of diary for me and to share with family so not uploading anything interesting is a poor show. So this time is I know not going to be any better..... I mean if every time AI write and say ‘I’ve got nothing to say’ it a poro show right?
Well with all this travelling I only took a few photos. Had a great evening in Pattaya with Wanna and joined by my Dad, Gulshen and Owen and Charlie and Lynne and friends. Total 14. That was enough. After a great meal the young ones (that’s me ) wondered off to have a late night playing pool in a couple of local bars. Great evening.

Only disappointment was my Mother and Jane were unable to join us. Mother was not up to the flying and so I’ll have to find another time to get with her again soon.
I know is that all. ? @#$%^ !!!! Yes hat’s all. Next time.
Off this evening for a small Bar B Q in the local marina. Promise I’ll start posting again...