22nd July to 29th July

we had an uneventful but enjoyable day at the 4bbb at Cardwell. Then packed up and travelled to Crystal Creek. This was a mistake – not only is it 40k south of Ingham where we play next but there are 30k of roadworks as well!!! Together with the fact that a) there is no TV reception, b) you can’t poke your nose out the door because of mozzies and just to top it no hot water in the sinks in the bathrooms (makes Ollie’s shaving difficult)

Decide to take a look at the creek & beach – sort of 10k away so decide not to walk.IMG_4521not really Crystal!!!IMG_4524certainly desertedIMG_4525IMG_4527the local beach shackIMG_4530iconic Australia!!!!

24th/25th & 26th July – Played badly at Ingham vets golf!!!!!! People were lovely but greens were unreadable, bare and gravelly!!!! On the 26th we moved our van to the golf club for the night as there was a dinner & presentation. Great evening – the food cooked by the lady golfers for 78 people was a 3 course feast. Well done to everyone and great fun

27th day of washing and trying to sort Telstra – not only did one wifi suddenly use 8gb yesterday but the other used used 4 at 5am. My guess is we was hacked somehow – 12 gig in less than 12 hours!!!!!! I hate Telstra!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After 4 hours we got nowhere.

28th – Townsville Vets golf. All was going well till on the 10th & 11th holes a crow took 4 of my pink balls !!!!!!!!! It did not touch the white ones!!!!! Totally thrown – it is about 2 years since I used a white ball and I could not hit them!!!!!!! Totally lost my swing – reverted back to a coloured ball for the last couple of holes when the crow seemed to have given up.

Departed the golf course and headed for the Drummond golf store – bought some more balls!!!! Then onto Telstra shop – as wifi has now given up taking a charge!!!!!!! Shop cannot help as it is a Bigpond device – I need to phone Telstra – hang on I am in a Telstra shop why can’t they phone themselves!!!!!! What a nightmare. At the same time we find all the Townsville caravan parks are full. We could go back to Townsville golf club and park there – however we need to recharge stuff and we left our solar panels at home ( by mistake). Wonderful park manager in Ayr says they will wait till we arrive 11/2 hours and get us in.

29th – sleep in sort of. Lazy morning then shopping. We left our new wheel chocks and levellers at Crystal Creek when we left at 6am yesterday!!! Need to try to get some. No luck so far. The struts for the caravan roof light have de gassed – need some new ones – the carving fork holding it up fell in the wind and nearly staked me!!!! No luck. Visit the Telstra shop – 2 hours wait. Sort a new wifi so we can turn off the others until our written complaint to Telstra get dealt with properly.  Pop to the golf course to sort our entries for 31st & 1st Aug. This is where Karie Webb learnt – wonder if anything will rub off on me!!!! Lunch at the Coffee Club then a lazy afternoon. Beautiful roast beef off our little Cadac BBQ. and  sleep.

Tomorrowis another day

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