Monday 24th August 2009.
Once again we are in an area that is experiencing records in weather conditions. We have experienced this, in all sorts of forms, quite often in our travels. At the moment we are once again experiencing a mini heat-wave with very high temperatures, we were in SA last year when they experienced a record number of consecutive days in excess of 35°. Today on the Sunshine Coast the temperature reached 35°, which was the hottest day in August for quite a number of years, not only by just a percentage of a degree, but a whole 5 degrees. It was also similar in the entire South East of Queensland. Tonight we are expecting the temp. to get down to about 18° and similar records are again expected to be broken. The conditions at the moment are just topping off what has been an excellent winter, weather wise, on the Sunshine Coast this year, forgetting about the bad conditions we had in May when we had to be evacuated from the park. We are feeling sorry for friends who left the park this morning to return home, and had the heat to travel in. One in particular, Di from Tassie, had trouble putting up with anything over 20° at any time. Well, we will just have to grin and bear it.
Sunday 16th August 2009.
Linda has finally returned from Melbourne and things are now starting to get back to normal. We will soon have to give serious consideration to our travel plans for our trip back to Melbourne for Christmas. We are thinking of making our way via Lightning Ridge, in outback NSW near Bourke, as we do like to see somewhere we haven’t been to before and we have always wanted to visit Lightning Ridge. One of the problems we may have is the same one that causes us to leave here when we plan to:- School holidays, caravan parks could possibly be full or charge extra, so we will soon have to start ringing around so we can decide which route we are going to take. In the mean time though we will just sit back and enjoy the warm weather, and it has been great of late.
Wednesday 5th August 2009.
Yes I am still here! I have now been on my own for three weeks and counting down the sleeps (7) until Linda returns from Melbourne. Nothing new has happened, as you can see by the lack of reports, and I am just enjoying the warm weather, it has been absolutely glorious over the past coupe of weeks and doesn’t look like changing for a while. I must have fixed everyone’s TV problems as I have had no jobs at all over the past few weeks, which has given me a lot more free time to just relax, or walk on the beach and such, very enjoyable.