Bush turkeys, whip birds, other dogs and all the other sights, sounds and smells that we are unaware of are giving Bella wonderful energy to rush around tail wagging, ears cocked, being the happiest busiest dog in the world. All this happening at Inskip Point near Fraser Island about 250 kms north of Brisbane.
We are pretty happy too – nothing has to happen until Friday when the weekend work starts again. We have ‘christened’ the porta potty and very good it is too, we have set up a camping stove (new from a house clearance but its gas bottle was 20 years out of date!!) under the caravan awning and are relaxed and happy. I like cooking out of doors, it is a bit cramped in the caravan.
Nambour was a good market although neither one of us was ‘firing’ just couldn’t get into the groove and it felt like a very hard market. It was a hard market in that we had to work for every sale and that often meant discounting heavily so it all felt unrewarding until we counted the money and it was not that bad, a bit less than last time but more than we had feared. Nambour Collectorama is a very robust market and has never completely let us down but we had said that unless it was a cracker we would look for another market for Sunday and we found Gympie Duck Pond market. It was a lovely market, very nice organiser, pleasant surroundings, cheap to stand, and customers buying pretty well – so after a night spent in the caravan at a truck stop, not that uncomfortable we felt satisfied that we had worked well and deserved a rest. Hence Inskip Point where we can only rest. Alan might even get his board wet. Then back to the Gympie Southside market next week – then a weekend in Brisbane to attend the Saints Hockey Club 90th Anniversary dinner – then the great northwards trek really starts!!