Walkabout 15 – The Night of the Long Fingernails.

So all and sundry I guess you are keen to find out about the heading for this blog… however you will have to wait until I recap on our last week. On Tuesday we headed over to our favourite mechanic to get ” The Tardis” which is the name one of our customers gave to our trusty steed for our ability to fill every available space in it. Even before this exercise Miloz has had 3 world tours and one trip to the moon on what we spent on repairs on our various chariots. He is worth every cent and if you own Mercedes Benzes I firmly recommend him (Benz  LCV 0738653843). So after parting with another bucket load of cash our trusty steed was once again in fine form. With a warning to boost the springs on it asap. Miloz is on the job there of course and when he finds the right ones will send them by carrier pigeon to us.

We headed off and ended up in Kilcoy where the council provides a camping area with good loos and showers as well. Amazing!!!! The next day turned out to be a little frustrating as we planned to visit 3 dumps that in the past have provided us with interesting stock. However only one was open so pickings were meagre. We then spent the night at the Caloundra turn-off camping area and the only comment on this place is the loos are a good reason to suffer constipation for a while. I then finally got to go SURFING. Yeeehaa!!! 1 hour and 3 waves and I was a kid again. Unfortunately there were dog issues and L had to baby sit the mutt in the car. We then were forced to return to the smelly loo place for another night.The surf the next day made up for the discomfort. This time I got in a couple of hours in small but fun waves at my FAVOURITE break Moffat Beach.

We had arranged to go to Yandina market on Saturday and Gympie Museum Market on Sunday but the weather was looking pretty rough so ended up in GIN GIN on Friday night for the Saturday market. We did well in this small market and then headed off to YANDARAN HOTEL to stay the night before heading to Bundaberg for the Shalom Market at 4 am.  The Saints Crew will remember Yandaran as the pub our mate Bob Francis owned in the late 70’s Well it has changed a little but there is one big difference ….. Bob was a better cook. Now here comes the Fingernail story. I am quoting verbatim here so please excuse the language.

The pub held a fundraising afternoon on Sunday and when we got back it was in full swing. Many of the patrons were dressed as hippies and we fitted in really well in our normal attire. Most of the patrons were very happy hippies by the time we arrived. The band consisted of 2 blokes with guitars and a synthesiser. One guy (Pete) was not only a fantastic musician and singer but did so with a disability you will see on the movie provided. It was fantastic to watch and hear “The Band on The Rum”. This woman wanders up to us and proceeds to inform us ……. “I am 50 years old and have never had long fingernails in my life. My daughter convinced me to try acrylic ones so I did and they look wonderful and worked fine until the first time I had to wipe my bum. I scratched the f….k out of it” We had never met her before this statement and nearly fell off our chairs in fits of laughter. In all it was a lot of fun watching all and sundry having a ball reliving the good old days to the appropriate music for the night. Now we sit in a lovely camping area in AGNES WATER which is both dog and people friendly. more on this place later.

Some music to enjoy.  Link now fixed!!  Yaay.



Above is the link to the picasa pics of this post,  they add a bit, not much.


About retrocentricaussie

We are a pair of ageing 'gypsies' who find junk and sell antiques, especially objects from the art nouveau/art deco years and old and well-loved tools. We also occasionally buy antiques as well!! We haunt clearance sales, garage sales, charity shops and sometimes dumps. Lately we have even been to a 'proper' auction. The thrill is in the chase for good stuff at prices we can afford and still sell the items on at a profit sufficient to support us. We recycle what other people don't want anymore, we find new homes for nice things. We sell at markets and antique fairs, swap meets and wherever else we can find. Our clientele are mostly ordinary people who want something they can afford that will enhance their quality of life. We are especially pleased when generation Y buy from us. It suggests that appreciation of quality and good design is still part of our modern aesthetic.
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