Walkabout 26 – funneling

Tonight I sat with my back to the caravan facing east and watched the moon rise behind the mountain,  slide up the trunk of a coconut palm and illuminate its branches on which sat an owl like the one that  spoke less and heard more, ‘why are we not more like this wise old bird?’  One of my mother’s favourite quotes.  Sitting listening to the tide wash onto the shore over the mud flats reminded me of her and how she loved the sea and its moods and moves.  As did my dad, but he was more in love with the sporting opportunities that fishing offered I think.  We are all three Pisceans so I suppose there is logic in this.  Looking out to sea is towards the Whitsundays.  I have always felt some sort of glamour and pull towards them.  Is it the name I wonder?  I am not sure of the association but the islands and the Great Barrier Reef all in the mix.  Not so Airlie Beach, which is just another Noosa, full of beautiful people holidaying in the little boxes of the Pete Seeger song.

No it is not Cowley Beach – we got the weekend wrong… it is Funnel Bay – so called because in the North westerly winds it funnels them hard onto land – as it did all afternoon.  An informal camping spot without facilities of any sort but lovely.  Just what we like.  A guy who sold us some tools in Babinda told us about this place. So he established some credit after taking too much money off us for the tools!!


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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One Response to Walkabout 26 – funneling

  1. angela lownie says:

    Hi guys & thanks so much for my birthday pressie. So lovely to be remembered and in such a pretty way! You are stars! All go here and all well. My bone density test was really good and I am stopping that inconvenient Protos & going for the Actonel as previously which is weekly & so my life is much improved. I am so chuffed to have improved health for a change – I was so excited! Also how are your sore ribs? Kev’s hip realignment cuddle technique continues to work when activated! How amazing! Love to you 3. Angie Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 12:12:52 +0000 To: angela_lownie@hotmail.com

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