Back at our favourite places this year. As Christmas is fast approaching we thought it would be an excellent idea to get away before the crowds arrive in Noosa.
So many people it is just impossible to go out without strangers all around. Too dangerous to ride our bikes after six in the morning. The mad traffic you know.
Elliot Heads often mentioned has become a place of quiet desire. At the moment you can ride two abreast and if anyone pops along in their car they politely wait and wave as they pass. Noosa they like to run as close as possible to you so one can feel the fear.
It seems all the homes for sale have been snapped up and once again we left our run too late. Somewhere we will fall over the right home again. I strongly believe the house you need will appear when the time is right. Our present little unit was rushed into and lots of it is perfect but lots isn’t. As we get older the need for peace and quiet combined with access to a perfect beach, bike tracks and a good place to buy fresh fruit and vegetables is all we want. Not too many demands.
We have been feeling a strong urge to have an extended trip with the caravan. Possibly even around the country again. It calls to you that red dirt and sights to see. We have been watching a wonderful young couple with their children on YouTube. Trip in a Van they call it. Utterly inspired by them, clever filming and lots of ideas.
So all going well early next autumn hopefully will see us on the road for several months. I am sure the house will be fine after all holiday homes are left empty for many months.
So today has been a very enjoyable camping day. We had a nice walk to the shops to buy a few bits for dinner. I have been purchasing Bosh books. Vegan but oh so tasty and the new one is perfect to cook while camping. Happy days indeed.
We are at Agnes Water this week at the beachside camp. It is perfect for just popping into the waves for a dip. Murf caught some very impressive body surfing waves. The man is part dolphin in the water. I had a great beach walk following a lady who could not afford a swimsuit…only a string up her bum. Cripes time and place to wobble along sweetie. One can only hope she had sun screened it. Otherwise no comfy sitting down for a while.
Agnes Water is a little town that still retains that lost in the sixties vibe. Even if most of the menfolk will never see sixty again but they make a valiant effort to keep the surfer dude look intact, bless them. We love it here with all the beaching and boats. You could quietly pass your days gently swimming and maybe gardening. Tempting indeed.
Tonight will be spent at 1770 eating fish and chips whilst watching the sunset. One of the best places to view the sun setting over the water. The fire on Fraser Island is creating interesting effects in the colours so will take the camera.
Such a pity about the island and to think all due to an illegal campfire.
We have been tempted to look at a new caravan lately but hopefully common sense has kicked in. So tempting but personally this new trend to have Electronic devices doing all the work worries me. What happens if it they go tits up when you are far from help? Even now we lose hours of our lives fighting forgotten passwords. We could be out enjoying our lives instead of spending tense hours hunched over a screen. Reminds me a lot of work not retirement.
I can just see us and feel the angst already. Picture it if you will out on some beautiful beachside camp, many miles from help. No wifi, no telephone signal and then the gadget thingie that works all the components of the van freezes. My blood freezes imagining it. Freezes even more imaging the harsh words that would no doubt flow.
It will be better to stick with our old girl who does what ever we ask of her manually.
My only whine at this time of the year is the attack of the midges. Good lord you could make a horror movie about the silent attack of the invisible beasts of torment. However sanity has been saved by the discovery nivea body lotion applied to all exposed limbs repels the little horrors. Hubby never gets attacked at all but they just love me.
Blessed are those of us who are at the beach during this present heatwave and today already has the feel of a scorcher. Pity the poor folk inland at the moment. I do not know how they cope. The storms will follow but short term relief for them.
So from our lovely spot on the beach at Agnes Water see you later we need a swim again.