Two Weeks Without A Post!!? OMG!!

Damn! It’s been nearly two weeks since our last post. Sorry about that. Also, our credit wil run out sometime over the next couple of days. Just in case we don’t get back to this blog before then, don’t stress. We’re not dead and we’ll be back as soon as we earn enough money to buy more credit. And remember, the phone still works so you guys will still be able to phone us if you need to. ;0)

So, what have we been up to? Well, much of the same really. We’re still staying at Cooktown Motel and still cleaning the kitchen in exchange for free rent. We can’t do much today because it’s Sunday and all the banana pickers have the day off. This means that the kitchen is being used by someone all day long. Apart from a quick wipe this morning, it’s better to stay out of the way, really. As a result, Brad’s having a little snooze and I’m sitting by the pool updating you lot (been promising to do so for long enough).

So, how was your Easter, everyone? Ours was spent amongst nice company, and was also chocolate free. We missed all you guys like mad, though. We hope you all had a good one. Xx
We spent a good few late nights leading up to Easter down at the wharf hoping to catch a big barramundi for the bbq/party that the boys had planned for good friday… but alas, this was not to be. Not to worry… some visiting fishermen from Sydney supplied us all with more reef fish than we could possibly eat. Scott and Ahadi (pronounced Arty) still have a stash in their freezer. I might get Brad to fillet one up later today. The party was good, the food was great AND we didn’t have to clean up a thing afterwards… the backpackers took care of all of that. :0)

And even our Croc managed to bring something along to add to the festivities. I do hope that’s not the REAL Easter Bunny. I would hate to see all those kids out there miss out next year. I wonder what he’s got up his sleeve for Mother’s Day… ;0)

And apart from that, the only out-of-the-ordinary thing that’s happened is that we were pulled up by the police a couple of nights ago. Damn! No rego on the car. They don’t worry so much about that around these parts, but the law is the law. It just means a court appearance in June and a bit of a fine… also means we can’t drive ’round town any more… or to the beach… or anywhere else until it’s registered. Bugger. Bad timing! I suppose we should look for a bit more permanent job for a while, and postpone the rainforest trip for a while… again.

Anyway, there’s not much more I can add to all of that. I’ve put up a few more random pics of Cooktown, including some taken at the Gardens. The large snake is a display there, and carved out of a single piece of wood. I was quite impressed! And the flowers are Cooktown Orchids. They’re this town’s pride and joy and their image is depicted on many things up this way, although from all accounts they’re kind of hard to find in the wild.

Oh, and one more thing… we’re giving up smoking. Mostly because we’ve run out of both tobacco and money again, but also simply because we would like to. Wish us luck :0)



1 Comment

  1. twistyman said,

    May 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hi Damn Aussies…..

    happy to hear that you’re still doing well….

    hoping you can pick up some more work get jimmy all papered right…

    man I’ve done that avoid cops looking at tags thing before no fun…..

    looking forward to hearing form you as soon as possible…….

    stay well…stay safe..
    Love Bob.

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