Saturday, April 4, 2020

Bird of Prey

Wow, how things have changed in a month - COVID-19, but hey life goes on.

The MH is in the workshop with no indication of exactly when she will be ready for the road again. But as things stand there is no hurry.

So yep I'm in lock-down like the rest of the nation - pleased not to have found myself on the road at this time. I'm able to get out for exercise, bike riding and Stand-up Paddling are my preference. The weather here has been pretty good of late for both.

My accommodation here in Cotton Tree comes with a roof garden giving me a bit extra space to hang out in. It's complete with pergola and shade sails and I have a $20 inflatable swimming pool for when it gets really hot.

Of late I've noticed I've got a freeloader perching on a corner of the pergola keeping an eye out for fish in the river. This bird of prey seems not to worry when I walk past or stop to take a photo from just a few feet away and I feel privileged to be able to be this close.

I added an extension to his perch so his poops go over the side


Not everyone is happy Ol' Mate is here!

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Cotton Tree Real Estate

Returning to Cotton Tree for a bit and notice my new neighbour, just two doors down, has nearly completed his new buildings. 14 three-bed units, lettable office space and with his private home in front on the waterfront. The home alone reported at costing 15 million. Lord Edmiston from England if you don't mind. Be pleased when it's all finished as it's been a real pain with the construction noise, traffic disruptions and construction noise. Did I mention the construction noise? He just best not complain when I turn my stereo up.

There is so much construction happening around here and I'm going to have to find somewhere new to park the MH. My friend's vacant site, where I've been parking the MH just 3 mins walk away, has now sold 9 out of the 10 of the planned units and the construction there will start soon.

So before that, the MH is going in for some much needed mechanical attention, she's showing her age. Then it will be back on the road for an unspecified period of time. By far the best way, no actual firm plans. What happens after that I'm not sure but we'll cross that bridge when the time comes.

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Woodenbong BA Closing soon

Lately, we've been working really close to the Queensland border, actually on a property with the Queensland Rabbit Exclusion Fence running through it. It's rough terrain in the foothills of the McPherson Range. Mt Lindesay, as always, features on the horizon showing yet another majestic side.

Just about all of the farms have been completed now. Just a week or two left to finish off some of the bits that were waiting for bulldozers to clear fence lines or gullies, and terrain to dry out.

The weather has been slowing things down as we've been rained off several times, once for five days in a row, after really heavy rain. Had to wait for the ground to dry out sufficiently to get back on the paddocks. That tends to test your patience looking for things to keep yourself occupied.

Anyway, homeward bound soon.