If you find that thing you love, it doesn’t necessarily matter whether you do it well or not—you just need to do it.
P:-) and I took another quick trip to Davistown - a drive of around 3 hours. We camped in the backyard of an old family property of P:-)'s family. Sadly it has just been sold so this was our last time there. We took P:-)'s boat and the gazebo instead of the caravan, planning to spend some time on Brisbane Waters.
We arrived on Monday afternoon, just in time for a rather ominous storm front to appear in the sky.
It looked very nasty but thank goodness the following storm wasn't quite as terrible as we had expected. Plenty of wind and rain and we had to hold onto the walls of the gazebo to stop it blowing down but we got through it OK.
However, that was just the beginning of 2 days of rain which meant we couldn't take the boat out.
On day 2 another storm was forecast which was supposed to be bigger than the one the previous day. P:-) reinforced the gazebo with pieces of board he found around the place and old chairs that had been put out to be taken to the tip. It all worked beautifully.
It didn't look very pretty but supported the gazebo through the next lot of wind and pouring rain.
After a night of heavy rain we woke the next morning to light drizzle. There was water lying everywhere.
But the gazebo was still standing and everything inside was relatively dry.
Day 3 we bought our bait and finally put the boat in the water.
But sadly, we were destined to go nowhere. The motor refused to start. It kept spluttering and dying. A good Samaritan came to our aid and found what was wrong with the motor but it was not fixable on the spot and required some new parts being bought.
A lone pelican watched as P:-) checked out the outboard motor on the boat ramp.
I'd like to share another collage of pictures taken in the back yard.
The axle in the picture in the lower right hand corner is actually from a T Model Ford.
Sadly we only had 3 days and soon it was time to pack up again.
For P:-) it was a last good-bye to a little house that had been in his immediate family and then extended family for over 100 years. P:-) had spent much of his time as a child and young man here and it was a tangible link with his parents whom he had lost when he was only young. The little old house will be pulled down by the new owners, and a new home built in its place - the end of an era.
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