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Motorhome Travels - February 2004

02/02/2004

We are excited coz John and Glenda are arriving today. We will be picking them up from the Brisbane airport at 4pm. Lets hope they don't have too much luggage - the Moke has no boot!

We have not made too many plans for the time that they are with us - we will play it by ear and go with the flow. We will be back at the airfield for two weeks starting from the 15th of Feb.

On Saturday morning we got up early and took the two Tiger Moths along Surfers Paradise beach front to get some nice photos. It turned out to be a great time of the day to do it, with calm conditions and clear sky's. We were able to take some wonderful photos and Geoff was very pleased with the results.

 

A Tiger over Paradise - [Click for a Larger Image]
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A Tiger over Paradise

A Tiger over Paradise - [Click for a Larger Image]
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A Tiger over Paradise

 

On Saturday night we went to see Kevin 'Bloody' Wilson at the Twin Towns club with Alan and Joss. I thought that there was a danger that Kevin would be old and tired by now - no chance - he is still as fresh and as funny as he ever was - he really is a great entertainer. We all have a great night and laughed so hard we almost cried. Before the show we spotted a counter selling KBW merchandise. There were the usual range of CD's, tapes and DVDs but also a range of caps and T-shirts with the word 'Dilligaf' on them. When we asked what 'Dilligaf' was, we were told that we had to wait to find out. As part of the show Kevin taught us this new word "Dilligaf". Now this is a most useful word and can be applied to so many situations. You really should go to a KBW show to find out what it means, but if you email us (and ask nicely) we will explain it.

 

07/02/2004

Firstly - well done Morgan! you win this weeks Dilligaf prize for knowing what KBW is on about.

Monday - we left the Airfield in fine weather for the trip to Brisbane airport to pick up John and Glenda. Just as the four of us were walking back to the Moke it started to rain a wee bit. By the time we secured the luggage and headed off, we were in the midst of a major tropical downpour. The Moke is not really good in the rain and we all got just a tad wet.

The rain closed the strip for two days so we will have to do the Tiger Moth experience when we get back to the coast.

Venus over Mt Maroon - [Click for a Larger Image]
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Venus over Mt Maroon

Tuesday we headed for Fernvale and the Twin Bridges. The river was quite high and a bit muddy compared to the crystal clear water we had seen just a month ago. We camped by the river for three nights before setting off for Mount Barney.

The river at Mount Barney was quite high too and much cooler than it was last time we were here. Still, it was refreshing. This is a very peaceful place.