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Friday 19th May

Tin Can Bag

rain 22 °C

We left Tamborine yesterday after a 2 and half week stay. We enjoyed celebrating Allison's and Alf's birthday with them and seeing the family on Mother's Day. Dan and I helped Alf pull down the old deck and floor boards of their old house and Allison took me to a "Pamper Day" held in the local community church. I was impressed that ladies from the church, volunteered their time to help ladies in the area that can't afford luxuries like facials, haircuts and their nails done. Morning tea was served with cakes, hot party pies and sandwiches. Professional hairdressers and beauticians gave up their time and I met some lovely ladies, all there to be pampered and for the company. Volunteering at it's best and all at no cost.

As we were packing up, Allison got a call to say her son Martin had been hurt in an accident on his motor bike on his way to work. Thankfully he wasn't killed but has damaged his left hand and ankle. He was taken to hospital where he will be for a while getting better. I hope that it's the last of his bike riding days, he may not be so lucky next time.

We arrived at Tin Can Bay about 2pm and checked into the first caravan park were we line up like sardines, one van next to another. Met the couple next to us who are from Broken Hill. We are packed in so close that our awning is almost touching their van. At 2.30am this morning we were woken by the sound of heavy rain, having to get up to close the hatches and windows. At 7am we headed down to the main tourist attraction in town, the feeding of the local dolphins. Along with a group of about 20 disabled people and their carers, we were greeted at the water by Dolphins Misty and Baby Joe and then Dad and 2 uncles arrived, for breakfast. It was $5 to watch and extra $5 to feed so I got to feed Misty with one fish. There are very strict regulations and very well organised but very enjoyable experience.

Heading to Bundaberg tomorrow to stay with cousin Sue on her farm so hopefully the rain will stop by then. On the way I have convinced Dan to visit Marybourgh where the author of Mary Poppins was born. I love Mary Poppins stories the movie and the music. I'll be singing 'a spoon full of sugar' and anything else I can remember the words to for Dan's entertainment!! More next week ........

Posted by Scotta's safari 20:10 Archived in Australia

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Looks like your having a great time! Dolphin feeding must have been fun. Hope weather is good as you make your way north. All good here - geese noisy, nuts falling off the trees and fire being lit at night if it's slightly cold. Lots of love, Margie C 😘

by MargieC

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