The last two days have been really good. The rain vanished for a couple of days and we had really nice weather for a change. Still
cold at times but warm at other times. The temperature these last few days – and again tonorrow – was 20c. Not as warm as we would like but at least not freezing cold like it has been. I took advantage after church today and went out for a wander with Benji. It’s been a while since we went out to Point Lowly and the lighthouse so that’s where we went. Ovedrall, a nice drive – warm and sunny. Since we adopted him, Benji has loved to go out in the car but he has never been a “poke your head out of the window” kind of dog. He’s more of a “I’ll just curl up here on the fornt seat and watch you drive”. But he like being in the car and we try to take him out with us as often as we can – and he really doesn’t mind if he is relegated to the back seat, just so long as he is with us. Sometime we go out and it’s “Lunch for three” .
The road out to the Point Lowly turn-off was pretty busy and I was wondering why – then I remem,bered it is the week-end of the Show (Local Fair) and this is the first real show since the pandemic. I would like to go but I wont go on my own since Annabell is not able to go. We used to run a tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches Marquee but during the downturn of industry some years ago we lost a few of our members and we just didn’t have enough people to erect and the marquee , set it out with tables and chairs brought from the church, urns and the Fridges – then dismantle it all at the end. Well, let me quality that – we certainly did
have enough people – but I should have said – young fit and healthy people. We ended up recruiting family and friends – mainly males. Also we were running out of ladies to spend an entire week baking and then spend time, making drinks and sandwiches.
We decided that after 24 years of doing this, it was time to stop. We did one more year to make the 25 and then we did no more. The marquee was sold as was much of the equipment. It was a lot of hard work and whilst it might have been rewarding, it was still long hard work from 8am to 9pm.
Apart from the traffic up to the turnoff, the drive to Fitzgerald Bay was fairly quiet and Benji was curled up and strapped in to the front seat I drove out to Douglas Point and the Shingle Ridge and we walked around there for a bit. From there we drove out to the lighthouse and had a bit of a wander around there. The front area of the lighthouse is closed off with fencing as work is being done on the platform and the base of the lighthouse.
We didn’t spend too much time at the lighthouse since I needed to get home and start helping Annabell get dinner for the family ready. I do most of the work Monday to Saturday but she does Sunday Dinner for the family and I TRY (note the capitals) not to interfere, just offer assistance.
Monday and a change in the weather again. We seem to be back to winter and it’s cold and raining – fairly heavy at times. I spent much of the day at the hospital waiting to
see an eye specialist. We do not have any specialists here – they just come up every now and then and hold a clinic which is always very busy. The last photograph is Port Pirie from the lighthouse area. Port Pirie looks close enough but to get there is is about 175 Klms Up and across the top and then along one side of the gulf from here to Port Augusta, then down the gulf again from Pt. Augusta to Port Pirie. It’s a long drive. For some reason two posts wont allow me to reply. For reasons unknown my reply has been rejected. So if you have noticed my lack of comments, this could be the answer.