Took the dogs to the Wetlands this afternoon. The rain we have had over the last week has had a reasonable effect but it still needs more to bring the ponds back to capacity. The boys were very good and walked well – like old pals, in fact. Pity they could not behave like that at home. Still to be fair, it’s not the fault of Max – Benji is the culprit here and as I said, for some reason he does not like Max. On Sunday, Max went home.
I have just returned from a trip to Adelaide. My son’s car has “given up the ghost”so he needs a new car. He asked me to take him to Adelaide since there was nothing here that he liked. There is only one car dealer here and private buys are a bit “dodgy” I took him to a decent dealer, “Adelaide Auto Sales”at Mawson Lakes. We spent some time there looking at various SUV models and he finally settled on a Ford Territory. Personally I preferred the
Sliver-Blue one, but he settled on the Black. The reason for the SUV is the high clearance which on the back roads could get him out of any trouble a lot easier. I had booked two hotel rooms but having got his vehicle, he decided he wanted to go home, so I led him back to the Port Wakefield Road and after a stop at Bolivar when I asked him to call me from Wakefield, any other stop and to call me when he gets home. I went back into town and did some shopping before heading off to the hotel for the night. John called me from Wakefield, Tin Man and when he got home. I had intended to head out to Bunnings this morning but decided I would follow John and head for home. I started out at 6am expecting to be in Wakefield by sunrise and continue the rest of the way in the daylight. I did, of course, but it was not without its interesting moments. There is a lot of reconstruction and road works at the bridge where the Northern Express branches off. It was dark, I was unaware of the situation so I followed what I thought was the right traffic cone-lined lane and ended up on the Northern Expressway. My GPS, which I had programmed for home led me off the Express to the Penfield Road, exit then to Virginia and back to Highway A1 – The Port Wakefield Road, and all of this was done in the dark and I don’t like driving at night. Still the Port Wakefield Road if a fairly large, well divided four lane highway from Gepps Cross in Adelaide all the way to Port Wakefield and I generally drive this in the dark to be in Wakefield for the sunrise so that I can continue by daylight. Wildlife on the Port Wakefield Road is unusual.
After my unscheduled detour I drove directly to Port Wakefield and stayed there for breakfast before heading off to the Tin Man. I decided, since I had sufficient fuel, not to stop and drove
directly to Port Augusta, did some shopping there and headed for home. Crazy Benji went gaga and I eventually had to sit on the floor with him for a bit until he settled down. You would think I had been away for weeks instead of just a day and a half,. After I emptied the car and sorted out my case, I took Benji out for a walk. That made him happy, just him and me together. I actually do miss him when I am away. However, all being well, I wont be away again until August and then only for a day and a half.
I have been looking through some old photographs and I came across photographs of Kongsoon ( the WaWa) and oddly enough, I do miss her and wonder how she is. We never hear from them
so we’ll probably never know. Sad, but there you are.