Gosh I realize how far behind my blogging has become. Not having the little lap top makes it quite difficult to tick over the blog; I have to make more of an effort. Today I am sitting inside Mandy and Basil’s house whilst the kids are playing on the beach with some dogs (they bought some dog treats in the super-market). I had hoped to get a paddle in, they have a good selection of sea kayaks and canoes.
Sydney is lovely, walked around the botanical gardens yesterday, checking out all the plants we have seen in our travels so far. Then we treated ourselves to fish and chips by the quay.
We are staying on the equivalent of a nautical Clara Vale. A little island, no cars just a public ferry once an hour, and no pub! You could swim to shore but using the ‘tinny’ is dryer and quicker. The house is on stilts over looking the blue waters of ….hmm don’t know what the river would be; look up Scotland Island NSW and you can find out. Steps lead down to the jetty where the various boats are stored. Jacob loves it for the extensive video collection, Louise for the dogs here about and Angela and I as we can sit on the porch and enjoy a sherbet or two.
So why aren’t we staying longer? I had to buy a packet of crisps for the kids – we had missed judged lunch time. They cost $2.20 with an exchange of $1.40 to the pound. They were the equivalent of your standard Walkers packet of crisps. I saw a loaf of posh bread for $8.50, it did look nice but I just could not bring myself to buy it. I have put Angela in charge of spending money as I think I would just go around tutting and shaking my head.