Monday, November 28, 2011

Burt Munro Challenge

We have been following the Challenge. Not that we are really motorbike enthusiasts but it’s hard not to get caught up in the hype of it all and we actually found the racing quite exciting. Sadly the beach race was cancelled due to gale force winds. Yes, it is still wet and windy down here much of the time. Yesterday however was a nice calm day and the street racing at Wyndham was well attended and there were a few spectacular crashes as you will see in the photo’s. (Coming soon)
We are still based at the Amble on Inn Motor camp as the ground is still quite wet and soft where we were previously. In the interim we are making the most of the closer proximity to town and spending a bit of time biking and walking, weather permitting of course.  We have only 2 months left on this work contract at Southland Hospital and at this stage don’t have plans for what we do after that. There are work options here but we have made no commitment yet. Yes, you got it, ….the weather!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Moved out of the swamp

We tried to move out of our current spot on Sunday as the ground appeared to be drying out and the weather forcast is for more rain. We moved about a quarter of a tyre turn and then the tyres spun in the soft slippery ground.  Stuck!  So after a discussion with the neighbour, the tractor was brought over and on Monday DREEEM was "assisted" back onto the road. We really needed a COF, an updated registration and some LPG.  Today Warren has managed the LPG but failed the COF as the man with the checkerboard noted a broken leaf spring. Apparently we need to have one made and the guy who can make and fit the thing is busy for a few weeks so we have settled down in a motorcamp just 2 kms from the hospital. Probably a great location for walking to work (apart from the weather forcast).