New Life Day 9 - Sydney to Cairns

Saturday, Aug 01, 1998 at 17:28

ExplorOz - David & Michelle

Trip meter 2704km

We left Balgal Beach at 10am and arrived in Cairns by 1.30pm. Trip meter 2998km.

We found the Coconut Village Caravan Park easily and felt the grounds were very posh. We were given a tour of the grounds by electric buggy with the receptionist on 2-way radio back to the boss to answer any of our questions. They hold water aerobics for free every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in the salt water pool; hold scuba diving lessons weekly; and have a rainforest walk; bathrooms with hairdryer,; a shop and bistro; and entertainment room including pool table, air hockey, video room, TV room, mini golf course, volleyball and badmitten court, tennis courts and basketball courts.

Once we were directed to our site we carefully set up our car, trailer and new tent for the first time. Just as we sat down for a beer Collyn and David Darke drove in and waved hello and pointed to their campsite way across the other side of the grounds. We were surprised to find that so many of the TLCC club had already arrived. There was some confusion over camping charges and when we analysed the situation found that everyone had been given a different rate for the same accommodation. We were set up in the commercial camping area normally occupied by bus tour groups with 15 identical tents. The grounds though were superb considering how many campers and heavy vehicles used the grass grounds.

The TLCC group visited our tent for happy hour and we started to get to know one another. Jeff Webster introduced himself by announcing "I snore and I break-wind and I apologise to no one." And then continued by saying a little poem which I liked so much I had to write it down:

A Poem by Jeff
A fart is such a pleasant thing,
It gives the bowels ease.
It warms the bed in Winter time
And smothers all the flees.

Let the wind blow free
Where ever you may be
Or church or in chapel
Let it rattle

‘Tis better to fart and be ashamed
than to burst your bowels
and be lamed.
David (DM) & Michelle (MM)
Always working not enough travelling!
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