Quick pop quiz :
Which are Australia’s two most famous beaches ?
One would probably be Bondi :
And the other ? Whitehaven in the Whitsundays ? Cable Beach, Broome ?
Or how about “Summer Bay” :
The fictional beach from TV soap “Home and Away” is actually at Palm Beach, a few kilometres up the road from where I’m staying.
The surf club makes some tidy money from selling “Summer Bay Beach Patrol” merchandise and there are plenty of people paying for “Home and Away ” location tours. Apparently they are very popular with the English backpackers !
Anyway, I’ve been to both over the last couple of days while the sun was shining and I’ve still got my car to get around in …after all, I cannot leave Sydney without ever seeing Bondi, can I ?
In other news, I’ve got my gear down to an acceptable level, I’ll only have to pay for one suitcase to go as “unaccompanied baggage”. It is a bit scary, to look at 3 bags and think that is all your worldly possessions !
I’ve still got to get rid of my ute, the trouble is that things have started going wrong with it ! The indicators keep blowing fuses, and the air-con just died suddenly …maybe I finished the road trip just in time !
If I cannot fix them these little things will make it harder to sell …oh well, there is always the wreckers yard, LOL. After 13 years and over 270,000 kms I’ve got my money’s worth out of it so I am not too worried about how much I get for it, I’ve just got to get rid of it before next Tuesday, as then I am moving from the YHA here at Collaroy Beach into the city for the last few days. That will make it easier to get out to the airport early on 12 October with all my luggage.
Catch you later, that’s all for now …