Well Darwin was a big surprise – what a nice town, friendly and helpful. We are now well and truly over city life though and dying to head back out. We’ve now been a week anchored in Fannie Bay outside the Sailing Club. Thank god there is a sailing club as when the tide is out too far to contemplate dragging the dinghy to the water, we just enjoy a cold beer and before we know it, the tide has come in and we’re floating again!
Simon was up to his usual tight arse kiwi tricks and had us carrying, lugging and traipsing all over town for the biggest bargains. We actually carried both 9kg gas bottles to the bus stop, 2ks to BCF and then back on the bus just to save $30. I’m not so sure it was worth it but he was most pleased with himself. We did get a few strange looks on the bus – I’m not sure if they would let you do that in Sydney?
We’ve really not had a chance to do much sight seeing spending the last 8 days running around town – stocking up, getting essential repair items, completing tax returns, sorting mail… all that stuff. For the next 3 months we’ll not see any shops and have no phone or internet service so what we forget to do we’ll just have to do without. We plan to leave tomorrow but it feels like there is still so much to do!