'And there was the sea, the colour of tea, cold, univiting and glum...' The wind has swung to westerly and pushed the flood from Pat's river back into the pier at Whitemark. The sea was tannic and murky, when we went down to try for squid this evening. Still, we met our newly Australian citizen Doctors (Congratulations!) and Max (the border collie) and my girlfriend Molly the Great Dane X Wolfhound and Bill and Maria. Much amusement derived from B trying to net a skate on Bill's line with too short a net (Maria and I holding her feet) It got away, for which we're all grateful. Dr Biren says he's seen a number of nasty skate-spine wounds which inevitably don't heal well.
Anyway, we decided it wasn't much good for squid, chatted a bit, and came home. That's the worst I have seen the water here looking.
We went to a garage sale this AM and bought a couple of bits and bobs - a hand saw, a small orbital sander (they're fairly useless, but I have so few tools, and some cross stitch and books for B and yet another Alvey reel for me (boat one) and a couple of wastepaper baskets. These were the biggest win as they're an iniquitous price here - I keep threatening to use other containers (ours stayed in SA) but everything gets appropriated for plants.
For Christmas I got Chris a wee orbital sander with all sorts of different shaped attachments for her refinishing projects.ReplyDelete
I saw those and rather fancied them on our trip over to Melbourne. Good for getting to all the places that you can't with an orbital sander. I find the ordinary size frustrating just for that reason (ok so had a pair of different belt sanders and a lathe mounted disk spoiled me)ReplyDelete
spoiled me for using it for bigger jobs, that is.ReplyDelete
Could you send us your address? My Dad and younger brother are heading for Adelaide on April 6 for a month's visit with my siblings and families. I'm going to try to get a package off to you from there. Any special requests? I was thinking of yarn and embroidery floss for Barbs...ReplyDelete
:-) I would like to talk to Quilly about that fine-mesh thrownet - if it is not too heavy - or going to get anyone arrested at the airport. But I absolutely insist on paying for it - I have a paypay account that works for that sort of thing. By yarn - do you mean knitting wool? Because, yes, that is something B loves. Posting here - 'those mad ex-South Africans, Flinders Island got to us :-) - but the actual address is PO box 153, Whitemark, Flinders Island, 7255, AustraliaReplyDelete