Cane field fire at night (Irrigated crops get burned before harvest so that there is minimal excess plant material left on the ground which would interfere with the irrigation)
Beautiful sunset in the Burdekin
Chris had a flat tire today (darn nail!!!) so he got up and changed it (good to know he can still do that and not have to call AAA to come to Australia!) and we packed the car and headed into Townsville. He dropped me off at Lorrae’s and we chatted for a bit before going to the butcher and veg store to get some supplies for a salad to take to craft. Lorrae fixes a great salad–I need to take some tips from her and I loved these 2 shops she took me to so I will have to go back to them sometime. We headed to Gillian’s where the other ladies trickled in and we had such a nice time catching up and sharing lunch together! I love these Tuesdays when i can get there because there is always lively conversation and I learn a lot about the area and about the lives of these new friends! Cheers to Gillian for always making me feel so welcome and comfortable!!!
Lorrae dropped me off at the shopping area so I could go to the bank and transfer some money to the US —we had been trying to hold off as long as we could in hopes that the exchange rate would get better but had to move some money to pay some stuff on the house . It was an incredibly slow transaction……but we did it and I think I have it all set up now to do it myself online now which will be much easier! Then it was off to CSR to find Chris and head down here to the Burdekin to spend 2 nights this time. We found an absolutely wonderful Chinese restaurant that was actually open earlier than 6 pm so we could eat on the way in and then go to the house and chill out where we are now. Our company tonight—a noisy dragonfly who we can’t seem to corner since the ceilings are so high in this house! Hopefully he will calm down later on and sleep. And we turned the ac on in the bedroom and shut it all up so hopefully we won’t hear too many wild noises. Neither one of us slept well last night as Chris got a 1:30 am phone call from our insurance company wanting to talk to him about his life insurance and a wrong number at 4:00 am for someone looking for a contractor….the downside of having our US phones forwarded to our Australian phones!!!
It is a beautiful night as you can tell from the sunset pictures—gonna put on my trainers (tennis shoes) and walk in the morning after I get Chris to the one mill! Can’t wait!!! Haven’t had the chance to really walk here yet so it will be nice to scope it out and maybe even head to the beach that is about 5 kilometers from here. We will see what trouble I can get into!!! Lots I am sure!