Wednesday, 23 December 2009

We're Back

We had an early morning flight on Monday and allowed plenty of time, anticipating either being held up in Monday morning traffic to the airport or a crowded check in, neither of which eventuated, so we had time for a quick breakfast in the Qantas lounge before departure. Johanna has, over the years, become accustomed to the Qantas Lounge. So much so that in Sydney as we waited for our connecting flight she wouldn’t use the toilets anywhere else! (they’re so much better in the Qantas lounge)

Colin breathed a sigh of relief to find the Patrol still in the Coffs Harbour Airport car park, where he left it over a week ago. On arrival at Emerald Beach we set up the van, put up the tent and headed to the beach. (mind you the kid’s headed to the beach a while before Colin and I finished all the setting up!)

Last night we put up some christmas decorations to get into the festive mood. The caravan is now sporting flashing lights and tinsel on the outside and numerous decorations on the inside. Our neighbours are being treated to some pretty average Christmas music too (cheap Christmas CD) Quite a few vans are all decked out for Christmas, we have had fun checking out the competition.

We had a very noisy visitor during the night – a possum dancing? on the caravan roof for far too long. There are also kangaroos around at dusk and dawn and as usual the birds start to sing in the middle of the night (well that is what it feels like)

Today was a cruisy day, most of the morning spent on the beach. Colin, Rachel and Zac enjoyed surfing, Johanna, Heidi and I had fun on the boogey boards. The beach is in easy walking distance, the weather was warm and it was a very pleasant day.

For the record:

“Rachel which of these toothbrushes is yours?”

“I don’t know”

“What, do you mean to say you just use any of them!”

“Yep, kind of”

Colin – “Where are my thongs, Rachel have you got them on again?”

Maria – “Rachel, get my thongs off!”

Rachel – “but yours are so much more comfortable”

“Rachel your towel is the blue towel, not the green or the orange, only the blue. There is only one blue towel and it is yours – use only that one”