Monday, October 16, 2006
If there is a more useless incompetent bunch than the immigration dept of Australia then I would be amazed to meet them. I am so annoyed at the performance of this particular organisation that I don’t even have the energy left to post the correct foul language. Suffice it to say that I am having to recalibrate from first world organisation to Third world bureaucracy. It is only now that they have started to ask for documents to be sent (actually I think they only looked at the file last week) Any way they are off and I am going to check my e-mail to see if they have got there act together yet, a vain hope I know but it gets me through the day
Hi guys this may be a shorter blog In the Aus sense than I wished! As the Visa has failed to arrive and in fact they now want the documentation that I offered two weeks ago the job may fall through. Giving serious consideration to coming home after VTEC 2006. Money considerations require that I work soon or certain people will find the flat being sold from under them. Though I may be able to sort something at the visa office tomorrow. I was planning to take it easy and finish the trip down the coast in a relaxed manner but now its up at the crack of dawn and into Melbourne and camp out at the visa office.
Still early morning Beach pictures:
Apparently you are supposed to park up at a campsite to spend the night but what can you do when the sunrise is this good! The top of a mountain near Eden at dawn, I parked up in a small park and crashed out until early light. Then moved on in case the police decide I was up to no good.
Another beach a few hundred k’s away early morning and not a soul!! Well there was a Wallaby but it was camera shy!
So here’s a shy Echinida (but too slow to run away)
Still no Koalas though. Maybe tomorrow
What you going to do in the pacific on a sat morning. But watch whales ?????
These pictures require no explanation
Travelling down the coast at a fairly relaxed pace and I picked up a hitchhiker from Japan. I have already forgotten the poor guys name. Remember kids this is dangerous so don’t try this at home, I do these things so you don’t have to!
So here I am in the coastal town of Eden with the van parked up in the local park (no signs say I can’t) waiting for the dawn to move on and see what the morning has to offer.
Hope everyone is working hard and remember I don’t want this tour honest I want to be at work!!!!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
So a quick trip to Jervis bay is in order and a campsite in a Mangrove swamp.
Though to get there you have to cross this curios bridge
Anyway I managed to wander through the mangrove and thought that I was being really cunning as I managed to sneak up on a lot of crabs however these Muppets will be eaten in the morning as on closer examination I found that some sharper specimen was in the burrow and pushing these ones out to be eaten
After that I decided it was time to get a beer in the Husky pub. So the photographs got forgotten till the morning.