Monday, 25 June 2007

That was a silly idea. I went to the gym today — for the first time in ... well ... let's just say a while. I'm feeling okay but I'm sure I won't be so lively tomorrow morning. Still, I'm glad I did it. All I have to do is keep going.

Work hasn't changed. We are surrounded by a sea of plonkerness. (I was going to say that we're adrift in the Good Ship Plonker and it's time to throw people over board but that didn't make sense. So then I thought about being stuck fast on the shoals of plonkerdom but that didn't work either. I give up.) Only 98 weeks and 2 days to go before I move north permanently*. I hope I can hang on for that long.

But I'll be up that way before then. In fact, in about three weeks time, I'll pack the car and head to the Atherton Tablelands for field work. If I have any spare time, I might case the area for suitable land. (Not that I can afford it at the moment but it'll be fun to look.)

* I'm serious about this, Mr McD. Mark my words. (And clear out your garage, just in case I can't find a place to live.)


Pestie said...

Hey - are you going to get a chance to catch up with Cairns based individuals on your trip to the Tablelands? Or is your time already fully allocated?

Snail said...

Funny you should ask, Pestie, because I have just worked out a schedule. When I say 'just', I mean that I pored over the atlas, calculated the distances and then sat down at the computer. This is hot off the press.

I'm taking 5 days to get from here to there, so that's an average of 600km/day. With any luck, I might get to see some of the scenery on the way. I'm particularly keen to get back to Cape Hillsborough (near Mackay) and Edmund Kennedy NP (Cardwell). Don't think I've been in either place in the dry.

Looks like I'll be in Cairns on the evening of 24th. There could be food involved. And drink. Especially drink.