Duct tape

We are having a problem with the range hood and just before we went to Denmark I used some blue duct tape to hold up the part that is broken as I was worried about it falling down whilst we were away. I didn’t mean to buy blue duct tape, just didn’t realise what colour it was until I needed to use it.


Monday night and all Tuesday there was strong wind and rain in Albany. We had a meal with Eversley Monday night and walked home before it started. Although we actually had a pleasant day, going up to the new Anzac memorial for lunch, Stephen went through it whilst I read my book until the restaurant closed at 3.00 p.m., then did a little shopping and waited for him to get in touch to say he was ready to be picked up.

But the weather made driving quite challenging and we also had a problem with the electricity going off intermittently. Eventually we tracked it down to a problem with the power plug not being securely placed in the powerpoint and the wind making it slip out. An employee of the caravan park put some duct tape on the plug, and although it fell off once more, when I put it back and stuck it down again, it remained in place all night. For some reason, and fortunately after we had had our showers and finished breakfast, they decided to switch of the electricity to do some maintenance. Perhaps there was some storm damage.


Anyway, we had found the caravan park very comfortable, not least because of the large and well appointed ensuite, and big concrete slab. Stephen decided to try reversing onto the site and did it in one go, so we didn’t need the caravan movers.

We had a little bit of trouble with one of the indicators when we were leaving this morning and after about 20 minutes realised it was the electrical connection, not one of the pins not working. Still, once we rearranged the cords it seemed to stay working for the rest of the day.

We stopped in Mt Barker for chai and hot chocolate, and shared a ham and cheese croissant. We stopped again in Kojonup for a pie/pastie, and got some petrol. As well, we had about three short stops to stretch. A fairly easy day of driving although I did not have the energy that I had on the day we drove down with Marie and Geoff.

We are spending the night in Williams. At first sight, the caravan park seemed pretty basic, but the facilities are clean, and after sunset there is quite a lot of park lighting, which makes it seem friendlier somehow. I had a shower and washed my hair before sunset. I had been feeling very cold when we first arrived, but after warming up in the caravan with our little heater going I find it just doesn’t seem so cold outside.


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