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    Not today but over the weekend. Got started on cutting back the Ivy from these dead trees so they can be lopped. We have a few Brushies and Ring Tails living in them. So I need to let as much light in as possible to encourage them to move on.
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    Once I could cut as high as I could I moved onto this bushy area, I think its call Chinese Latern or something. A bloody weed. I need to rebuild the leaning retaining wall at the end so I can put a water tank or two there.... @Rossco, check out the lean on the Ivy covered dead tree in the back right of the pic.
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    Nearly all out... Just gotta get that other bushy thingo' out too. This weekend I hope to finish it.
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    What also really made me happy is the kindness of two council workers. We are allowed three 1 metre cubed trailer loads of green waste per year from the council. Then its like $70 each time. So Sunday they were shut due to the holiday. Monday they were open. I take the first trailer load down, I was holding around 2 cubes in my trailer. Packed pretty high. I get to the gate at the tip, show my rates notice to the guy, he looks at it, and tells me to go around to near the entrance where there is another spot to unload green waste, a guy will be there to direct me. He didn't even stamp my rates notice. Great 1 load for free.
    A few hour later I rock up with another very full load, this time I didn't even get in to show my notice to get it stamped, the guy just sent me straight in to unload! Second load for free! So I still have three trailer loads. There is kind people that work for my local council!

    Now off to the angry thread to vent about our local council. Lol.

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    The other day, I risked life and limb and drove onto bare ground, up somebody's driveway and jump srarted their Tojo with a flat battery. The risk was worth it. I didn't even use the spare gearstick! Sorry, no pics. Lol

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    Flew into Lockhart River (Cape York) yesterday. Our home at Portland Roads (5kms past the turn off to Chilli Beach) for the next 5 weeks, with use of a 2016 dual cab Hilux for the duration. Other than supplying most of our own tucker (fish provided) & paying for the storage of our Patrol in Cairns the cost is $zero including the return flights to/from Cairns. Feeling very happy & lucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuppa View Post
    Flew into Lockhart River (Cape York) yesterday. Our home at Portland Roads (5kms past the turn off to Chilli Beach) for the next 5 weeks, with use of a 2016 dual cab Hilux for the duration. Other than supplying most of our own tucker (fish provided) & paying for the storage of our Patrol in Cairns the cost is $zero including the return flights to/from Cairns. Feeling very happy & lucky.

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    Blah Blah Blah .....rub it in
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    Quote Originally Posted by jack View Post
    Blah Blah Blah .....rub it in
    It's alright Jack it's not all a bed of roses - first thing the owner did was to bring us an industrial quantity of mozzie coils & then there were the bats flying past at close quarters though the kitchen area & the living room just on dark. It's all open you see, except for the bedroom. The resident python hasn't been in to visit yet. 'Different' would be a good description but I wouldn't want to swap it. Went back down to Lockhart River airfield this morning to learn the ropes re the Postie side of things, all sweet - pretty cruisy.

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    @Cuppa is this all word of mouth or do you apply via a register?
    You have had some amazing 'supervisor' jobs.
    As I lay there looking up, taking in the spectacular view that was the night sky and the multitude of stars I asked myself, where did my tent go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mc4by View Post
    @Cuppa is this all word of mouth or do you apply via a register?
    You have had some amazing 'supervisor' jobs.
    @Mc4by The Dampier Peninsula 'gig' was via friends of friends/direct contact but the others have been via an online house sitting web site. There are a number of such sites but the one we joined is Aussie House Sitters. Cost us about $70 for a year - which from the results we have had we have found great value. We joined whilst we were on the Dampier Peninsula, having decided we wanted to do more staying in a location for extended periods rather than just moving on all the time, particularly in the Top End during wet seasons. Sending interested homeowners the link to our blog, in conjunction with phone conversations & email correspondence has been very useful in conveying 'who we are'. Many folk choose to fit their travels in between 'sits', but we like to try to fit sits between travel, at least whilst up north. For us we need to 'reserve' the dry season for travel. We had hoped to get a full wet season in one sit when we came across to FNQ, but the rainforest sit of 4 months was too good to miss, so we came across hoping we might find other sits to get us through the Wet, but if that had not worked out, we would have driven southward to drier weather, returning when we could drive up the Cape. As it is we have secured this current one & another a bit north of Cairns to see us through to mid April. We have applied for a couple of sits which we didn't get, but all that we have got have been home/property owners contacting us on the basis of the 'bio' we put on the web site. Since being in FNQ we have had to turn down several requests to do sits as we are already 'booked'. Our experience is that although it is possible to get sits arranged before reaching an area, it is easier once in the area. On the Dampier peninsula, if we hadn't already committed to the place we looked after we could have got 3 or 4 other similar gigs. Some are 'jobs', either paid or unpaid, we shy away from those as we don't really want 'jobs'. Check out our bio on Aussie House Sitters & check out the rest of their web site. https://www.aussiehousesitters.com.a...married-couple There are also a variety of Facebook house sitting groups, which we are on, but have not as yet sought any sits through. (haven't needed to). We do make a point of keeping any commitment we make. For this current Cape York sit we were contacted the day before we were due to meet another couple on the Atherton Tablelands with a view to sitting for them for the same period. Had we have met them 48 hours earlier & committed, we would turned down the sit here even though it was for us far more desirable. As it was we told the Cape York people we would have to reach a firm agreement within 24 hours, before we met with the tablelands people. A lengthy phone that day call saw them agreeing to us & us to them. So the point is it helps to be flexible & willing to grab an opportunity when it arises if it's something you want.

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    Went to my cousins place tonight. Had a lovely evening with great company and five different Whiskey’s to taste. IMG_2432.jpg


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    I wanted to see how I'd go getting home on petrol (my tb45 is dual fuel gas injected).
    I wasn't quite full full but just about. Went through about 40 litres and covered around 160km. I work it out at 25L/100.

    Not bad considering I was in 2nd (auto) getting up some of the hills. Revs we're too high at 4000 rpm to continue to maintain 100km/h. Settled for 3rd at around 90 ish below 3000.

    I now know that I should be able to get 700 km between both fuels safely.


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    Just living where we do and loving it

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