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Southport - Day 1

Day 48 - Thursday 14 August 2014

Sunny with some cloud and a temperature of 20 degrees, although it felt cooler as there was a breeze for most of the day.

We were up early this morning waiting for Colin and Louise from Australia Wide Annexes to arrive and install our new annexe. Colin was busy early installing the new draft skirt to the side of the van, and Louise started unpacking the annexe. Bugger! When Louise unpacked the annexe panels, they appeared to have a manufacturing fault - so they have arranged for a replacement to be made next week. Tomorrow Colin is coming back to make some minor adjustments to our Fiamma Clip System, before taking some final measurements.

Suffice to say Di is not happy - she has been looking forward to getting the new annexe for some time. We have now decided to stay a bit longer at Southport - our site is available until 7 September so we have extended our booking until then. Our plans to go to Wilcannia, Broken Hill and Mildura will be put on hold until next year perhaps.

During the day we were chatting to Ted, our neighbour on the next site and we talked about our site last year that was in the "permanent" part of the park. He told us that the Parks Management had a plan to move the permanent vans out of the park - wait for the occupants to die it seems. Later in the afternoon we went for a walk around the park - and saw the results of those plans. An old permanent van was being loaded on a truck for removal.

Broadwater tourist Park - not quite full

Broadwater tourist Park - not quite full

Site 66 - with our new skirt - no annexe however

Site 66 - with our new skirt - no annexe however

Our pool

Our pool

The other pool

The other pool

Para sail surfers getting ready on the beach

Para sail surfers getting ready on the beach

Para Sail Surfer

Para Sail Surfer

Southport Coast Guard

Southport Coast Guard

Old permanent van being removed from its site

Old permanent van being removed from its site

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