Hello readers. I apologise for this post being three days late. My trusty 2009 model Toshiba Satellite L500 Laptop has begun to give us problems. Grrr! Hiss! Grumble! I had to take the laptop to the laptop doctor. According to him the problems were easily fixed and we got it back late yesterday afternoon.
Monday 9th November.
Hmmm! There seemed to be an unusually high tide this morning.
It was overcast and a chilly wind was blowing from the south when we went for our Broadwater walk.
In the afternoon we went back to La-Z-Boy to order our lounge. After looking at options – again-Donnis decided on a new lounge combo and we placed an order. Manufacture and delivery time is 16 weeks!
Tuesday 10th November
Hmmm! The unusual tide is higher again this morning.
As well on our walk this morning we witnessed some new Pelican / Shag interaction.
One Shag seems to swim closer to the Pelican than the second Shag.
A third Shag seems to be involved in the same activity although it swims much further away, keeping a respectful distance between itself and the two main players. This morning a second Pelican tried to join the team. The first Pelican honked threateningly while the outside Shag swam at the intruder who quickly flapped itself airborne.
The combination of birds seems to take place at roughly the same time each morning AND in roughly the same location. The two extra Shags seem to be acting like apprentices or trainees.
Wednesday 11th November.
Once more the tide is higher.
Thursday 12th November.
Hmmm! We were a few hours late going for our walk this morning. The tide was unbelievably high. So high in fact much of the beach we walk along is underwater…and the tide was still coming in. I finally checked the tidal charts. The next few days will see even higher tides, easing back to the high tides experienced earlier in the week.
This morning I was trolling through my photos and a shot taken in Vancouver City in June caught my attention. It was a busy city street with a bike shop on a corner. They hire hundreds of bikes. (see attached photo)
I then thought about the bike hire in Brisbane. There are hire stations scattered around the city with perhaps a dozen bikes at each location. (see attached photo) Brisbane has a long way to go to catch up with Vancouver, a cyclist friendly city.
Sunday 15th November
In the afternoon we decided to walk along the Broadwater despite the 60Klm per hour winds blowing sand at dermabrasion speed.
It seems we did not do much this week. Although to be fair our days have been busy going to Doctors, Physiotherapists, Psychologists and so on takes up a good deal of our time.
For the record, my wrist, hand and fingers are still swollen. Pain has eased greatly but that could be as a result of the high pain relief does keeping the pain under control. Perhaps it is doing its job. The hand still looks swollen but many functions have returned. I am much more buoyant in my thoughts each day. I am now conscious that the hand will heal and the pain will go away.
My GP said to expect full, pain free use of my hand in 18 months. She added that on that day I will walk into her surgery with my coffee in one hand and her coffee in the other.
Looking forward to the day I can get back on the bike.
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