Skipper and First Mate Millard (Big Bear and Pepe)
Thu 26 May 2016 22:57
Not unique but not oft seen, the sign telling yachties to stay clear of the runway.
A massive fish ball as we pulled up the the boat ramp.
Bear sorted Baby Beez and I read the map, to the shop.
It is rare to cross a runway and ‘Beware of Planes Landing’.
Cannot argue with the treasured island. We walked a little way up the hill and found an information board complete with a map of the island and four incredible views. Keswick Island is home to about ninety six people. Deliveries are via a freighter flight once a fortnight. One resident has his own plane and will always bring anything urgent over on the short flight from Mackay. Boats, visiting yachts and a little flat bed barge are also used.
View from Langton Point over Egremont Passage (between Keswick and St. Bees).
Langton Point Look Out.
The shop was closed and there was no signal coming from our dongle. We were considering finding Whale Cottage, just then Nathan pulled up on his golf buggy, telling him we needed a signal to check on the runaway Passports. He loaded us on the back of his steed and dropped us at the roundabout at the top of the hill.
The view from here was to Mackay on the mainland and the dongle flashed into life. Very comical – there we were with a great view, sitting back to back on the grass verge, heads in the internet. Bear typed in the tracking number of our Passports. Our furry little friend at the embassy had emailed, telling me she had sent our much loved documents on the 17th, hence my worrying as its now the 26th. Bear whooped then reported the heavenly news, they went in the system on the 24th and they were delivered yesterday. Yeeha. Such a relief, colour me happy.
A couple who have lived here for three years stopped for a chat. The man who mowed the lawn next to the runway stopped for a yarn and Nathan shot by a couple of times waving each time. Above us a stunning house ‘for sale’. Time to bimble down the hill.
Beez Neez looking pretty special.
Further down the hill we could see the girl with her buddies.
Bear with St. Bees behind him.
Back in Baby Beez, we looked over toward St. Bees. Nathan had told us that the trees at the top are home to three hundred or so koala bears. One of the biggest, healthy gangs in the world, chance of seeing one ??? slim.
ALL IN ALL A CORNER OF LOVELINESS
A PARSEY SET-UP FOR WEALTHY PEOPLE