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Day 34 Sun 27 Mar 11 Kinka Beach

Blown Away

semi-overcast 29 °C

Another restless interrupted night being woken by itching sand fly bites.  Today we've got to get better medication!
The boys and I had fun trying to follow a very little foreshore path. I ended up taking off my shoes and running around with the boys in one of the mangrove inlets off the lake. We ended up muddy but it was fun.  We continued on the track when we found it again. It was a bit like orienteering, you had to keep finding the path as it petered out at little beaches or backtrack to find an alternative track we hadn't seen the first time. I love that kind of walk and the boys just love running around off lead!
Back at the van, I washed off the boys and then had a shower myself. I think I have more bites  than yesterday even though I've put on the Bushman's.
Well the wind certainly picked up - by the time we started into Rocky the winds were becoming stronger. First stop, the pharmacy for Vitamin B1 tablets, tea tree oil, and sorbelene creme (to make a moisturizer that also discourages Mosquitos and midges) and an antihistamine for combatting the itching bites.
We picked up some better annex poles so we can the other basic ones we bought yesterday back.
We stopped for sushi before heading back. I had taken one of the antihistamines and fell asleep on the way home, a first for me on this trip!
On our return to Kinka beach we could see that the coast was strong and gusty as was forecast and they weren't wrong.
The wind really shook the van in big gusts which made it difficult to nap and I kept waking up when the tarp flapped really hard onto the van above my bed. Combined with the tablet I took and the interrupted sleep left me a little cranky. Poor Jim! We tightened everything and then threw a rope around the tarp to stop the flapping which worked a little bit and I tried to nap again.
When I woke up late Jim had undone all the windows so that the wind blew through the van and the shaking was greatly reduced but we had to close up everything before bed in case it rained and sure enough it did, on and off during the night and the wind didn't let up.
We had BBQ fish and I made a salad, we'd picked up on a quick shopping supply stop in Yeppoon.

Posted by Jimandtina 05:11 Archived in Australia

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Gee bloody sand flys can make a living nightmare!! Great idea Bro to open the windows to allow the wind to travel through . . .hey Tina Jimmi loves you and am sure he has learnt to switch off when you are having a moment. . . .gav does it so well :)

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