Friday, October 21, 2011

Holiday and Home

House swapping means you get to experience a vacation and a new home.  You experience exotic tropical rain forests and exotic light bulbs, with B22 fittings instead of screws, to replace.
In the period of a week or two, we experienced Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday island, with some of the purest sand in the world.  The sand doesn't even get hot in the sun, and there is no development on the island.
Here's a panorama view from my cheap not-so-i Phone:

And then we get back to Hervey Bay, and while still within view of the Bay and majestic Fraser Island, there is a house and a lawn to be tended to.  So you get majestic pictures like this:

When you pack for several months in two suitcases, you leave out important things, like your old lawn shoes that can get dirty.  So I improvised and wrapped plastic bags around my only sneakers.  I was conscious about getting matching bags - who wants to be tacky in front of the neighbor's.  I'm still not used to the fumes of and sounds of a gas mower, but it has the power to get the job done.

1 comment:

  1. Good work Daniel. The bags are brilliant - I hate the green aftermath.