Bad day for birdlife at the lake. Managed to run over one of the silly bloody things in masochistic pursuit of some sort of record for biking in temperatures more suited to maintaining the freshness of food.
For the week - already,, and finally - 160 klm. Bitching weather for it this week though. Constant, gusty, cold winds. Somehow they manage, by virtue of the lake layout, to present a headwind on every sector. The present total will do for the week.
The bird life has been looking at me with a bit more respect after the incident today - sort of a 'watch that guy, he doesn't give way' thing. Only on that side of the lake - they are the only ones that know I managed to off one of their slower members. Wait until the word gets around. Should keep them on their toes.
fanning's boat leaks
News just to hand.
OK, news gleaned from a video conversation last night - beamed out of downtown Mulllumbimby to us here in coldsville - Fanning, owner of previously mentioned boat, finds, much to his dismay that some lowlife has been at his boat, parked on it's trailer, and stolen the petrol tank.
In doing so they seem to have managed to rock the thing back and forward so much as to weaken a spot where the vessel sits on the rollers.
Result; boat to repair people, and procurement of another petrol tank now a necessity. Nice that sort of thing should happen in the supposed haven of all things good.
This new video set up is excellent considering the camera is not right up there with Panavision quality. A delay occurs every now and then - ok, quite a bit of the time, and sometimes the thing locks up altogether, causing unscripted moments of hilarity (me and hilarity are mutually exclusive), but in the main it works well. Hell of a lot better than trying to get him on the phone.
A small visual problem in that I look like a dried beetroot with no hair, but sources tell me that in fact that the image is a faithful representation of the real me.