LIV­ING OFF THE LAND

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

Speak­ing of the slashie “life­style”, Co­conut did very nicely out of the CWA’s ever-re­li­able culi­nary skills and gen­eros­ity af­ter the An­zac Day march in Port Dou­glas. His pock­ets were bulging as he slipped out the back door, and it was rapidly fol­lowed by a break­fast at the yacht club for the re­gatta week. Thanks yacht club and the fine new kitchen! Now he is quite con­fi­dent that if the coun­cil can see its way to put on a bit of a spread at the ever more grandiose open­ing of the new Cow Bay toi­let (sin­gu­lar), then he is guar­an­teed of see­ing in the new fi­nan­cial year in calorific sur­plus! Quick of mind, he nipped into the change rooms and changed his gear, putting his now soiled uni­form in a garbage bag he could carry. By then he had missed his home school bus to home. So he jumped on the bus that hap­pened to be wait­ing there, not re­al­is­ing it was a tour bus with a load of Ja­panese sight­seers. He man­aged to phone Deb­bie, who then spent a while rac­ing around the roads try­ing to fol­low var­i­ous buses he might have been on. Then his phone gave out. Not know­ing where he was, she sta­tioned her­self at at his last port of call. Even­tu­ally he ap­peared from around the back of the tour bus, garbage bag in hand. Phew! She dropped him off at home and set out with the daugh­ter to go to a fun park. Round­abouts have al­ways been a bit tricky and in heavy traf­fic she man­aged to in­flict a slight rear-en­der on an­other car. By the time she got to the fun park bits were fall­ing off the the front end of her bat­tered bus. “Had a bit of a tough day, luv?” asked the man at the en­trance.

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