Fuelled

I filled up both tanks of the Landcruiser on Saturday morning. That’s the first time the old girl has been full since the trip from Halls Creek. It cost me almost $160. That included about $8.50 to top up the fuel tank of the boat, and a bottle of no sugar coke.

I’m going to need the cruiser to be full. I have at least four days of doing the two- hourly commute to the doc’s surgery and back. Even so, I don’t regret sticking with Mehdi. Without him, these melanomas would still be festering away undetected.

Running the outboard is not going to be too costly. Less than $4 an hour.

I had hoped to get the boat out Sunday or Monday, but wind and rain put me off. I’m comfortable out on the water in weather, but launching and retrieving alone in wind and rough water will have to wait a bit. The wind was coming right up the passage from the SE. I’ll get her out as soon as I can. There are fish and crabs out there to catch.

In any case I should rig the navigation lights first. There is a sandbank not far out in the passage where the whiting are said to be good fishing when the moon and tide are right.

If you can’t fish, prepare to fish.

Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

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