Friday, July 13, 2018

Caloundra house sit

I am afraid our adventures on this trip are not going to be very exciting from now on.  We have started our three week house sit at Golden Beach in Caloundra, looking after two fox terriers, Penny and Zulu.  Golden Beach may sound exciting but it is fairly humdrum really although the walk along the esplanade with the dogs each day is very nice.  And of course the weather is so much more pleasant here than it would be back home in Canberra in July.

Maxi has had to get used to a new pack of dogs and I must say, it has all gone well.  She has settled in and gets on quite well with the two residents.  Penny tends to be a little like Maxi and growls at other dogs to start with but they agreed to co-exist.  Zulu is extra friendly to man and beast, he just loves everyone.

The Caloundra Bridge Club is a big one with a large membership.  One of the reasons we agreed to this house sit was due the existence of a decent bridge club nearby.  Imagine our annoyance when we found out just recently that the club was closing for two weeks of renovations.  At first, arrangements were that Caloundra members attend the Sunshine Coast Bridge Club at Buderim which did not suit us at all.  Travelling the distance to and from to Buderim in the motor home did not appeal all that much.  Thankfully, the club came to an arrangement with the Caloundra RSL for bridge to continue there for the period of closure.  The RSL is very near our house sit so we are happy, once again.  We can get our fix of bridge regularly while we are here.  After our hectic farm sit at Moolloolah Valley it is nice to have the time to relax, chill out and play bridge regularly.

When this house sit ends on 10 August we will be hot footing back to Canberra to organise our luggage and get ready for a mid-August departure from Sydney overseas.

We went to the weekly Kawana Farmers Market on Saturday.  All sorts of lovely fresh markety stuff to buy.

We also visited the Funky Op Shop just down the road from the market.  We saw it on the way into Caloundra last week and made a note to visit it at the same time as the market.  I managed to buy myself a decent watch for $22 to replace the one that keeps chewing up batteries and stopping.  It is surprising how many watches there are at op shops.

Penny and Zulu having a great time chasing a stick at the Currimundi dog off-leash beach.

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