#GavinsWaterBottle Adventure day 2

Gavin was awake at 2.30am. What is he apprehensive about? Is it the expected visitors? Did he go to bed too early? I am sure it will be revealed at some stage. Gavin weighed himself as he noticed his pants starting to fall off him. 100.3 kg – 8 kg less than his weight at Easter! Well done Gavin…the adventures are doing you good!

Gavin packed all the gear he wanted for this adventure at North Pine Dam. All he had to do was wait for Andy. Eventually Andy arrived and off we went on our adventure which is per the walk report at https://glasshousebw.wordpress.com/2016/04/10/north-pine-dam-walk-report

Gavin and Andy then went out to Dayboro and to check the start of the next walk to Kluvers Lookout. The cars are intended to park along Wirth Road, and a large grassy area was found to be ideal with the road having been upgraded and new concrete floodways. Gavin took a photo to send around..

Back home and it was time to repack everything and put away those things not needed till the next adventure, and also collect the items to put in the “commuter bag” and the “fundraising bags”.

Later that night Gavin ironed his clothes for the week and went to bed.


Thursday 24th March 2016

Day off work..to fix the caravan!


After Sue had come back from the school run, it was down to Bunnings and get a length of Tasmanian oak (2.4x40x18),two lengths of Tasmanian oak (2.4x12x5), maxi nails, and a glue gun.  Also thought to get rubber stoppers for the caravan door when I reinstall it.

Getting back home commenced trimming the timber, while waiting for Andy to come over and give me a hand (qualified shipwright, what could go wrong?) Then it was time to cut the plywood from the 2440 length to 2120.  Champion job with the saw cutting the melamine coating!

Getting the plywood into the caravan was no mean feat, but succeeded in the end. Then it re-install beading and other fittings to the roof and it looked a million dollars.  Just needed propping for the glue to dry.


Due to the propping and the need to allow 8 hours for the glue to dry, spent the night in the caravan to give it maximum chance.

Monday 21st March 2016

Work day to start the week.  Brought in all the clothes I need for the week. We will see how it goes!

The BGL for the morning was 5.3. Great! Feeling a bit sniffly…no… not the cold again!

The weather was cloudy and a few showers about.

Received a phone call that the plywood for the caravan had been delivered.  Need to take Thursday off to install the plywood before going away at Easter.

Completed the BWQ President’s Circular and sent it to Desley for forwarding to clubs.  Need to look at communication with clubs. The Glasshouse Bushwalkers Club newsletter was also distributed.

Charlotte asked me to give her a recommendation on LinkedIn, which I obliged.  I am also thinking of seeing if Charlotte could use her talent to create a logo for BWQ.

02 March 2016

Well here we are in Australia, the second day of Autumn and I can’t believe the events that are on the cards this month. I am going to be run off my feet!  At the moment I am finalising the arrangements for the #bordertracktrek with Diabetes Qld; preparing for the AGM with Deception Bay District Guides; got to get the newsletter for the Glasshouse Bushwalkers Club Inc. out by tonight as the next walk is on Sunday; trying to study for Dip Management & Leadership; prepare for the Bushwalking Australia Inc. teleconference; prepare for the Bushwalking Queensland Inc. Bush Bash…and the list goes on. Of course, I hold down a full time and at times that gets in the way.

Today, I received a phone call from the Trails Activation Officer with Sunshine Coast Regional Council to prepare a Heart Week walk on 08/05/2016; a phone call from the Lamington National Park Ranger regarding the Group Activity Permit and further requirements for the #bordertracktrek; and was allocated a locker at work!

All this while taking advantage of Sharepoint in getting my paid work done!

Once I get home, I will be battling to get online with all the devices a household of five owns to get some of this work done!