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Thursday, May 29, 2003
Daydream Island still cut off from the mainland owing to extreme weather conditions. Unable to hire any sort of boat, and tomorrow's Seaplane action is looking a bit dodgy too. On the positive side, there are a number of fully stocked bars, three restaurants, a 19 hole Crazy Golf course (got round in 63 today but looking to improve) and a Trivial Pursuit set that is free (free!) to borrow.

Congratulations to Ruth and Stephen

Tuesday, May 27, 2003
Now sucessfully ensconced in the Daydream Island resort, which is empty, and all activities cancelled due to high winds.

Saturday, May 24, 2003
Finally made it to the bush.

Great couple of flights out. First with the ever professional Qantas, who went throught the safety talk and operation of lifejackets, even though there is no body of water between Brisbane and Longreach.

Next, on to (probably) the worlds smallest plane. Safety briefing went "G'day. I'm Al, this is Murpho. Read the safety instructions? Who wants earplugs". The plane would have seated 19 if half the seats hadn't been missing. Didn't ask why.

Now in Winton. Done the famous Walzing Matilda museum, done the famous wall, been to the famous pub (as not featured in Crocodile Dundee), won the raffle (more beer). Ready for home. Weather's lovely, mind.

Friday, May 16, 2003
Thanks to Lisa at Flight Centre I get to escape the SE Queensland coast (scene of much flash-flooding and aborted jet landings) and head straight for the bush next week. This will hopefully be followed by a week of doing nothing on or around a beach, quite possibly in the notorious drug ravaged urban wasteland of the Daydream Islands.

And I'm going to see The Matrix.

On my own.


Saturday, May 10, 2003
Still staring at machines. Very theraputic. Shiny.

Due to pressure of work had to turn down a "Buck's Night"* invite. The planned itinery was meet for beers at 6, followed by a strip bar crawl, finishing up in the Gold Coast's friendliest brothel. Might do it on my own next Saturday anyway.

*Australian variant of "Stag Night", apparently.

Saturday, May 03, 2003
Three months in and finally, finally, I get to update the website from work. I'm currently looking after my own ICU. The technology is amazing here, I tell you. Hope this isn't interfering with the machines.

Thursday, May 01, 2003
I'm delighted to announce that April has been the busiest month in Jim And Natalie Down Under's short history, with a staggering 502 hits. This beats February 2003 (476 hits) into a bloody pulp. Ahahahahahah!