Day 147 - Friday 15th September 2017.

Setting up our camp - Day 1.

It was sunny and windy.

We were woken by a little Mase saying "boo" at 6:15am. He got into bed with Marg and me and stayed for over 30 minutes. Lukey dropped Jo and Mont at the Coolangatta Airport, as they have a dance seminar in Sydney.
Back in downtown Pac Pines, Marg, Mase and I drove back to our caravan park and towed our fiver to the caravan storage place. After that, we met up with Lukey at Helensvale's Donut King before going back to Lukeys. In the afternoon, we had a doctor's appointment. We are still alive.

We entertained Mase and then had We had chicko rolls, while Mase had sausage rolls.

Tomorrow we rest, as we are buggered.

By the way, we have moved into with Lukey and Jo and family for the next couple of months.

Day 148 - Saturday 16th September 2017.

Still setting up at Lukeys - Day 2.

It was sunny and windy.

We awoke about 6:30am and Mase was in bed with Daddy. We buggered about at home until Marg, Mase and I took some 'stuff' to our Storage King and then over to Officeworks to buy Marg another mouse. After unpacking all our 'stuff' at Lukeys, we couldn't find Marg's mouse anywhere, we looked everywhere and even asked Mase if he had seen it. He hadn't. SO we bought another one. When we got back home, we had lunch and Marg walked out with her original mouse, it was on the shoe rack for some unknown reason. Marg now has 2 computer mice. Lucky her.

After lunch, Lukey, Mase and me drove over to the tip, and then to Bunnings, to buy some 'stuff' and then picked up Marg and the four of us went shopping at Coles. As Marg was cooking mini pizzas for dinner, we need some ingredients.

During the arvo, Lukey, Mase and me watched the Sandown 500 practice on TV. Go Lowndesy. He is not going well.

As mentioned above, dinner was mini pizzas (aka mini mes). They were extremely yumma.

We managed to stay awake until nearly 9pm, we were buggered.

Day 149 - Sunday 17th September 2017.

Finished setting up at Lukeys - Day 3.

It was sunny and windy.

We slept very well. I got up about 6:30am and Mase was in the shower with Daddy. We buggered about home until Marg, Mase and I went to Bunnings and bought Mase a new sandpit. After dropping that back home and setting it up, Mase didn't want to leave his sandpit and come with Marg and me to Helensvale for a coffee and small shop, then back to Bunnings for 2 more 20kg bags of sand and then dropped off the padded coat hangers that Marg had made for Bec and Jay's wedding.

Back at home, Marg and I finished tidying up our bedroom and Lukey and I tidied up the garage, so now the Bubble lives in the garage beside Jo's car, while the mighty Navara lives on the grass beside the driveway.

During the arvo, Lukey, Mase and me watched the Sandown 500 (reduced race). Go Lowndesy. He is not going well.

Lukey blew me away by making nachos. They were YUMMA YUM YUM.

The cars are taking over.

The Supervisor with Mason Bear.

Mase's new sandpit.

Day 150 - Monday 18th September 2017.

Enjoying life at Lukeys - Day 4.

It was sunny, cloudy and windy.

We slept very well. I got up about 6:30am and Mase was in Daddy's bedroom. I looked after him, while Lukey got organised. Marg managed to get up about 8am. Lucky bugger.
We buggered about home until mid morning, then Marg, Mase and I went to Spotlight, Marg had run out of wool, she is now making 'Trauma Teddys' then over to our Storage King, to drop off some 'stuff' and pick up a few items. Mason enjoyed pushing the trolley with 'Mason Bear' on it. On the way home, we stopped at Helensvale at Gloria Jeans for a coffee, mud cake and banana bread, then arrived back home and had lunch.
Mase must have spent close to 3 hours playing in his new sandpit, it was unreal. You can see him from the kitchen and also while sitting in the lounge.

Marg made her chicken with rice and cashews. It was YUMMA.

Jo and Mont arrived home just after 9pm after their weekend in Sydney at the Dance Expo. Saying that they were buggered is an understatement.

Tomorrow, Mase and I may go riding, while Jo and Mont sleep.

Day 151 - Tuesday 19th September 2017.

Mase and I went riding - Day 5.

It was sunny, cloudy and windy.

We slept very well. I got up about 6:10am and Mase was sitting on his comfy chair watching Peppa Pig. I looked after him, until Marg got up about 8:00am and dressed him.
We loaded daddy's bike in the mighty Navara and Mase and I were off to park near the caravan park, we found a parking spot in front of the Coast Guard office. We started riding at 8:46am. We rode our normal route up to our Northern turnaround point at Lands End then visited various playgrounds, stopped at Cafe Rockpool where Katie made Mase's raisin toast and my coffee, then down to our Southern turnaround point and then back to the mighty Navara or as Mase calls it ("The Truck").

We arrived back at camp at 11:18am after 15.0kms.

My riding stats: Today's ride of 15.0kms is my 66th ride and Mase's 17th ride at Southport for a total of 1,983.3kms and gives me a total of 237.5kms at Dicky, giving me a total of 2,220.8kms so far in Qld.

We arrived back home about 11:45am and I gave Mase minding duties over to Marg. We just buggered about home for the remainder of the arvo.

I made rissoles on Lukey's BBQ and Marg prepared the salad. Naturally, it was yumma.

Jo arrived home from work at about 2:30pm.

Tomorrow will be my Mason free day, where Marg told me that I MUST go for a ride by myself. Ohhh Alright.

Yumma - Raisin toast.

Mase loved the Street Sweeper.

Mase on the 'Danny Dolphin' swing.

Day 152 - Wednesday 20th September 2017.

I had a 'Mason free' ride - Day 6.

It was sunny and windy.

We slept very well. I got up just after 6:00am and Mase was in bed with Mummy, so I took him out into the lounge area, where he watched his favourite show "Peppa Pig" in his comfy chair. I looked after him, until Marg got up and dressed him. There is a routine developing here.

I left home about 7:15am and loaded my bike into the mighty Navara and parked in the car park opposite Charis Seafood, over the road from our 'Hole in the ground'. I unloaded my bike, and I headed off to my Northern turnaround point at Lands End, then back past Labrador, through the Broadwater Parklands, poer the Nerang river, through Narrowneck where they are making the track for next month's Gold Coast 600 car race (go Lowndesy), then along the Espanade down to my Southern turnaround point opposite Laycock St in Surfers. Stop for my daily weather photos, then retrace my route back to Southport SLSC, then along the gravel Federation walk to the Spit, ride both the Spits and sit out at the end and ate my banana. Rode back to cafe Rockpool for a coffee served by Katie and then back to the car park. Drove back home. Today's stats; Started at 7:52am finished at 10:40am after 38.0kms.
Highlights of this ride were:
  • Car park at Charis is free until 11am.
  • Seeing Will Davison doing a TV promo at Narrowneck.
  • Seeing the pod of 'Danny' dolphins at the end of the spit.
  • At the back of the Sheraton on the gravel Federation Walk, I was swooped by 'Maggie' see photo below. It hit my helmet 5 times before resting in a tree, I photographed Maggie and then it swooped and hit my helmet another 8 times. A total of 13 times, my current record. There was no damage to me and none to Maggie.


My riding stats: Today's ride of 38.0kms is my 67th ride at Southport for a total of 2,021.3kms and gives me a total of 237.5kms at Dicky, giving me a total of 2,258.3kms so far in Qld.

Back home for lunch, before the 4 of us (Mont, Mase, Marg and me) got in the Bubble and visited the local Coles and bought 'chicken with sticks up their bum' for dinner.

I cooked the chicken on the Barbie and we had salad leftover from the previous night. We ate the lot. It was very yumma.

Tomorrow, Mase and I plan to ride our normal route.

8:43am - Today's weather photo taken at Surfers.

Preparing the track for GC600.

Preparing the track for GC600.

Preparing the track for GC600.

Maggie 'eyeing' me off.

Danny dolphin and his mates.

Re-developing the Spit area.

Day 153 - Thursday 21st September 2017.

Mason and I rode - Day 7.

It was sunny and windy.

We slept very well. I got up just after 6:00am and Mase was in bed with Mummy, so I took him out into the lounge area, where he watched his favourite show "Peppa Pig" in his comfy chair. I looked after him, until Marg got up and dressed him. There is a routine developing here.

We loaded Daddy's bike in the mighty Navara and Mase and I were off to park in the car park opposite Charis Seafood. We started riding at 8:35am. We rode our normal route up to our Northern turnaround point at Lands End then visited various playgrounds, stopped at Cafe Rockpool where Katie made Mase's raisin toast and my coffee, then down to our Southern turnaround point and then back to the mighty Navara.

We arrived back at "the Truck" at 10:58am after 15.3kms.

Highlights of this ride were:
  • We saw 2 diggers, digging. Mase was rapt.
  • He climbed on the 'new' koala at Charis Seafood.
  • We saw the 'Jetboat' man standing on a stream of water.
  • We watched the 'Danny Dolphin' Whale watching boat pass under us, while we were standing on the bridge.


  • My riding stats: Today's ride of 15.3kms is my 68th ride and Mase's 18th ride at Southport for a total of 2,036.6kms and gives me a total of 237.5kms at Dicky, giving me a total of 2,274.0kms so far in Qld.

    We arrived back home about 11:30am and after lunch, Marg and I and 'no grandkids' went to IKEA to buy 2 display cases for Lukey's toys.

    Dinner was fish'n'chips. They were very yumma.

    Tomorrow, Mase and I plan to ride our normal route.

    Mase and Mason Bear on Koala.

    Eating his raisin toast.

    Day 154 - Friday 22nd September 2017.

    Mason and I rode - Day 8.

    It was sunny and windy.

    We slept very well. I got up just after 6:10am and Mase was in bed with Mummy, so I took him out into the lounge area, where he watched his favourite show "Peppa Pig" in his comfy chair. I looked after him, until Marg got up and dressed him. There is a routine developing here.

    We loaded Daddy's bike in the mighty Navara and Mase and I were off to park in the car park opposite Charis Seafood. We started riding at 8:28am. We rode our normal route up to our Northern turnaround point at Lands End then visited various playgrounds, stopped at Cafe Rockpool where Katie made Mase's raisin toast and my coffee, then down to our "NEW" Southern turnaround point and then back to the mighty Navara.

    We arrived back at "the Truck" at 11:13am after 19.3kms.

    Highlights of this ride were:
    • "NEW" Southern turnaround point is Marina Mirage
    • We saw 5 diggers, none were digging. The workers were having 'morning tea'.
    • Mase saw 4 helicopters at the Gold Coast Helitours HQ.
    • We saw the Paradise Jetboat moored at their HQ.
    • We saw plenty of boats and yachts and jet skis moored at the marina.


    My riding stats: Today's ride of 19.3kms is my 69th ride and Mase's 19th ride at Southport for a total of 2,055.9kms and gives me a total of 237.5kms at Dicky, giving me a total of 2,293.3kms so far in Qld.

    We arrived back home about 12:00pm and after lunch, Marg and I buggered about at home, keeping an eye on the grandkids.

    Dinner was Marg's macaroni cheese. It was yumma.

    Mase and Mason Bear.

    on Danny Dolphin. (again)

    Mase and Mason Bear at GC Helitours.

    Mase and Mason Bear at Paradise JetBoats.

    Saturday 23rd September 2017.

    As we are staying with Lukey and Jo and their family, it is not worth doing a daily update, so I wont be updating the website until we are staying back in our fiver. We are booked in at Broadwater Tourist Park from 1st Feb.

    This will work out very well for me as I have over 25,000 photos sitting in my photobucket account and each photo has to be moved onto my one drive and the code for each photo has to be manually changed. It is and will be an absolute time consuming pain the bum.

    Talk to you in Feb, hopefully our hole in the ground will be closer to finishing.