Things change – we know they do. Nothing stay the same forever. Yet when some changes happen we aren’t always pleased… are we.
We’ve been coming up here for over 10 years now and much has changed…the weather (cyclones and storms) has changed much of the infrastructure. Money comes and money goes from this little community…..many business’ have closed… and yet others that seem to cater to tourism seem to be thriving
A great deal of the film/movie ‘Australia’ was shot here so it gained a bit of publicity from that…..some businesses are still ‘trading’ on the fact the ‘stars’ were regular customers and I’m sure some locals are still using their ‘extras’ work as ‘dinner party’ conversations 🙂
The lovely place we stay in each time we visit has changed hands. Previously owned by a local couple, they purchased it (2005) as a very run down caravan park and transformed it into a clean welcoming friendly place with a 4* rating in all the tourist brochures, almost a home from home. We did know it was up for sale – no investment money around – so each year we’d turn up and be met by Craig and Donna and know we were in good hands.
Anyway last January, just four months after we drove home in the September the new business owners took over. Now it has a commercial feel about it. No smiles in the office, a penny pinching feel about the place. Lots of ‘signs’ about the place….do this, don’t do that. Washing machines are now xx$ to use, the free to use BBQs are not free any more. There is some free internet provided, we feel they changed providers because the service is nothing like it used to be (‘better’ deals are not always better – they service is ‘lousy’ to put it politely)
Items in ours and the other cabins have been depleted, tiny things that ‘made’ the place different to any other cabin we’ve staying in during our travels. We’ve used the same cabin for the last 8 years so were very familiar with the inventory.
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So I wrote that after a ‘run in’ with the office. I’m still ropable but coming back down to earth. I’m in good health, the sun is shining, it’such much warmer than at home, and…..I’ll get over it.
Monday Musings are just that! Non Verbal ‘Thinkings’ not meant to be Whinges….. but today I’m not in good form. How’s your Monday shaping up??