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30th Nov 2005
Commodities and carawongs

Wednesday, 30th November, 2005
Today is our last full day in Australia and there isn’t too much to catch up on in terms of sightseeing … but shopping? Well, that’s a different story.
I checked my e-mail first thing and then had a ‘live’ conversation with Ben who happened to be on line at the time; I noticed that an e-mail from him had arrived three minutes previously and set a tentative response and we had a half hour of exchanges from then.
We ventured out for the morning and dropped off some film at the processors in order to carry it back in slide form and thereby reduce the risk of x-ray problems. Then parked and took a turn into RR Williams, a famous Australian outfitters famed for its boots, hats and saddles. Tried their various wares for size but made no purchases. Outside the mall a crowd had gathered with TV cameras and various dignitaries
On through the Canberra mall and bought a few ‘Aussie’ things from an ‘Aussie’ shop and then retired to the National Library for a very civilised (and healthy) lunch of Caesar’s salad, juice and a coffee.
Back at the house and Stuart’s supposed to be resuming his labours at the computer. I left Anne who wanted to photograph some birds and nipped down to the local work wear outlet and got a pair of shoes, then into town and collected my film.
As the day drew to a close, we went back to Black Mountain for an evening walk among the gums and the Carawongs.
Took some shots of the trunks of the trees as the sun set and then we went back to the house at about 7.

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