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WeFa (I)

Today we headed west to WeFa (Wentworth Falls) in the Blue Mountains. We stayed at a holiday house which I found on stayz.com.au. It was quite nice, but the web site ad had led me to believe that we would have a ‘house’ – ie. a whole house. In fact it turned out to be just two rooms at the front of a house. I think we got ripped off..

Yuko took over the desk…

Part of our mission is to try as many restaurants as possible. Tonight it was a Thai place in Leura. It was adequate…

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Getting Voted In (not out)

Yuko is going to Japan in about a week for a surprise purpose (which will be revealed when she returns). She had to go to the city today to pick up her JR Rail Pass for use in Japan. She therefore needed some small change to pay for parking at Lane Cove (the free parking area has too short a time limit). She offered to buy a box of coins from me for $5.00. I agreed, but I think I got ripped off!!!!

While Yuko was out I went to the telescope shop to see whether they had any dobsonian scopes I might be interested in. They had one on display (below), but I’m leaning towards the model one size up from this. I had not heard of this brand (Saxon) before, so I decided to do some googling on it before making a decision.

The Saxon 10 inch collapsible

In the evening, I went to the general meeting of the NSAS. I had been wondering if they ever received my membership application (and cheque) which I mailed two months ago. But tonight the first item on the agenda was whether to accept me as a member. A vote was called and it appeared, from a show of hands, that a majority of those present voted in favour. This is democracy in action!