Thanks Mike for the title.
Nothing about cars, scopes, diagnostics or even this forum. Just a bit of a brag and a chance to put up a few general interest images.
(although some may say there is nothing to brag about).
Those who do not wish to hear some bloke having a good old brag should tune out now.........
But it's also a chance to post up pics of another speed of life.
A few years back I worked in a workshop on Auckland's North shore in New Zealand. We were only allowed one picture on the walls. That picture was of an empty deck chair sitting on a beach of golden sand, shaded by coconut palms over looking a turquoise ocean. It was to remind us that you could work to a better place. A picture of hope.
Well the last couple of years have been stink years for a variety of reasons. But then my deck chair rolled in. Yahoo.
My Mrs's landed a job on a stereotypical tropical island. It's only 3.5 square kilometres (less than 1.5 square miles) in size, 10* South of the equator, 39 km's (24 miles) off the top of Australia, just South of Papua New Guinea in an area of ocean called the Torres Strait's. The island is called Thursday Island (TI by the locals) and is one of about 150 in the area, and one of about 38 that is inhabited.
The temperature is mid 20's at nights and high twenty's to low thirties every day depending on the time of year.
That may sound hot to some, but it wasn't unusual for western Sydney summer temps to hit the low forties.
But saying that, the humidity is through the roof some where between 55 and 80% every day so it feels HOT. It is supposed to be the start of the monsoon season this month, guess I'm soon to discover how comfortable that is. Although we do have air conditioning in four of the rooms in the apartment.
Now the best thing about this is. I'm almost forced to sit in that deck chair. No emission laws, no safety checks, a very small island so mileage is some what limited and no vehicle ferries - the only way to get here is by water taxi - an hour and a half from the mainland (which is a remote area itself https://www.acfonline.org.au/news-media ... -cape-york
an area bigger than England with a population less than that of Galasheils or about ¼ hour from a neighbouring island that has little more than an airport/strip to connect the area to the nearest main town/city, Cairns, 500 miles to the South and a regional population of 140,000.
Anyway enough waffling on, here's the pics.
And mods if you wish to bin this thread, so be it. I just thought I would put up a general interest thing.