After a sunrise that was nothing short of spectacular it was time to check the Red Claw traps on our second day at the Theresa Creek Dam.
We were exited to find a half dozen of them had crept into the traps along with a turtle.
We spent a quiet day catching up on more work until leaving for Clermont mid afternoon to catch up on emails before picking David up from the Clermont mine after his shift at 7:00pm. We thought we had no internet coverage at the dam but we’ve since found out how to connect our Telstra Next G antenna on the car to the portable modem and we DO have coverage.
After meeting David we travelled back to Clermont and consumed a gigantic meal at a local pub.
David and I ploughed our way through a schnitzel that was easily 1 foot long and 6 inches wide.
I knew it was a foolish act on my part overeating so much and I later paid for it with a restless night of constant dunny trips.
After dropping David back to the mine at about 10:00PM we drove back to Theresa Creek Dam. A heavy storm had ripped through the town while we were dining and on the drive back Kerrie was letting her active imagination run away with her as the dampness from the rain on the hot roads caused a swirling mist. She found it eerie as if she expected some spectre to emerge from the mist creating a scene akin to a horror movie. I found the mist quite fascinating.
The stars were again out in all their brilliance as we pulled into the now dead silent Theresa Creek Dam and crawled into bed.