Birthday Celebrations and Commiserations....
Trip Start Oct 04, 2004
96Trip End Oct 02, 2005
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Today was Carols Birthday and we decided to do the Bondi to Coogee walk with her and Tomm.
Carol has already made an entry on her travelpod log about this date so i'm going to steal it and its below for your full enjoyment. Its better than anything I could put together anyway:-
no of birthdays spent in southern hemisphere = 2 (Sarah and Carols)
no of people on bondi - coogee walk = 4
no of daft boys on bondi - coogee walk = 2
no of people determined to steal Carols limelight on her birthday = 1
no of broken heels by the end of the day = 1
"Thinking it would be a lovely way to spend my birthday Thomas and I decided
to do the Bondi to Coogee walk with Sarah and Tony
Thomas and Tony especially enjoyed jumping off the rocks on the edge of a
cliff in gale force winds! However, I think Tony was a bit jealous of it
being my birthday as he decided to launch himself off one high rock onto
another, quickly followed by groans of agony and a "get me to the hospital"
plea, therefore quickly stealing my limelight and becoming the centre of
attention himself. Plain selfish whatever way you look at it! Anyway, we
hobbled to the road and hailed down a taxi to the hospital. Thomas ran on
ahead into the A&E department to inform them that Tony had been "bitten by
a midge!!" Thomas and I were quite happy waiting around to hear the verdict
until a very very green man came in with a bucket! Those who know me well
will not be surprised to hear that I was out of that hospital like a shot!
So, after an anxious wait and a CT scan we heard that Tony had broken his
heel and would be in a stookie for 6-8 weeks. Suddenly it wasn't quite as
funny anymore and our plans to travel together down to Adeliade vanished
So we were all pretty gutted especially seeing as Thomas and I had our
flights to Perth booked already so it wasn't easy to delay things. So
now it's just the two of us travelling down and hopefully Sarah and Tony
will catch up with us in Perth.
So all in all it was a pretty exciting birthday and one I won't forget, and
neither will Tony, I will expect a card on time every year."
4th April 2005
Carol just about hit the nail on the head with the story above. Fractured heel, got to keep off the foot for 6-8 weeks. Bugger. Fractured Calcaneum, non displaced (to all you medical bods out there) in other words my heel didn't fall off, although it could have done.