Macrobusiness Sundries: 14-15 May, 2022

Camden Haven

‘Dear MB friends, we hope you find the photos selected of some interest. Camino del Santiago from Saint Jean pied de Port in France to Burgos Spain. 15 days 370klms ‘


Geoff McVeigh


Autumn leaves at Braidwood


Butcher Bird with mince at Watson


Ritualised Forms

Queenscliff Pier sunrise


Ermington Plumbing

‘Bondi Bowlo is a bloody good Bowlo.

Had a mates boys 18th birthday there last week.’


‘I’ve grown Tomatoes, apple cucumbers and basil in this same garden bed over the last 15 years.

But haven’t planted anything in it in over 12 to 18 months. Yet due to all this Fken rain this vine sprouted and spread all over the place.
I thought it was one of the  years old apple cucumber seeds that had sprouted.
But instead it is this horrible looking fruit that has grown. It tastes like an unripe watermelon.
I look it up and find out It’s some kinda weird South African plant.
How did it get in my garden!?’



‘Over the last week we have travelled about 1200 km from Mataranka NT to Burketown QLD. The roads have been mostly good dirt, occasionally challenging, and infrequently difficult due to bulldust. We’ve seen no other bikers, just 4WD and caravans. The weather in the first few days was hot, mid to high 30s, but has since been a much kinder high 20s to low 30s. The first two days were the most eventful. We arrived in Roper Bar expecting to refuel but none available Thankfully a fisher gave us his boat fuel and we were on our way. Moments later my battery failed. Fully charged but not discharging. This was a big problem but we scrounged a battery from a trail bike with enough capacity to run the ECU and used our jumper packs to start the bike. Hence no stopping through the day and few photos to share. TJs Store in Borroloola has a bit of everything, including the correct battery for a 2010 BMW R1200 GSA. Who’da thought that to be possible? At Lorella Springs, due to a change of plans a camper offloaded scarce premium unleaded at half the local cost. Again very fortunate and marvelling at the generosity. People we met either were bikers, were former bikers or wished they were bikers and were keen for a chat. Near Hells Gate Roadhouse we encountered a Perentie on the road. We are currently in Burketown and going barra fishing tomorrow. ‘


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  1. Goldstandard1MEMBER

    Love the colour in the photos. The boots a reminder to us all that you can’t get pleasure without pain and dirt……
    Well done team.

  2. African Horny Cucumber: It can be eaten at any stage of ripening, but when overripe, it will burst forcefully to release seeds.

    Don’t we all, don’t… we… all?

  3. The Travelling PhantomMEMBER

    Great job Des, that’s awesome you found a battery replacement! Safe travels!
    Did you say to that Croc, see ya later Alligator???

  4. The Travelling PhantomMEMBER

    @Ermo do you clean your self and boots in the garden bed? You might got the seed from the sewerage somewhere 🤔
    Nice bowlo!!

      • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

        What about from the apple cucumber seed pack from 3 years earlier!
        Miss packaging?

        I’ve never seen one of those fruits before.
        We do get a lot of fruit bats around at certain times of year.

  5. Thanks for the Pics fella’s. Great to get perspectives from elsewhere – even if it is a Bondi Pissoirs’. It’s OK Ermo we’ve all got our thing…..

    • boomengineeringMEMBER

      Sent you and TTP some pics of the unorthodox jaw coupling fitment I was harping on about the other day. No show yet and still waiting for harold’s cat as well.

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