Kingston SE to Salt Creek 83km
So Bob is a Prostate Cancer Survivor. He went into the Dr for a normal check up, and the blood tests showed he had Prostate Cancer. He didn't at anytime feel unwell, but he went and had surgery, and is still alive to tell the story.
He is incredibly active in the community, a member of Lions, a member of CFS (Country Fire Service, same as NZ vollie Fire Brigade), and organises the local Prostate Cancer Awareness group. He works 6 hours a day at a local garage, and is amazingly social, with a wide range of friends........and able to be so, because his Prostate Cancer was caught early.
Lorraine lost her husband to Prostate Cancer. Unfortunately, it was not caught early enough. They still did everything they needed to when the cancer was first found, but it had got away
Bob's wife was diagnosed with mild Parkinsons at 60. At 65 she is in full time care. She comes home at weekends, but is incapable of doing anything but sit.......
This sort of stuff makes me realize just how important my Global Cycle is. You never know when you life is going to change. As Robin Williams said in a movie sometime ago....Carpe Diem...(.or something like that...)...Seize The Day.
Dear Dr John, The last few days I have been having daytime nightmares. I imagine that I am on my bike on flat, never ending, straight roads, with numerous Kangaroo signs. This was seldom the case before I rode past the Wind Farms, and I have still seen only two live kangaroo. Am I Hallucinating? Is this a side effect to my health because of the danger of wind farms? Regards....Slightly Concerned.
Sam reckons Australia 2 Chile 0 at World Cup. I reckon the French are going to come back and give the Aussies a fright. And I'm ever hopefull that the All Blacks kick the Poms butts. Of course the will.......
Bob took me on a tour of the CFS she'd last night. CFS fight fires, and locally they get between 30 and 40 call outs a year. Some fires might take up to a week to put out. They have two appliances, a tanker and a command car. The appliances are quite different to ours, with a working platform up behind the cab, from where fires can be fought.
All other incidents, motor vehicle accidents, rescues, natural disasters, flooding etc, are attended by SES (State Emergency Services). They have all their own gear, a rescue appliance, two command cars, a truck to tow a rescue boat(it's big), and alsorts of tools.
Both run independently. Really interesting, and would alter how we in NZ would run our training. Neither group do any medical calls. That is left to the Ambulance Service. Thanks Bob for the tour.
Oh, I'm in the middle of Coorong NP. It runs along the coast for 140km. Can't see much from the road, but the road is pretty quiet, and flat, and there are huge mosquitos trying to get into the tent....The only wildlife I've seen all day..