Please slow down
Heading out to Whalers Way on Fishery Bay Road please be aware of the wildlife on the bends and straights.
Due to all the fenceline there is not much space off the road for the emus to clear off to.
This week on the way out we saw one emu chick on the road squished.
We’ve watched this family of three chicks and mama forage along these roads for months.
On the way back from fisheries we’ve seen the mama squished on the road now leaving two chicks.
The only positive is that the eagles are getting a good feed and life cycle goes on.
Three bits of magic.
On Sunday afternoon (March 25) in Port Lincoln at the Nautilus Arts Centre an almost capacity crowd enjoyed the magic of the facility.
Marina Prior and David Dobson gave magical performances of familiar music, entertaining and powerful.
The audience gave a standing ovation, very rare in our community, and were rewarded with three encores.
Performing arts of this quality enrich our lives.
The cost of flights does not add up
No wonder passenger numbers through the Port Lincoln Airport have fallen.
The cost of a recent trip for two to Adelaide and return was over $600 dollars even though it was booked over two weeks in advance.
The ‘discounted’ base airfare was $472 then came the add-ons – GST $53.70, airport tax and levies $65, online booking surcharge $6.50 and paying by debit card fee another $6.50.
Add to that $3 per day parking fee at airport.
Compare this with a trip to Adelaide and return by road for four persons, the fuel cost of $190.
Actual one-way travel time difference was slightly in favour of flying, which necessitated travel from Port Lincoln to the airport, 19 minutes, mandatory pre-flight check in, 30 minutes, flight-time, 50 minutes, disembark plane and transfer to terminal, 12 minutes, collect baggage, seek conveyance, load baggage and clear airport, 24 minutes.
This added up to a total of two hours and 25 minutes.
By road (with stops) it is seven hours.
The per person cost – by air more than $300, by road less than $50.
The big joke is a flight from Adelaide to Melbourne and return for two costs $496 total.
It is not hard to figure out that less flights and bigger aircraft make flying cheaper.
The sun is risen
Hallelujah the Son is Risen. Hallelujah the Sun is Risen – at the (nearly) correct clock time for the first time in six months.
For DSS (daylight saving syndrome) sufferers finally some blessed relief.
Just give us true Central Standard Time!
S. J. DOLPHIN
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