The real bonus on this trip was discovering that a young whale shark had spent the winter in Coyote Bay instead of moving up the coast with others. Every day we'd go out and swim, kayak or paddle board along with her. A real bonus because a couple of years ago M. was considering a side trip up the Western coast of Australia just to see a whale shark. Won't have to do that anytime soon.
The only negative was that a couple of RVers had drones and they were buzzing overhead completely destroying the tranquillity of the situation. Too lazy to get off their butts and paddle out like others
But, hey, I'm a friendly guy, I waved at them. OK, OK, maybe all my fingers weren't completely visible.
There's been previous discussions about the need to carry two spares. Here's a different take. This guy, with a tandem axle, thought he heard a sound but his wife didn't so he kept going. Not as crazy as it seems because sometimes you have to go for miles and miles before you can find a place to get off the traveled part of the road. The concept of a shoulder or smooth transition from the traveled part of the road off to the side hasn't taken hold here. By the time he pulled over the steel cords from the shredded tire had lashed and damaged the tire behind it. So he ended up with two damaged tires and using both his spares. An extreme example maybe, but food for though if you're traveling off the beaten path.