Soaking rain last night. Good for garden, bad for cycling. Steep downhill pinch to Lee Point, loose damp gravel and wet leaves. Front brakes grab, sail spectacularly over handlebars then graceful forward roll on impact. Armadillo unhurt, bike completely cactus. Carry bike back 5 km through rainforest to Royal Darwin Hospital. Persuade security man to let me use his phone to ring Jenny. Bugger! At lawn sale. Ring taxi instead. Wait out the front with hordes of indigenous patients all chainsmoking, mostly with IV drips beside them on trolleys.
Plan B. Monster Harvey Norman into giving refund for digital camera that won’t talk to PC. Use money to buy decent mountain bike.
Update – Jenny buys ornate outdoor setting with 6 chairs at lawn sale, along with wheelbarrow. Ominous. Setting needs stripping back and repainting. Creative excuses being devised for watching rugby instead of stripping and painting outdoor setting.